Mine For Coal Powder

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Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Mine For Coal Powder was going to be a quest in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios. It was located in Blackfoot Village.[1]


You can use the small bits of coal dust and coal gravel to make (with the nitrate from bat guano) gunpowder. You can also do this as part of a deal with the ghouls of the Reservation, who need coal. Harvesting it is boring, but it provides raw materials. No archetype here as a particular advantage, except...

Character type completion breakdownEdit

  1. DiploBoy - Can talk some locals into doing this work for him. Probably kids.

Journal EntriesEdit

Normal JournalEdit

1 There's enough coal dust and residual coal scrap in one of the Blackfoot caves to be useful for something.
2 There's enough coal dust and residual coal scrap in one of the Blackfoot caves to be useful for making gunpowder.
3 I've set up a small coal exchange with the ghouls of the Reservation.
4 I've mined some of the coal from the Blackfoot cave. I hired one of the villagers to mine coal for me.
5Quest finishedIcon checkIt looks like the coal deposits in the Blackfoot cave are finally played out.

Dumb JournalEdit

1 Blackfoot cave has little pieces of coal.
2 Coal good for making gunpowder!
3 Me set up deal with ghouls who want coal.
4 Me hire villager to dig coal for me.
5Quest finishedIcon checkMe think coal all gone from Blackfoot cave.


  1. Blackfoot design document

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