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The Burner mining drill is the first type of drill accessible to the player. It burns fuel to mine the ore underneath the 2x2 area it is placed on.

It mines about 7 items per single unit of coal used to fuel it, producing 0.28 items/s for Copper ore, Coal or Iron ore and .3675 items/s for Stone. Burner miners create a lot of pollution per item.

Burner drills are usually used until the player has built an electrical network, at which point the larger and faster Electric Mining Drill becomes more useful, though they can still provide some use as extra drills that take up less space.


Interface of Burner-Mining-Drill.png

  1. Amount of Fuel in the Mining Drill
  2. Depletion of 1 Unit of Fuel
  3. Progress of Mining
  4. Product

Self-Sustaining Coal Mines

Both methods require no electricity.

Method 1

Two burner mining drills can refuel each other when placed next to each other on a coal deposit as long as they're facing each other. Each drill fuels the other and coal gradually accumulates in their Storage/Stacks, so you have effectively a storage of 100 coal (2 stack, 50 coal, one in each burner miner, together 100). You can do this also for 4 or any other even number of miners.

File:Early coal mining 1.jpg

Method 2

This method can be used for any number of burner mining drills in a coal deposit. Place a burner mining drill, then place at least three Transport belts from the output in a mirrored "L" like shape so that the third belt has a gap between it and the miner. Fill the gap with a Burner inserter in a way that the inserter can insert coal to the miner.



  • 0.8.1:
    • Mining drill now ignores resources that can't be mined because of the higher hardness.
  • 0.8.0:
    • Player starts with one burner mining drill and one furnace in the freeplay.
    • Increased mining speed of burner mining drill.
  • 0.7.3:
    • Shows area of effect when highlighted.
    • Mining drill evenly mines from every tile in it's area.
  • 0.7.0:
    • Added support for modules to Electric mining drills.
    • Mining drills deactivate when out of resources.
  • 0.5.1:
    • Show output arrows when alt mode is on.
  • 0.2.0:
    • Shows count of available resources.

See also