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Burner mining drill/infobox

Mines about 7 resources per single unit of coal used to fuel it. Covers and mines in a 2x2 area. Mines 0.28/s of copper, coal or iron and .3675/s of stone. Burner miners create a lot of pollution per resource.


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