The Deep Mines is an area in Dinkum that you can access to find lots of rare ores, Iron Ore and make plenty of money/dinks. This guide will give an overview of what you can find in the Deep Mines, how to unlock it and other tips and tricks!
How To Unlock The Deep Mines
In order to access the Deep Mines, you first need to have Level 2 Mining Licence.
This will then unlock the Deep Mining Licence that you can purchase for 3,500 Permit Points. This will then unlock the Mine Deed that you can apply for from Fletch.
The Mine Deed will put your Island into 250,000 Dinks Debt and requires the following materials:
- 10x Bag Of Cement
- 10x Old Cog
- 1x Old Contraption
- 2x Old Key
- 5x Tin Ore
- 5x Copper Ore
Once you have constructed the Mine Elevator, you will then need to purchase a Mine Pass from John's Goods, which costs 25,000 Dinks.
This pass is a one-time-use, so you will need to purchase another one each time you head into the mines.
Surviving The Deep Mines
The Deep Mines is a huge labyrinth that has very little lighting and lots of enemies hidden around. Each time you arrive in the Deep Mines, your map is completely obscured and reset every time you leave.
You'll find plenty of enemies here and so you'll want to maximize your health and stamina bars. You can eat certain fruits and meats to increase your bars; the best is Cooked Crocodile Meat as this will increase your health by +25 and stamina by +10.
You'll also want to make sure your carry a Torch, which can be purchased from John for 6,000 Dinks. When active, this will light up your immediate surroundings and is vital to getting around The Deep Mines.
When fighting, you'll obviously want some strong weapons. At a minimum you want Copper strength weapons, but if you've unlocked them, the Iron Spear and Flaming Bat are great.
It is also a good idea to take some Wooden Torch's with you and place them on the ground when you get ambushed to help you see better.
You will come across Bats very often in the Deep Mines and they are very annoying. They will follow you for a long time and are hard to hit; luckily one swipe from a normal Spear should be enough to take them out. If you have unlocked the Flaming Bat, this weapon is great at taking them out as you can jump and hit them as they are flying around you.
If you die in the Deep Mines, you will return to the Elevator Shaft where you can heal up and go again (or return back to the surface).
You cannot sleep in the Deep Mines or the Elevator with your Sleeping Bag. You also cannot drop loot inside the Elevator apart from rare Gemstones.
What can you find in the Deep Mines
The Deep Mine is host to lots of treasure that can make you RICH in Dinkum. The cost of going down into the mines in 25K, but you should be able to make that back and more after each visit.
The Glowing Mushrooms are not worth much so it's best to leave them in place for extra light.
Keep an eye out for old rusty cars; these are like Metal Barrels and can drop lots and lots of materials when you destroy them with your Pickaxe. You can also find Bins buried in the ground that also give you the same loot.
You'll also find plenty of Tin, Copper and Iron Ore down here, so make sure you bring your Iron Pickaxe for farming. This is the best area in the game for mining.
You might also come across Rubys, which are hidden inside rocks. You will have to carry these to the Elevator Shaft and place them there until you're ready to go back up.
You can sell Rubys to John by placing them on the scales in his shop. You can earn anywhere from 30,000-80,0000 Dinks per Ruby!
Deep Mine Treasure Chests
Each time you enter the Deep Mines, the map is completely remade. And every time it is remade, there are several stone temples put in that you can unlock using an Old Key.
Old Key can be found from Metal Barrels, Metal Cars and Dustbins. You need two Old Keys to enter a Stone Temple.
Inside a Stone Temple, you'll find a single Treasure Chest. These Treasure Chests hold all sorts of items. Check out the table below for a list.
|Iron Bar||Crafting Material|
|Copper Bar||Crafting Material|
|Circuit Board||Crafting Material|
|Old Contraption||Crafting Material|