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“Some of the rarest, magical ore is located in this very mine. Collect all of it by breaking the rocks as quickly as you can. But watch it, the locals won't like this at all.”
    —Cali

Mining for Charms is a Heroic Challenge in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure and Skylanders: Giants that is unlocked by Bash. It uses the map of Molekin Mine and requires 5 magical ore to be collected in under three minutes and thirty seconds.

The Skylander will spawn right next to a Mining Pick, which the player will need to pick up in order to collect the ore; Earth Skylanders do not need to pick it up, and they can use their attacks to break down rocks instead; Drill Sergeant is also an exception. Each section of the map has many rocks that the Skylander can break down. The location of the ore in each section is completely random, and there is no way to tell where it is until the Skylander breaks open the correct rock. Once the ore in a certain section of the map is found, there is no need to break down any more rocks in that section unless they are blocking the Skylander's way to another section. While there are enemies in this Challenge, they are not at all a major threat and can easily be defeated with a one or two attacks, with the exception of the two Undead Spell Punks which may take 3-5 hits to defeat.

Enemies

Spyro's Adventure

Giants

Trivia

  • In Giants, when an ore is found, the announcer proclaims that the player has "revealed a charm".
  • This Challenge is unique in the fact that it is one of the only Challenges that forces enemies to spawn by themselves when the player is not present in certain areas, and this spawning occurs throughout the Challenge. This occurs with the smaller enemies in both games.


Heroic Challenges
Spyro's Adventure

Chompy Chomp-Down - This Bomb's For You - Jump For It! - Where Art Thou, Paintings - Lair of the Giant Spiders
- Fight, Teleport, Fight Some More! - The Three Teleporters - Stop, Sheep Thieves! - Mining for Charms - Dungeoness Creeps -
Mining is the Key - Mission Achomplished - Pod Gauntlet - Time's A-Wastin' - Save the Purple Chompies! - Spawner Cave -
Arachnid Antechamber - Hobson's Choice - Isle of the Automatons - You Break It, You Buy It! - Minefield Mishap
- Lobs O' Fun - Spell Punked! - Charm Hunt - Flip the Script - You've Stolen My Hearts! - Bombs to the Walls - Operation: Sheep Freedom - Jailbreak! - Environmentally Unfriendly - Chemical Cleanup - Break the Cats