Fossil Pickaxe

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Fossil Pickaxe
  • Fossil Pickaxe item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 55%
  • Hammer mask.png 0%
  • Axe mask.png 0%
Damage8 (Melee)
Knockback4 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time18 (Very fast)
Tool speed14
RarityRarity level: 1
Research1 required

The Fossil Pickaxe is a pickaxe crafted from Sturdy Fossils found in the Underground Desert. It can mine ores up to Demonite Ore and Crimtane Ore. It has the same pickaxe power as the Gold Pickaxe and slightly less pickaxe power than the Platinum Pickaxe, but is slightly faster than both of them in terms of mining speed.

Its best modifier is Light for harvesting purposes and Legendary for combat purposes.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Fossil PickaxeFossil PickaxeIron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil


  • Since Desert Fossils can be mined with any pickaxe or explosives, it can be a powerful upgrade in the early game.
  • Its effective mining speed is on par with the Deathbringer Pickaxe for most blocks, at 4.29 Dirt Blocks per second, or 2.14 Stone Blocks per second, except it cannot mine Hellstone or stronger blocks. It is slower than the Bone Pickaxe, which can mine the same blocks at 5.45 and 2.73 blocks per second, respectively. For Stone Blocks or stronger, the Molten Pickaxe is the strongest option pre-Hardmode, at 3.33 blocks per second.