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Dinkum - Mining Guide - How Find Tin, Copper, Iron Ore.

Dinkum - Mining Guide - How Find Tin, Copper, Iron Ore.

calendar_todayPosted on 5th August 2022

Mining in Dinkum is one of the core professions that allow you to gather crafting materials to progress your Island. It is one of the first tools you learn to use and this guide will go over everything to do with Mining In Dinkum.

Every time you use a Pickaxe to mine ore in Dinkum, it raises your Mining Level. Increasing your Mining Level will allow you to purchase Mining Licences that upgrade your Mining Tools.

There are several types of Ore you can find in Dinkum and they can be used to craft better tools, weapons and upgrade your Island buildings.

Mining Licence Mining Licence Mining Licence

There are three Mining Licences you can acquire

  • Level 1 - 250 Permit Points
  • Level 2 - 1,000 Permit Points (Level 10 Mining)
  • Level 3 - 3,000 Permit Points (Level 20 Mining)

Mining Tools

There are several Mining Tools you can acquire in Dinkum to help you mine precious ores. Below are all the Mining Tools you need and how to get them.

Tool Requirements Obtained From
Pickaxe
Pickaxe
  • Mining Licence Level 1
John's Goods Store
Copper Pickaxe
Copper Pickaxe
  • Mining Licence Level 2
  • Level 10 Mining
Crafting Table
Iron Pickaxe
Iron Pickaxe
  • Mining Licence Level 3
  • Level 20 Mining
Crafting Table
Jack Hammer
Jack Hammer
  • Mining Licence Level 3
  • Level 20 Mining
Franklyn's Crafting Laboratory

Dinkum Ore Types

There are several types of Ore you can mine in Dinkum. Some of them can be used for crafting and others can be sold for lots of Dinks. Below is a list of Ore you can find.

Ore Type Converts To Obtained From Tool Sells For
Stone
Stone
Bag Of Cement
Bag Of Cement
Rock
Rock
Stone Grinder 10 Dinks
Tin Ore
Tin Ore
Tin Bar
Tin Bar
Tin Rock
Tin Rock
Crude Furnace / Furnace 25 Dinks
Copper Ore
Copper Ore
Copper Bar
Copper Bar
Copper Rock
Copper Rock
Crude Furnace / Furnace 50 Dinks
Iron Ore
Iron Ore
Iron Bar
Iron Bar
Iron Rock
Iron Rock
Furnace 100 Dinks
Quartz Crystal
Quartz Crystal
N/A Quartz Rock
Quartz Rock
- 200 Dinks
Shiny Stone
Shiny Stone
Tin Ore
Tin Ore
Copper Ore
Copper Ore
Iron Ore
Iron Ore
Any Rock Stone Grinder 100 Dinks
Opal
Opal
N/A Opal Rock
Opal Rock
- 15,000 Dinks

Ruby and Amber Chunk

There are two special types of rare ore/gems that you can also find; these ore do not go into your Inventory- instead you have to carry them!

Amber Chunk can be found around your Island buried in the ground. When you dig it up with a Shovel, you can carry it on your head or use a vehicle to transport it.

Ruby can be found in the Deep Mines; you'll need to use your Pickaxe to break it out and then carry it back to the Elevator.

John Amber Chunk

Both of these ores can be sold to John for Dinks. You place them on the scale in his shop and he will pay between 30,000-90,000 Dinks depending on the weight of the ore.

Best place to find Bronze Ore, Iron Ore and Tin Ore

When you first start your Island, you'll find plenty of Tin Ore, Bronze Ore and Quartz Ore Rocks all around your Island. The rocks will regenerate over time, so if you're struggling to find a specific type of Ore, just let a few days go by and you should see some pop up.

Desert Area

Some of the best areas to find Tin Ore, Bronze Ore and Quartz Ore are Desert Areas. There are usually huge clusters of rocks to break up and if you check your world map you can find Desert Areas by hovering over the orange spots.

The Deep Mines

However, the best spot for gathering ore materials is The Deep Mine. There are quite a few requirements to access this place, but it is well worth it. It will also cost you 25,000 Dinks each time you head to the Deep Mines but you can easily make this back by finding Rubys and selling them to John.

Once there, you can mine until you run out of energy. It is the most reliable way to get all Ore types.

Opal Rock Iron Rock

Once you unlock The Deep Mines, you will also start to find Iron Ore Rocks all over your Island, as well as Opal Ore Rocks. Opals sell for 15,000 Dinks each!


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