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
Inventory 1 slot
Crafted In Equipment Workshop
Crafting Time 40s
Clicks Needed 10
Pieces Made 1
Iron Plate.png
Resources breakdown [Expand]
4 × Iron Plate.png Iron Plate
8 × Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot
8 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
8 × Wire.png Wire
3 × Copper Ingot.png Copper Ingot
3 × Copper Ore.png Copper Ore
4 × Cable.png Cable
8 × Wire.png Wire
3 × Copper Ingot.png Copper Ingot
3 × Copper Ore.png Copper Ore
Total Base Ingredients
8 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
6 × Copper Ore.png Copper 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. 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 in hand. Then find a resource node, such as an Iron Ore deposit. 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 you must walk up to it and open its inventory with your use key (default E) and take the ore out. The miner can be picked up by pressing the "Pick up Miner" button in its inventory.

Used to craft
IngredientsTime (s)Product
1 × Portable Miner.png Portable Miner Miner Mk.1.png Miner Mk.1
5 × Iron Rod.png Iron Rod
5 × Concrete.png Concrete
2 × Portable Miner.png Portable Miner Miner Mk.2.png Miner Mk.2
5 × Encased Industrial Beam.png Encased Industrial Beam
10 × Steel Pipe.png Steel Pipe
15 × Cable.png Cable
3 × Portable Miner.png Portable Miner Miner Mk.3.png Miner Mk.3
4 × Heavy Modular Frame.png Heavy Modular Frame
20 × Steel Pipe.png Steel Pipe
5 × Turbo Motor.png Turbo Motor
5 × Computer.png Computer

Tips[edit | edit source]

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Portable Miner was first shown in the E3 trailer
  • It can pump Crude Oil, despite it's a miner and not a pump.

See also[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]