|Extracts solid resources from the resource node it is built on. |
The normal extraction rate is 240 resources per minute.
The extraction rate is modified depending on resource purity. Outputs all extracted resources onto connected conveyor belts.
|Unlocks at||Tier 7|
|Power Usage||30 MW|
Resources breakdown [ ]
3 × Portable Miner
20 × Steel Pipe
5 × Turbo Motor
5 × Computer
Total Base Ingredients
The Miner Mk.3 is the improved version of the Miner Mk.2 which mines at 400% speed. It is a building used to extract ore resources (Iron Ore, Copper Ore, Limestone, etc.) from resource nodes around the map.
It is unlocked after completing the Tier 7 Milestone: Bayer Process.
Mining Speed[edit | edit source]
The formula for Mk.3 Miner mining speed is:
(mining speed)=4*(purity modifier)*(overclock percentage)*60
Purity modifiers; Impure = 0.5x, Normal = 1.0x, Pure = 2.0x.
The mining speed of a Miner Mk.3 is:
|Node Purity||Mining Speed
Overclocking[edit | edit source]
The Miner Mk.3 can be overclocked up to 250% speed, at the cost of greatly increased power consumption.
|25 %||50 %||100 %||150 %||200 %||250 %|
Running a Miner Mk.3 at 50% yields the same amount of resources as a Miner Mk.2 with slightly reduced energy consumption (9.9 MW instead of 12 MW).
Running a Miner Mk.3 at 25% yields the same amount of resources as a Miner Mk.1 with slightly reduced energy consumption (3.3 MW instead of 5 MW).
Limits of the Mk.3 Miner[edit | edit source]
The Mk.3 Miner extraction speed on a pure node is limited by the throughput of Conveyor Belt Mk.6. As it currently stands, the Mk.6 Conveyor has a Transportation Rate of 900 units per minute. In contrast the Mk.3 Miner can produce 1,200 units per minute on a pure resource node with overclocking set to 250%. The maximum clock rate the Mk.3 Miner should be set at on a pure node is calculated as follows:
(mining speed)=480*(overclock percentage)/100
= (mining speed) 900 * 100 / (node purity)480 = (overclock percentage)187.5
(overclock percentage)=187.5 -> 188%
This will overproduce by 2.4 units per minute, filling up the miners output cargo slot in 41 Minutes and 40 seconds.
See also[edit | edit source]