I logged in to Wurm this weekend to start my grind of Body Control so I could ride my horse, and I was greeted with a sad sight. My mine had collapsed. Not completely, so that was a positive, but it no longer made its u-turn to the iron vein. This is what my mine system looked like.
And here it is after I retunnelled.
I kinda made a goof and dug too far across because I did not remember how many tiles it was originally.
Oh well, no body control grinding this weekend.
The added fun part occurred when I broke my pickaxe because I was not paying attention to how much damage I was doing to it. I was going along at a nice clip – 2 mining actions, pause, 2 mining actions, pause…I was leaving all the mined rock on the floor to pick up later, but after I made the turn at the top right of the picture, poof..my pickaxe disintegrated. So I walked back to my forge to make a new one, and what do you know? I did not have enough iron for one. Great! I looked up solutions on Wurmpedia and found a crude pickaxe could be made from stone, which I had a bunch of. I quickly fashioned one and finished digging to my iron vein.
I now have 2 pick axes, 2 hatchets, and 2 shovels so I don't have to worry about them disintegrating in the future.