Mining Drill

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Mining Drill
Mining Drill.png

An incredibly effective gasoline-powered harvesting tool that utilizes an energy beam to collect valuable resources at distance.

Ammo used
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi MiningDrill 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Weapons/MiningDrill/PrimalItem_WeaponMiningDrill.PrimalItem_WeaponMiningDrill'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
35 EP
Crafting XP
720 XP
Crafting time
Required stations

The Mining Drill is a weapon introduced in Genesis: Part 1 and also available on Genesis: Part 2, Lost Island and Fjordur. It functions as a powerful harvesting tool that aids in the collection of just about nearly every resource from any natural-spawning resource node. Utilizing  Gasoline, it fires a laser to drill through the resources at a single point, at the risk of it overheating if used for too long, making it use a substantial amount of durability and force a brief break from using the drill.

Notably it can damage virtually any structure at a low DPS taking around a minute to destroy a  Thatch Foundation and longer with higher tiers such as  Stone Structures. But not any creatures.

This tool can be equipped and used for underwater resource gathering. It cannot be used to harvest bodies.

The Mining Drill's resource output is only affected by server settings, therefore the Melee Damage of the Survivor using it will not make any difference.


Resource Efficiency
Black Pearl.png Black Pearl ★★★☆☆
Mutagel.png Mutagel ★★★☆☆

Weight Reduction

The Mining Drill reduces the Weight of the following resources by the listed amount while they are in the player's inventory and the Mining Drill is equipped (works on Ravager, Rock Drake, Griffin...)

Resource Reduction
 Wood 75%
 Stone 75%
 Metal 75%


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
309.4 Fixed a rare case where the mining drill could damage the tek sensor
309.53 Increased the amount of materials harvested by the mining drill by 33%
338.23 Allowed Mining Drill to harvest underwater