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Miner

Miner

The Miner is a block from Industrial Craft 2 that will extract valuable ores from a 1x1 area beneath the Miner and can be upgraded to mine a 5x5 or 9x9 area. It must be powered using Batteries, BatPack, BatBox or other IC2 Storage device. It is commonly paired with a Pump in the event the Miner encounters Water or Lava. The Miner will place objects into an adjacent Chest.

Recipe

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Electronic Circuit

Machine Block

Mining Pipe

Mining Pipe

Electronic Circuit

Miner


Requirements

To run, the automated Miner requires 3 things, with several optional but highly recommended things:

EU: From cables or other portable sources like a Bat-pack or an RE-Battery but not Tier III energy devices.

Pipe: Mining Pipe (IC2)

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Refined Iron

Refined Iron

Refined Iron

Treetap

Refined Iron

Refined Iron

Refined Iron

Mining Pipe (IC2)

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Which is consumed to dig down. Returned once the miner retracts. The buildcraft mining pipe does not work.

Drill bit: Mining Drill

Mining Drill

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Refined Iron

Refined Iron

Refined Iron

Electronic Circuit

RE Battery (Charged)

Refined Iron

Refined Iron

Mining Drill


or Diamond Drill

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Diamond

Diamond

Mining Drill

Diamond

Diamond Drill


It does not matter whether the drill is charged or not.

Optional

Make a Scanner so that it branches off to the sides to mine blocks, instead of just boring a shaft directly down.

Scanner: OD Scanner

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Electronic Circuit

Insulated Copper Cable

Glowstone Dust

RE Battery (Charged)

Insulated Copper Cable

Electronic Circuit

Insulated Copper Cable

OD Scanner


or OV Scanner

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Glowstone Dust

2xIns. Gold Cable

Glowstone Dust

Advanced Circuit

OD Scanner

Glowstone Dust

2xIns. Gold Cable

OV Scanner


Pump: Pump (IC2) with Empty Cell

To collect source water blocks that get in the way of mining, and to clear + store lava in a stackable container.

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Empty Cell

Empty Cell

Mining Pipe (IC2)

Electronic Circuit

Machine Block

Treetap

Empty Cell

Empty Cell

Mining Pipe (IC2)

Pump (IC2)


Operation

To use the Miner insert a Drill Bit into the top-left, a Scanner in the top-right and your Mining Pipes into the top-middle. As soon as the Miner has a Drill Bit, Pipes, and power, it will start digging.

The Miner will consume the Pipes to dig down extracting ore it finds under it, or within a 5x5 square if an OD Scanner is inserted or in a 9x9 square if a OV scanner is inserted (See Scanning Range section).

Any ore found will be brought up and ejected onto the surface next to the Miner. Placing a chest next to the Miner will result in the ore being stored in it instead.

Once the Miner has finished you can retract the Pipes by removing the Drill Bit; retracted Pipes will be slowly dropped onto the ground nearby, or into an adjacent Chest if one is present. You may place blocks (Dirt etc.) in the pipe slot to fill in the shaft when it retracts. If you don't fill in the shaft, breaking the machine might cause it to fall down to bedrock (or wherever the miner was stopped).

An easy method of efficiently mining with the automated Miner is to dig down to the upper level of the strata containing the ore you are seeking. Dig through a tunnel until you find a scan result you are happy with and set up the Miner. For power, consider using a Geothermal Generator, as you are likely to be relatively deep and hauling buckets of Lava is an energy efficient means to power the Miner.


The Miner will usually not work if used inside a protected area, such as a protected spawn or Towny city.

Energy Cost

Note: Must be connected to low voltage. Rough power costs for one operation:

  • Mining Drill: ~450-470 EU
  • Diamond Drill: ~880-900 EU
  • OD Scanner: ~65-75 EU
  • OV Scanner: ~165-190 EU

Therefore, the cost to drill down 1 level with a Mining Drill + OD Scanner is ~460+~70 = ~530, and the cost to drill down 1 level with a Diamond Drill + OD Scanner is ~890+~70 = ~960

Diamond Drills are far more expensive but far faster, ~4 times as fast.

EU/Tick:

A Miner with a Mining Drill and OD Scanner will use ~2-3 EU/t.

A Miner with a Diamond Drill and OV Scanner will use ~20-24 EU/t due to the higher cost per tool and faster mining speed.

Video Tutorials

Tekkit Tutorials - IC2 9 - Miners and Pumps-005:55

Tekkit Tutorials - IC2 9 - Miners and Pumps-0

Start a Discussion Discussions about Miner

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