Created By: DrWhatever on June 11, 2011
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Absurdly Easy Mining

Cut gems are visible in the mine walls.

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Cut gems are visible in the mine walls, and vaguely whacking the walls with a pickaxe leads to cartloads of gems. (Could work with precious metals too.) This doesn't imply that the miners are lazy, but it does look incredibly easy compared to actual real-life mining. Exists because real mining isn't as telegenic.
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  • June 12, 2011
    Rolf
    Western Animation
    • Found in Princess and 7 dwarfs.
  • June 12, 2011
    EternalSeptember
    Remember to list this on the Adverbly Adjective Noun index.

  • June 12, 2011
    Arivne
    @Dr Whatever/OP: We recently had a very similar YKTTW called All Natural Gem Polish.

    You could mine it for examples or merge with it.
  • June 13, 2011
    jaytee
    ^Yeah, let's stick to All Natural Gem Polish. They have the headstart.
  • June 14, 2011
    aurora369
    All mines in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind are these, with glass, ebony and diamonds already protruding from walls for you to collect. Not cut, but ridiculously easy to collect.
  • June 14, 2011
    yogyog
    Boulder Dash and its many clones spring to mind. And Manic Miner. And the Dizzy series. Infact any mine in a 8-bit game. Or a 16-bit game. Actually, mines in these games are often very dangerous, so I'm not sure if they count as Absurdly Easy Mining, but cut gems are visible in the mine walls.
  • June 15, 2011
    Clevomon
    Most installments of Harvest Moon use this.
  • June 15, 2011
    ChimbleySweep
    The diamond mine in the movie Congo is notable for having cut and polished looking diamonds sticking out of the walls.
  • June 16, 2011
    Prfnoff
    In Angband, mineral veins with treasure in them show it.
  • June 16, 2011
    TheChainMan
    That's basically the description of the gem-collecitng minigame in Pokemon Pearl And Diamond, though at least you need to pick a little to see the gems.
  • June 17, 2011
    fibojoly
    Each and every MMORPG or game that includes a version of mining has this, with gems but also ores. It'd be probably easier to cite those games that focus on realistic mining, but I can't think of any :P
  • June 17, 2011
    peccantis
    Ores are found in regular little rock mounds that are Colour Coded For Your Convenience, and respawn.
  • June 17, 2011
    Octagon8
    As Clonk is a sidescrolling game, all ressources in the earth can always be seen.

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