Cinder Hills Coal Mine, also known as "Abandoned Mine", is a series of mine tunnels which connect Coastal Highway and Pleasant Valley.

Overview[edit | edit source]

This mine has three levels: in Survival mode these levels are separate areas, and in Wintermute all three mine sections are interconnected.

  • The Upper Level of the mine connects northern Coastal Highway (near Abandoned Lookout) to southern Pleasant Valley (near Thomson's Crossing).
  • The Lower Level of the mine is in Coastal Highway near the Log Sort and is relatively small. An electric-powered elevator in it's depths leads up to the Middle Level of the mine, which becomes useable only when powered at night during an active Aurora.
  • The Middle Level a series of interconnected tunnels with rich loot, but also electrified hazards. it can only be accessed via entering the Lower Level and using the elevator during an active Aurora.

The Feels Like temperature inside of mines is very warm on all Game Modes, and since no animals spawn inside they can serve as dark but safe shelter.

Cinder Hills Coal Mine is similar to Abandoned Mine No. 3. They both have long, dark tunnels that connect the two regions together.

Caution should be taken when exploring the Middle Level of the mine: electrified wires and electrified water can kill the reckless, and those who take too long will become trapped when the Aurora ends and the elevator becomes unpowered.

Supplies[edit | edit source]

The Cinder Hills Coal Mine is an abundant and renewable source of Coal fuel. Coal is highly valuable to heat a Furnace hot enough to forge Arrowheads, Improvised Hatchets, and Improvised Knives. Coal is also useful on Stalker and Interloper in extremely cold survival situations, to increase Ambient Temperature hotter than wood fires. Coal respawns inside mines after several days.

Tools, First Aid supplies, and Clothing can be found on Corpses, in Lockers, or scattered about. A Workbench can also be found in a room in the center of the mine, though it requires a light source to use.

Firearms and other high-quality loot can spawn in the Middle Level.

Navigating[edit | edit source]

Mines are not large but are pitch black beyond their entrances at all hours of day, and feature numerous dead ends or circuits. They can make navigation extremely difficult without a light source. It is advised to bring a Storm Lantern, Torch, or Flare while exploring them.

Caution should be taken when exploring the Middle Level of the mine during an Aurora. Electrified wires and electrified water will kill in seconds, and if the Aurora ends the elevator will become unpowered, trapped one inside till the next Aurora (at least 12 hours, but potentially many days). This hazard can be partially offset by leaving a stockpile of food, water, and a Sleeping Roll inside the middle level beyond the elevator.  


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Regions and Locations
Bleak Inlet CabinCannery PierCannery Worker ResidencesCoastal Highway TerminusCoast Mountain RoadEcho One Radio StationFallen LighthouseFrozen DeltaLandslideLast Resort CanneryLong BridgeLower Raven FallsPensive LookoutRaven CrossingRavine's End WaterfallSecret Mountain PathSummit at Ravine's EndTrailers west of the CanneryWashed out trailers
Broken Railroad Broken BridgeHunter's BlindHunting LodgeLandslideLocomotive EngineMaintenance YardRickety Foot Bridge
Coastal Highway Abandoned LookoutBear Creek CampgroundCinder Hills Coal MineCoastal TownsiteCommuter's LamentJackrabbit IslandFishing CampLog SortMisanthrope's HomesteadQuonset GarageRabbit GroveRockfallSilent ClearingThe ToothTrain UnloadingWaterfront Cottages
Desolation Point Abandoned Mine No. 3Abandoned Mine No. 5Broken BridgeBlocked HighwayCaveHibernia ProcessingKatie's Secluded CornerLittle IslandLonely LighthouseMatt's TruckStone ChurchThe RikenWaterfall
Forlorn Muskeg Abandoned CampBunkhousesHat CreekHigh BlindLow BlindMarsh RidgeMuskeg OverlookOld Spence Family HomesteadPoacher's CampShortwave Tower
Mystery Lake Alan's CaveCamp OfficeCarter Hydro DamClearcutDave's Quiet ClearingDerailmentDeadfall AreaDestroyed LookoutForestry LookoutFrozen CreekLake OverlookLookoutLogging CampLake CabinsLone Lake CabinMax's Last StandMystery LakeRail TunnelTrapper's HomesteadTrain BridgeTrain Loading AreaUnnamed PondLake Trail
Mountain Town The ArchBank Manager's HouseCrashed Prison Transport BusHermit's CabinMackenzie's Crashed PlaneTown of MiltonMilton BasinMilton Credit UnionMilton HouseMilton ParkMilton Post OfficeOld SchoolhouseOrca Gas StationParadise Meadows FarmPicnic AreaSt. Christopher's ChurchRadio TowerRocky RefugeSpruce Falls BridgeTunnel CollapseWood Lot
Pleasant Valley Burned Ridge CaveCascading FallsCinder Hills Coal MineContemplation BridgeDerelict CabinsDraft Dodger's CabinEnd of the RoadForest CaveHeartbreak BridgeHilltop CaveLong CurveLower FallsLonely CabinsPleasant Valley OutbuildingsThree Strikes FarmsteadPleasant Valley FarmsteadMisty Falls Picnic AreaSignal HillRural CrossroadsPensive PondPicnic SpotSkeeter's RidgeUpper FallsPrepper's Abandoned Cache
Hushed River Valley Banner FallsCloudtop FallsHushed RiverLake CaveLandslideLittle Bear and Cub FallsLonely CaveLong Shot FallsMammoth FallsMany Falls VistaMonolith LakeMoose OverlookMysterious Signal FireOffset FallsPeak CavePensive VistaQuarreling FallsReclusive FallsStairsteps LakeTwin Sisters FallsValley CaveValley View PointWatchful Falls
Timberwolf Mountain Andre's PeakCave 1Cave 2Chasm CaveCrystal LakeDeer ClearingEcho Peak EastEcho Peak WestEcho RavineEngineEric's FallsForest CaveLanding GearMountaineer's HutSecluded ShelfSummitTail SectionWaterfall CaveWing
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