The Salvaged Icepick is the workbench level 2 tier of ore gathering tools in RUST. It requires no fuel to operate but takes consistent durability loss while being used to hit nodes or any other entity.
Unlike Jackhammers, the pickaxe will require players to strike nodes manually each time to gather the resources.
There is a chance of finding a salvaged icepick from most mid-to-high-tier crates or as loot from most scientists. It is relatively low on the tier 2 workbench tech tree, so learning and crafting them early is also an option.
It’s pretty normal to use a salvaged icepick as a melee weapon, sometimes going so far as to use it as a soft-side raiding tool.
You can take several steps to improve your pickaxe-wielding gameplay when farming. Combine your salvaged icepick with drinking an ore-gathering tea. Doing this just once with a Pure Ore Tea will greatly increase the speed at which you can fill your furnaces.