The Quarry is an automatic mining machine added by BuildCraft. It can dig an area as large as 62x62 (with an area of 64x64 set, and 1 block wide on each edge saved for the quarry's frame) down to Bedrock. It will mine any block except for lava, which it will skip. All things mined will be pumped out of the top by the Quarry (you can place chests, pipe, or an Item Tesseract on any face).
Although the machine does not require any pipe to be connected in order to pump out mined items, players are advised to connect aCobblestone Transport Pipe or a Stone Transport Pipe to any face, as the Quarry pumps out items itself; no engines or Wooden Transport Pipes are needed to pull items from the Quarry into the pipe (this is due to the immense amount of items pumped out by the Quarry). Should these be left on the ground, a notable framerate drop should be expected.
This is a very costly machine, costing no less than 11 diamonds (among other things), however, due to its usefulness for resource-gathering, it is generally seen as a mainstay of any Tekkit game.
Powering the QuarryEdit
There are many ways to power the Quarry. It can be powered with any type of BuildCraft energy directly, with either engines or through Conductive Pipes. The Quarry only accepts MJ power. The peak quarry energy input is about 92 MJ/t, full speed is attained with about 50 MJ/t.
Redstone Engines cannot power the Quarry, however, they can pump fuel, oil, lava, and water into the engines.