Portable Miner

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Portable Miner
Portable Miner.png
Can be set up on a resource node to automatically extract the resource. Very limited storage space.
Type Tool
Stage Establishing
Stack Size 1
Sink Value 60
Inventory 1 slot
Blueprint Path


Crafted In Equipment Workshop
Crafting Time 40s
Manual Crafting Manual crafting.png×10
Pieces Made 1
Iron Plate.png
Iron Rod.png
Resources breakdown [Expand]
3 ×  Iron Plate
5 ×  Iron Ingot
5 ×  Iron Ore
3 ×  Iron Rod
3 ×  Iron Ingot
3 ×  Iron Ore
Total Base Ingredients
8 ×  Iron Ore
We don’t want you to harm yourself mining for ore bare-handed
~ Caterina Parks's assistant Steve

The Portable Miner is a small, portable version of a Miner. As the first available mining machine, It is used to semi-automate the mining process in the early-game. It is available in the equipment workshop after completing the tier 0 milestone "Hub Upgrade 1". It requires no fuel nor power, but has no conveyor belt connections and can only hold one stack of ore (usually 100). It mines at a speed of 20, 40, and 80 items per minute for impure, normal, and pure nodes respectively, although the interface will always say "1 per second".

Mining Speed[edit | edit source]

Portable Miner can not be overclocked, so it mines at the following constant speeds:

Node Purity Mining Speed
Impure 20
Normal 40
Pure 80

Usage[edit | edit source]

Open your inventory and double click the portable miner to equip it in hand. Then find a resource node, such as an Iron Ore node. At any location on the deposit where you have the prompt to pick up ore, left-click to deploy the miner. It will display a deploy animation, but will begin mining as soon as it leaves your hand.

When the miner is full, it will stop animating and making noise and its lights will turn off, and you must walk up to it and open its inventory with your use key (default E) and take the ore out. If you want to remove the miner, it can be picked up by pressing the "Pick up Miner" button in its UI.

Used to craft
IngredientsTime (s)Product
3 ×  Portable Miner   Miner Mk.3
4 ×  Heavy Modular Frame
20 ×  Steel Pipe
5 ×  Turbo Motor
5 ×  Computer

Tips[edit | edit source]

It is advised to build several portable miners in an arc shape so that the engineer is not required to move around when interacting with the next portable miner. As soon as the  Storage Container is unlocked, build it next to the mining site for ore-buffering.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It can pump Crude Oil, despite that it is a miner and not a pump.

See also[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]