Mining

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Mining is the skill associated with breaking rocks, mainly in The Mines. Larger or more valuable rocks and nodes take more hits or a stronger Pickaxe to break.

Mines Access

During the first four days of the game, The Mines are closed due to a landslide caused by the Joja Corporation. After 4 days, you will receive a letter in the mail saying that Joja Corp. has cleared the landslide, and you will have access to The Mines.

Mining Skill Icon.png Mining Skill

Mining Skill is increased by breaking rocks. Each level adds +1 to Pickaxe proficiency.

You are awarded mining skill points when rocks are destroyed -- it doesn't matter if this is done by Pickaxe, Bombs, or by the action of Monsters.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Cooking Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Choose a Profession:
Cherry Bomb.png Cherry Bomb Staircase.png Staircase Miner's Treat.png Miner's Treat Iron Bar.png Transmute (Fe) Miner.png Miner
+1 ore per vein.
Geologist.png Geologist
50% chance for Gems to appear in pairs.
Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Level 9 Level 10
Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Miner: Geologist:
Bomb.png Bomb Gold Bar.png Transmute (Au) Mega Bomb.png Mega Bomb Crystalarium.png Crystalarium Blacksmith Icon.png Blacksmith
Metal bars worth 50% more.
(Applies to Copper, Iron, Gold, & Iridium Bars)
Excavator.png Excavator
Geode find doubled.
Prospector.png Prospector
Coal find doubled.
Gemologist.png Gemologist
Gems worth 30% more.
(Applies to all Minerals & Gems)

Experience Points

Different rock types give different numbers of experience points. While generic rocks inside The Mines provide no experience bonus on their own, if coal is dropped, you are awarded 5 experience points. No other "extra" drops from breaking rocks inside the Mines award experience points.

Rock Type Experience
Gray Rock (outside The Mines) 1
Gray Boulder (outside The Mines) 0
Rock (inside The Mines) 0
Gray Rock (inside The Mines) 4
Amethyst Node Geologist Profession: 8
Miner Profession: 16
Aquamarine Node Geologist Profession: 20
Miner Profession: 40
Diamond Node Geologist Profession: 100
Miner Profession: 150
Emerald Node Geologist Profession: 50
Miner Profession: 80
Jade Node Geologist Profession: 20
Miner Profession: 40
Ruby Node Geologist Profession: 50
Miner Profession: 80
Topaz Node Geologist Profession: 8
Miner Profession: 16
Gem Node 3
Mystic Stone 50
Copper Node 5
Iron Node 12
Gold Node 18
Iridium Node 50
Geode Node (seen on the Hill-top Farm) 8
Frozen Geode Node (seen on the Hill-top Farm) 16
Magma Geode Node (seen on the Hill-top Farm) 32

Mining Nodes

All nodes (other than the Geode Nodes) may be found in the Skull Cavern or Quarry.

Image Name Contains Mine Location
Amethyst Node.png
Amethyst Node Amethyst Mines (any level)
Aquamarine Node.png
Aquamarine Node Aquamarine Mines (any level after reaching bottom of mines; Level 40+ otherwise)
Copper Node.png
Copper Node Copper Ore Mines (any level)
Diamond Node.png
Diamond Node Diamond Mines (Level 50+)
Emerald Node.png
Emerald Node Emerald Mines (any level after reaching bottom of mines; does not appear otherwise)
Gem Node.png
Gem Node Amethyst, Aquamarine, Diamond, Emerald, Jade, Prismatic Shard, Ruby, or Topaz Mines (any level)
Gold Node.png
Gold Node Gold Ore Mines (Level 80+)
Iridium Node.png
Iridium Node Iridium Ore, and a 4% chance for 1 Prismatic Shard Skull Cavern only
Iron Node.png
Iron Node Iron Ore Mines (Level 40+)
Jade Node.png
Jade Node Jade Mines (any level after reaching bottom of mines; Level 40+ otherwise)
Mystic Stone.png
Mystic Stone 1-3 Iridium Ore, 1-4 Gold Ore, and a 25% chance of 1 Prismatic Shard Mines (Level 100-120)
Ruby Node.png
Ruby Node Ruby Mines (any level after reaching bottom of mines; does not appear otherwise)
Topaz Node.png
Topaz Node Topaz Mines (any level)
Geode Node.png
Geode Node Geode Hill-top Farm Map only
Frozen Geode Node.png
Frozen Geode Node Frozen Geode Hill-top Farm Map only
Magma Geode Node.png
Magma Geode Node Magma Geode Hill-top Farm Map only

Diamond Nodes begin appearing at level 50 in the mines, at approximately 1 in 500 chance of appearing in place of a stone. For every level after level 50, frequency increases by .000016 per level. This makes for a .0028 chance for a diamond node to appear in place of a stone at floor 100 (1.2 in 500 or 7 in 2500), and ultimately a .003104 chance for a diamond node to appear in place of a stone at floor 119 (1.552 in 500 or 194 in 62500).

The chance for Gem Nodes to appear is very small, but is slightly increased by Mining Skill level and Daily Luck. The chance for Mystic Stones to appear is also increased by Mining Skill Level and daily Luck.

The Mines

See: The Mines

Skull Cavern

See: Skull Cavern

The Quarry

See: Quarry

History

  • 1.0: Introduced.
  • 1.1: The Blacksmith profession now increases the value of metal bars by 50%, up from 25%