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The Chrono Miner is the Allied resource gatherer in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge.

Official description[]

The heart of your economy is the Chrono Miner, a small vehicle that collects Ore and returns it to your Refineries. This Ore is then converted into money, which allows you to produce units and structures to increase your power. When travelling to an Ore field, the Chrono Miner moves like a normal vehicle. However, when full of Ore, the Miner teleports back to the Refinery, much like a Chrono Legionnaire moves across the map. This saves considerable time in getting the Ore into the refinery.
- Red Alert 2 manual(src)

Game unit[]

The Chrono Miner may only chronoshift to an Ore Refinery belonging to the same player and will do so automatically when it is full of ore. It must move conventionally to any other location. They can also be commanded to do so, providing a way to quickly escape when under attack. Chronoshifting will also leave behind any Terror Drones that may have embedded themselves in the Chrono Miner, but will keep Crazy Ivan's bombs with them.

Chrono Miners always teleport to the refinery, regardless of whether or not it's an Allied or Soviet refinery, and when not explicitly ordered to dock with a refinery they will roll back on their wheels instead of teleporting to closest Refinery and moving on from there. If the Chrono Miner harvests from an isolated area of the map (e.g. no passable route to the refinery), they also tend to stuck, and must be returned manually to the refinery.

The Chrono Miner's teleportation ability allows it to return loads of resources faster than the Soviet War Miner. However, it has only half the War Miner's capacity, carrying $500 if fully loaded with ore, or up to $1000 if carrying only gems. Unlike the War Miner and Yuri's Slave Miner, the Chrono Miner is also unarmed.


Note: in Red Alert 2, the Chrono Miner shares its quotes with the Grizzly Battle Tank, except when ordered to harvest, which it does silently.

When selected[]

  • Oh, hello sir!
  • Ready as ever!
  • Chrono Miner reporting for duty!
  • Good day, commander!
  • 24/7!

When moving[]

  • Always on time.
  • Oh yes, I agree.
  • Okay.
  • Sure thing, sir!
  • Of course!

When ordered to harvest[]

  • You'll get the cash in a flash!
  • It's in the bank!
  • Mining!
  • Ah, there it is!
  • Rollin' with the chrono convoy!

When ordered to return to the refinery[]

  • I'll be there right away.
  • In the blink of an eye!
  • In no time at all!
  • Let's dump this stuff!
  • Comin' home!



Veteran cameos are unused.

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Alpha cameo:
CNCRA2 Chrono Miner Alpha Cameo

See also[]

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