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The mining properties of objects. For formulas for the mining time, see mining.

Mandatory properties


Type: Types/double

How many seconds are required to mine this object at 1 mining speed.

Optional properties


Type: Types/table of Types/ProductPrototype

The items that are returned when this object is mined.


Type: Types/string

Only loaded if results was not found. Which item is dropped when this is mined.

Cannot be empty. If you want the entity to not be minable, don't specify the minable properties, if you want it to be minable with no result item, don't specify the result at all.


Type: Types/double

Default: 0

The amount of fluid that is used up when this object is mined. If this is > 0, this object cannot be mined by hand.


Type: Types/string

Name of a Prototype/Particle. Which set of particles to use.

wooden-particle Wooden-particle.gif
coal-particle Coal-particle.gif
stone-particle Stone-particle.gif
shell-particle Shell-particle.gif
iron-ore-particle Iron-ore-particle.gif
copper-ore-particle Copper-ore-particle.gif


Type: Types/string

Name of a Prototype/Fluid. The fluid that is used up when this object is mined.


Type: Types/uint16

Default: 1

Only loaded if results was not found. How many of result are dropped.


Type: Types/Trigger


  minable = { mining_time = 0.55, result = "wood", count = 4, mining_particle = "wooden-particle"}
  minable = {
    mining_time = 1,
    results =
        type = "fluid",
        name = "crude-oil",
        amount = 10