- Jul 15, 2017
One of the many skills in Monolith is mining. Minig is a very usefull skin to learn, the reason for this is that with the combination of the metal working skill, ores can be melted into ingots and can be used to craft a huge variety of different items such as, but not limited to ammo and weapons. If that isn't enough for you; the ores also sell for a decent prices to the vendors.
To start mining you first need a pickaxe.
You can purchase one of the tools cashier located in the supermarket for a (small) price of $590.
Ores only spawn in what players have named the mine, this area can be found in the west of the map.
To make it simple for you I made a map with the route to this area. (click it for fullsize)
As with all kinds of resource gathering, you need a certain level in order to mine a certain type of ore.
The types of ores and levels are as follows:
Stone - Level 1 Copper - Level 6 Coal - Level 15 Iron - Level 24 Silver - Level 48 Gold - Level 62 Titanium - Level 75
The amount of XP (mining xp) you earn depends on the level the ore is, the equation is the same as all types of crafting/resource gathering.
xp earned = 25 + math.floor( skilllevelrequired * 0.8 )
To keep is simple and short:
25 + math.floor(1 * 0.8) = 25 xp -- Stone ore 25 + math.floor(6 * 0.8) = 29 xp -- Copper ore 25 + math.floor(15 * 0.8) = 37 xp -- Coal ore 25 + math.floor(24 * 0.8) = 44 xp -- Iron ore 25 + math.floor(48 * 0.8) = 63 xp -- Silver ore 25 + math.floor(62 * 0.8) = 74 xp -- Gold ore 25 + math.floor(75 * 0.8) = 85 xp -- Titanium ore
As with all the skills, it will take so time to level this skill up, so being patient is the key here. If you want to see what level you are or how much XP is left then press C, press Applications and select skills (click here for a more indepth guide).
Now that we got all that out of the way, lets talk money. You can sell ores to the same person you bought your pickaxe from. (tools cashier located in the supermarket)
Its important to note that coals sells for a higher price than iron even though iron requires a higher level to mine than coal. If you want to earn XP you should mine Iron as that will give you more XP, but if you're trying to make a quick profit then coal is where the money is at. Ofcourse when you reach level 48 and unlock silver this becomes irrelevant as silver will give you more XP and sells for more than both coal and iron.
Below you can find a list to see how much one ore is worth:
Stone = $1 Copper = $2 Coal = $8 Iron = $4 Silver = $12 Gold = $24 Titanium = $48
These are all the basics you need to know in order to start mining.
Hopefully you learned something with this guide. If you have any questions or found a mistake in the guide let me know and I will fix it asap.