Roman numerals are sometimes used to express its levels in-game.
Mining XP Yields:
|Stone/Cobblestone||+1||Coal Mine, Gold Mine, Deep Caverns|
|Sand||+3||Private Island (Desert Island)|
|End Stone||+5||The End|
|Nether Quartz Ore||+5||Blazing Fortress|
|Coal Ore||+6||Coal Mine, Gold Mine, Deep Caverns (Gunpowder Mines)|
|Iron Ore||+6||Gold Mine, Deep Caverns (Gunpowder Mines)|
|Gold Ore||+8||Gold Mine, Deep Caverns (Gunpowder Mines)|
|Lapis Lazuli Ore||+8||Deep Caverns (Lapis Quarry)|
|Redstone Ore||+8||Deep Caverns (Pigmen's Den)|
|Emerald Ore||+9||Deep Caverns (Slimehill)|
|Diamond Ore||+10||Deep Caverns (Diamond Reserve & Obsidian Sanctuary)|
|Diamond Block||+15||Deep Caverns (Obsidian Sanctuary)|
|Obsidian||+20||Deep Caverns (Obsidian Sanctuary) & The End|
You can also get Mining XP (generally 1/10th the XP you would get from mining the block yourself) from getting items out of Minions.
Cobblestone taken out of minion: +0.1 XP
Diamond taken out of minion: +0.4 XP
Diamond Block taken out of minion: +3.6 XP
Spelunker is an ability unlocked exclusively by leveling up the Mining Skill. Each level of Spelunker grants an additional 4% chance for any Mining XP-yielding block to drop twice its original amount (x2 Ore Drop).
Each level of Mining grants one level of Spelunker. For example, if you were on Mining level 15, you would be on Spelunker level 15, and the chance for x2 Ore Drop would be 60%.
Like all other Skills, Mining has a maximum level of 50.
If you were to achieve level 25 of Mining, you would have received:
- 100% x2 Ore Drop Chance (Lvl. 25 Spelunker)
- 36 permanent Defense
- 30,475 Coins
- Access to 2 areas (Gold Mine, Deep Caverns)
There are also special leveling rewards.
|1||Access to Gold Mine|
|5||Access to Deep Caverns|