|Unlock criteria||Complete a cell 30 of zone 1.|
|Initial cost||20 food|
|Effect|| Base 0.5 metal gathered per second for each miner.
"You really don't like reading books, but it seems better than mining yourself."
Miner is one of the three main jobs. The cost to hire a miner is always 20 food, which means that after a while, the cost to hire one as well as the loss by firing one becomes negligible. Miners are producing Metal.
Total Metal gain from Miners is the product of the following multipliers:
|Multiplier Name||Multiplier Value|
|Number of Miners||Amount of Trimps assigned to the job|
|Megaminer||(1.50+0.10*(Frugal Completed))^(Books acquired)|
|Bounty||2 with Bounty Upgrade, 1 otherwise|
|Whipimp||1.003^(Number of Whipimps killed in the current run)|
|Staff Heirloom||1+(Staff Heirloom bonus)|
This doesn't include some Challenges that may affect your resources gain.
Note that Megaminer, just as the other Megabooks, will give you 60% production increase instead of 50% if you have completed the Frugal challenge.