The RUST Mining Quarry is a deployable construction item that serves as a full-sized mineral generator that consumes Diesel Fuel. They are not available to players in the game unless spawned by admins.
While natural placement locations exist throughout the map for quarries, namely Sulfur, High Quality Metal, and Stone, this item was created with the purpose of players placing their own in non-advertised map locations.
In conjunction with a Survey Charge, players were (and still technically are) able to throw down the survey charge in random locations to receive a geological survey readout.
- If the charge detonates and produces minerals and a crater, then that location is suitable for a mining quarry to retrieve those resources shown.
- If nothing reports, then players will need to use another survey charge elsewhere until their desired material is achieved. Once placed, these items cannot be picked up.
The mining quarry itself is relatively straightforward in nature, similar to the natural quarry functions. Blue fuel barrels allow players to store the fuel for consumption, a switch that begins the apparatus, and a deposit hopper that allows players to acquire the minerals gathered. The output of each mineral varies per type, with rarer ore like HQM or sulfur taking more fuel than stone for smaller outputs.