The Mining drill is a technology that Samus Aran encounters when in Phazon Quarry or Drill Shaft 2 on the Pirate Homeworld, in their mines. In the former location, it is used to cut through ore on the walls, and in the second location, Samus must use her newly acquired Nova Beam to loosen it, by firing at the joints protected by Phazite.
- Phazon Quarry
- "Mining drill is used to cut through hardened Phazon deposits. Operated by nearby terminal."
- Drill Shaft 2
- "Mining drill appears stuck. Scans detect an internal mechanism must be loosened before it will move."