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SimCity (2013) City Specialization: Mining Reference Guide

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03/18/13

City Specialization - Mining Reference Guide

Mining is perfect for cities with large deposits with ore and coal, as they sell for a huge amount of profit. If you want even more money, you can build the Smelting Factory to manufacture metal and alloy towards higher profit and Great Works. Also consider the Metals HQ and Trade Depot/Trade Port to increase your profitability. If you want mining to be your city's specialization, then you need to make sure that you have a Hospital and Emergency Center to deal with the injuries and effect of air pollution on your citizenry.

Name Description Prerequisites Max. Modules Cost Hourly Cost
Coal Mine It's time to get your hands dirty. Dirty, filthy, and rich. Rip the earth's coal heart out for profit! Use your coal in a Coal Power Plant, or sell it to local industry or on the global market via a Trade Depot. Employ hordes of low wealth workers deep in your mine. Production Rate: 24 tons/day. Coal deposits in city, working power and water service, and seven industrial buildings N/A $22,500 $100
Coal Mine Sign Coal is like the meat at the middle of the delcious sandwich of your city. Coal Mine 1 $200 None
Coal Delivery Truck Garage It's a dirty job haulin' coal, but somebody's gotta do it. Delivers coal from the mine to Coal Power Plants, Trade Depots, Trade Ports, or industry in your city. Truck Capacity: 2 tons of coal. Coal Mine 4 (one comes with base) $10,000 $0
Coal Shaft Extend your extraction operation with an additional Coal Shaft. Increase your Coal Mine's extraction rate and add more available jobs. Production Rate: 24 tons/day. Coal Mine 4 $14,000 $25
Ore Mine Are you easily fascinated by shiny things? Well, then look at this! Send workers beneath your city to extract raw ore. Sell raw ore to local industry or on the global market via a Trade Depot, Production Rate: 24 tons/day. Ore deposits in city limits, working water and power service, and seven industrial buildings N/A $22,500 $125
Ore Mine Sign This sign warns against rock slides, sinkoles, and "surprise detonations". Ore Mine 1 $200 None
Ore Delivery Truck Garage When you've got more ore than you know what to do with, get another Ore Delivery Truck and get that ore out to Trade Depots, Trade Ports, and industry faster to make money faster! Truck Capacity: 2 tons of ore. Ore Mine 4 (one comes with base) $10,000 $50
Ore Shaft More ore! Increase your Ore Mine's extraction rate by adding another shaft. It'll add more maintenance cost, sure, but you'll get more jobs and more ore! More! Production Rate: 24 tons/day. Ore Mine 4 $16,000 $40
Smelting Factory Sure, raw ore is nice, but do you know what's really nice? Metal and allow. Smelt raw ore into metal or add coal into the mix to smelt alloy. Sell metal or trade alloy to trade industry or on the global market via a Trade Depot. Produciton Rate: 24 tons/day. Mining HQ with Smelting Factory N/A $54,500 $300
Smelting Factory Sign Enhancing your Smelting Factory with a sign lends it that respectable, responsible look. Smelting Factory 1 $200 None
Smelting Delivery Truck Garage Now that you've smell it, deal it! This garage adds one Smelting Delivery Truck so you can get your metal and allow to Trade Depots, Trade Ports, Processor Factories, and industry. Truck Capacity: 2 tons of processed metals. Smelting Factory 4 (one comes with base) $10,000 $50
Metal Furnace Play with fire without getting burne! Melt raw ore and remove the impurities to create metal. Metal can be sold to local industry or the global market via a Trade Depot. Many Great Works require large amounts of metal. Production Rate: 24 tons/day. Smelting Factory 4 (one comes with base) $21,000 $50
Alloy Furnace When coal and ore really love each other, a baby alloy is born. Allow can be sold to local industry or the global market via a Trade Depot. Alloy is used to create processors in Processor Factories. Many Great Works require large amounts of alloy. Production Rate: 24 hours a day. Smelting Factory 3 $36,000 $150
Metals HQ The Metals HQ is the bedrock of any coal or raw ore extraction city. Sell coal or raw ore to upgrade your HQ and gain advancements like the Smelting Factory, Advanced Coal Mine, or Trade Port. Upgrades available based on daily profit goals for metal trading. Mine 96 tons of coal or raw ore in a day N/A $37,500 $450
Corporate Sign What's more metal than a metal sign on a metal building that houses a metals company? Metals HQ 1 $200 None
Commerce Division Tired of tripping over coal or raw ore? You need to get some of that out of town! Make major Simoleans on the global market! Regional Access Granted: Trade Port, Coal and Raw Ore Storage Lots at the Trade Port. Metals HQ 1 $20,000 $400
Engineering Division Leave behind the paltry output of the measly Coal Mine. The engineers at the Engineering Division have plans for a whole new Advanced Coal Mine! Local Access Granted: Advanced Coal Mine. Metals HQ 1 $20,000 $400
Smelting Division Add smelting to your metals operation to make more profit and diversity! Use educated workers to research the Alloy Furnace project. Local Access Granted: Smelting Factory. Metals HQ 1 $20,000 $400
Advanced Coal Mine Take advantage or recent metallurgical advancements and the repeal of certain environmental laws! Extract coal faster, from a larger area, with this powerful coal mine. This mine employs a massive number of workers and has a huge lot ready to be filled with coal. Production Rate: 96 tons/day. Mining HQ with Engineering Devision 1 $60,000 $400
Coal Mine Sign This sign is larger, but there just seems to be an even thicker coating of hardened coal. Advanced Coal Mine 1 $200 None
Heavy Coal Delivery Truck It takes a big truck to haul this much coal. This is where you keep that big truck. Truck capacity: 2 tons of coal. Advanced Coal Mine 10 (one comes with base) $20,000 $50
Advanced Coal Shaft Extract massive amounts of coal faster by adding another shaft to your Advanced Coal Mine. Production Rate: 48 tons/day. Advanced Coal Mine 8 $50,000 $250

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