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Autonomous Mining Unit
Autonomous Mining Unit
Category Base Building
Type Portable mining device
Total Value 1.0 Units.png
Updated Origins
Disambig.png This article is about the technology version of the abbreviation AMU. For the planet Amu in the star system Amy, see Amu.

Autonomous Mining Unit is a base building product.


Autonomous Mining Unit is a base building product used to increase the efficiency of mining resources. It can extract the planet's Resource Deposits without the need for constant supervision and without depleting them.

Game description[]

Empty and Full AMU

An automated harvester for the mining of resources. Once activated, the AMU extracts minerals without the need for supervision, providing a regular yield until the site is exhausted.


Autonomous Mining Unit can be built using the following ingredients:

Autonomous Mining Unit returns resources when dismantled on a base, but only if the player has enough inventory space.

Fuel sources[]

The Autonomous Mining Unit has a Fuel Inverter, which requires 100 Carbon or 34 Condensed Carbon to be fully charged.

Additional information[]

  • Once installed, a red light will flash on the top of the device while it is working. It will slowly grow in size as the resource is harvested. Once full, the light will turn green.
  • When installing an AMU, be sure to place a Save Beacon nearby, or it will be hard to locate later.
  • A fully charged device will harvest a maximum of 250 units over a time period of roughly 60 minutes.
  • The device can not be picked up but it can be deleted for a full refund like any other base item when in construction range of a base.
  • Workarounds for the bug that causes the AMU to collect the wrong resource:
    • Delete and re-build it. This is free if it is built within the boundary of a base you own, but not possible otherwise.
    • When collecting the resource from the AMU leave behind 10 of whatever the item is and it should not change what it collects.
  • Only 5 AMUs can be placed in any local area.

Release history[]