Mining Expedition

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Mining Expedition
Mining expedition icon.png
Mission Details
Cave Type Linear
Deposit Type M.U.L.E
Objective(s) Collect 200-400 Morkite
Payout Credit.png 450-900
XP Payout Experience Points 1700-3400

Mining Expedition is the first mission available to new Miners. They are characterized by linear series of connected caves separated by dirt walls between them with a "treasure room" full of resources at the end. The treasure room features an abundance of rare Crafting Resources and Gold, encouraging players to reach the end of the mission.

A nearly identical version of Mining Expedition exists called Work Instructions which features the same caves each playthrough (although tunnels connecting the caves and resource placement is still randomized) and with a set Morkite quota of 100 (secondary objectives and crafting resources do not appear). It can be accessed via the Tutorial Terminal or the Start Tutorial button on the pause menu.

About[edit | edit source]

The goal of a Mining Expedition mission is to collect a certain quantity of a shiny, dark blue resource named Morkite. Morkite Morkite is exclusive to Mining Expedition missions. It glimmers in the darkness, making it easy to find, even in the largest of caverns. Once mined, the Morkite must be deposited into the M.U.L.E for it to count towards the quota.

While you must complete your primary objective to finish the mission, You can choose to collect an optional secondary objective resource for a Credit.png Credit bonus upon mission completion.

After the primary objective is completed a red button will light up on the MULE, once pressed a drop pod will be called to pick up the MULE and any surviving miners.

Primary Objective[edit | edit source]

The required quota of Morkite differs based off the mission length and complexity. The payout is affected by Hazard Bonus.

Length Complexity Caverns Objective Primary Payout Secondary Payout
Cave length 1 Cave complexity 1 3 Caverns Collect 200 Morkite Credit.png 450 Experience Points 1700 Credit.png 200/250 Experience Points 900/800
Cave length 2 Cave complexity 1 4 Caverns Collect 225 Morkite Credit.png 495 Experience Points 1875 Credit.png 200/250 Experience Points 900/800
Cave length 2 Cave complexity 2 4 Caverns Collect 250 Morkite Credit.png 540 Experience Points 2048 Credit.png 200/250 Experience Points 900/800
Cave length 3 Cave complexity 3 5 Caverns Collect 325 Morkite Credit.png 720 Experience Points 2724 Credit.png 200/250 Experience Points 900/800
Cave length 3 Cave complexity 3 5 Caverns Collect 400 Morkite Credit.png 900 Experience Points 3400 Credit.png 200/250 Experience Points 900/800
Work Instructions
Cave length 1 Cave complexity 1 3 Caverns Collect 100 Morkite Credit.png 100 -

The amount of caverns (Including the treasure room) in the level depends on the length of the Mining Expedition. The caverns are seperated by walls of compacted dirt.

Secondary Objective[edit | edit source]

Possible Secondary Objectives:

Fossil Collect 10 Alien Fossil

Apoca bloom Collect 15 Apoca Bloom

Boolo cap Collect 20 Boolo Cap

Hollomite Collect 25 Hollomite

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Morkite used to be the primary objective in the removed Search and Extract mission type.