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Mine shaft is a location in Needles.


Some pre-holocaust miner has hewn a tunnel into the living rock of the mountain. Now the smell tells you it is home for many desert creatures. Right at the entryway is an old shack made of weather beaten adobe with walls been baked by the sun to be harder then steel. The door is of rotting wood and rusting iron. Of course it is locked.


The Mine is the third or fourth location to be explored by the player. It is located west of the Rail Nomads, in the mountains, and consists of one level of underground caves. It is packed with furry enemies and a variety of small arms, explosives, grenades, and silver.

There is a locked strongbox in a corner of the shack containing some gas masks. The pit in the south-east corner of the shack contains a rope and a Rubble Fanger which attacks you immediately. After you have slain a group of Drools and picked up the loot you are always attacked by a group of Little People. There is a dead-end in the mine where you get the Message "The rock looks strange." Use the Metallurgy skill on this spot and then use a Pick ax to chip out a bit of silver (Which is collected in form of money). You can repeat this as often as you wish (Use a macro to automate the key presses) and earn lots of money. You can search the half-eaten remains of what might have been a human with the Perception skill to get some loot.

Random encounters[]

Name Type Exp. Pts. Maxcon AC Skill Damage Weapon type Range Group
Pic-1-16.png Rad Rat Animal 5 1-6 0 1 1d6 Melee Melee 1-10
Pic-1-16.png Cave Critter Animal 2 0-2 0 1 0d6+2 Melee Melee 1-10
Pic-1-54.png Slithering Lizard Animal 25 6-31 0 2 2d6 Melee Melee 1-10
Pic-1-16.png Naked Molerat Animal 10 2-12 0 2 1d6+1 Melee Melee 1-10
Pic-1-54.png Blind Minecrawler Animal 20 5-25 0 1 2d6+3 Melee Melee 1-5
Pic-1-54.png Tunnel Lizard Animal 120 10-50 2 1 4d6+2 Melee Melee 1-3
Pic-1-54.png Shaft Slider Animal 120 15-75 1 1 5d6+3 Melee Melee 1-2
Pic-1-54.png Shadowclaw Animal 400 25-125 3 2 6d6 Melee Melee 1
Pic-1-54.png Rubble Fanger Animal 60 7-37 1 1 3d6+1 Melee Melee 1-6
Pic-1-54.png Dark Viper Animal 16 2-10 1 1 2d6 Melee Melee 1-3
Pic-1-56.png Little Person Animal 15 3-18 0 15 2d6 Semi-auto Short 1-10
Pic-1-56.png Undergrounder Animal 20 5-25 0 20 3d6 Semi-auto Short 1-5
Pic-1-17.png Drool Animal 30 2-12 2 2 2d6 Melee Melee 1-5

Fixed encounters[]

Name Type Exp. Pts. Maxcon AC Skill Damage Weapon type Range Group
Pic-1-54.png Gecko Animal 200 12-62 3 2 4d6+1 Melee Melee 1-5
Pic-1-54.png Skink Animal 300 18-93 3 2 4d6+1 Melee Melee 1-4
Pic-1-10.png Shell Cougar Animal 750 37-187 4 2 5d6+1 Melee Melee 1-2
Pic-1-44.png Scav Humanoid 45 3-18 2 15 1d6+3 Semi-auto Short 1
Pic-1-54.png Glowviper Animal 50 12-62 0 2 3d6+4 Melee Melee 1-2