Once your colonist does one of the following they will become a Miner's Assistant:
- Travel to L'hatzif and study the mycelium and funguses within the walls of caves.
- Travel to Rekes to attempt to clear blocked tunnels.
- Travel to Mireh to assist in the creation of tunnels through the hill countries.
- Travel to Issiq to assist in clearing sand from the mines.
Once your Miner's Assistant does one of the following they will become a Miner:
- Assist in the planning stage of a new mine.
- Bring back the rarest precious gem or ore you can find.
- Discover a fossil of an ancient beast.
- Teach some whelps on the surface about the intricacies of mining.