The mine is the fourth purchasable building in the game, initially costing 12,000 cookies. Each mine initially produces 47 cookies per second by mining out cookie dough and chocolate chips.


Icon Name Description ID
PickNew You know the drill Have 1 mine. 49
PinkPickNew Excavation site Have 50 mines. 50
CyanPickNew Hollow the planet Have 100 mines. 51
OrangePickNew Can you dig it Have 150 mines. 117
GoldPickNew Center of the Earth Have 200 mines. 152
RustedPickNew Tectonic ambassador Have 250 mines. 211
BlackPickNew Freak fracking Have 300 mines. 251
SilverPickNew Romancing the stone Have 350 mines. 282
Hazelrald pickaxe Mine? Have 400 mines. 342
Mooncandy pickaxe Cave story Have 450 mines. 355
Astrofudge mine Hey now, you're a rock Have 500 mines. 401
Mine Monument1 v15 Never dig down Make 1 quadrillion cookies just from mines. 137
Mine Monument2 v15 Quarry on Make 10 sextrillion cookies just from mines. 192
PinkMinecraft Sedimentalism Make 100 octillion cookies just from mines. 296
10Pick D-d-d-d-deeper Reach level 10 mines. 310


Mine upgrades
Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
PickNew Sugar gas Own 1 mine Money 120,000 Mines are twice as efficient.
"A pink, volatile gas, found in the depths of some chocolate caves."
PinkPickNew Megadrill Own 5 mines Money 600,000 Mines are twice as efficient.
"You're in deep."
CyanPickNew Ultradrill Own 25 mines Money 6 million Mines are twice as efficient.
"Finally caved in?"
OrangePickNew Ultimadrill Own 50 mines Money 600 million Mines are twice as efficient.
"Pierce the heavens, etc."
GoldPickNew H-bomb mining Own 100 mines Money 60 billion Mines are twice as efficient.
"Questionable efficiency, but spectacular nonetheless."
RustedPickNew Coreforge Own 150 mines Money 6 trillion Mines are twice as efficient.
"You've finally dug a tunnel down to the Earth's core. It's pretty warm down here."
BlackPickNew Planetsplitters Own 200 mines Money 6 quadrillion Mines are twice as efficient.
"These new state-of-the-art excavators have been tested on Merula, Globort and Flwanza VI, among other distant planets which have been curiously quiet lately."
SilverPickNew Canola oil wells Own 250 mines Money 6 quintillion Mines are twice as efficient.
"A previously untapped resource, canola oil permeates the underground olifers which grant it its particular taste and lucrative properties."
Hazelrald pickaxe Mole people Own 300 mines Money 6 sextillion Mines are twice as efficient.
"Engineered from real human beings within your very labs, these sturdy little folks have a knack for finding the tastiest underground minerals in conditions that more expensive machinery probably wouldn't survive."
Mooncandy pickaxe Mine canaries Own 350 mines Money 6 septillion Mines are twice as efficient.
"These aren't used for anything freaky! The miners just enjoy having a pet or two down there."
Astrofudge mine Bore again Own 400 mines Money 60 octillion Mines are twice as efficient.
"After extracting so much sediment for so long, you've formed some veritable mountains of your own from the accumulated piles of rock and dirt. Time to dig through those and see if you find anything fun!"

Grandma FormEdit

Purchasing 15 Mines allows for the purchasing of a Grandma upgrade and a new Grandma type.

Icon }Name Quantity Needed Price (cookies) Description ID #
GrandmaAchieveNew Miner grandmas 15 mines and 1 grandma 600,000 Grandmas are twice as efficient. Mines gain +1% CpS per 2 grandmas.

"a nice miner to dig more cookies."


In Cookie Clicker ClassicEdit

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Two images from the Classic version, left: icon shown in the store, right: appearance in the middle field

The mine is the fourth item you can purchase. It will give you 50 cookies every 5 seconds.

It costs 2,000 cookies to start, and will increase 15% with each consecutive purchase.

Buying your first mine will increase Grandma output by +2 cookies per 5 seconds. It will also cause some grandmas to don brown miner uniforms.


  • You need at least 15 mines to purchase the "Miner Grandmas" upgrade.
  • In Cookie Clicker Classic,the mines were unlocked after the factories,but in cookie clicker update 1.0 this was changed the other way around.
  • The ultimadrill upgrade's flavour text, "Pierce the heavens, etc." is reference to the anime Gurren Lagann , where lines such as "Your drill is the drill that will pierce the heavens!" are said several times.
  • It would cost a total 91.93 quadrillion cookies to get the 200 mines necessary for the "Coreforge" upgrade, the last 20 mines representing 94% of that total cost.
  • Never Dig Down is a reference to Minecraft, where digging straight down can lead to death by lava.
  • Can You Dig It is a quote from the 1979 movie The Warriors, here is a link to a clip of the infamous phrase:
  • The upgrade "H-Bomb Mining" is a reference to "Operation Plowshare" - A series of experiments by the US military to find non-combative uses for nuclear weapons. Unsurprisingly, testing proved that nukes were good for many things, mining however not being one of them.
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