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Place dirt blocks with mine-generated spoil

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The Mines are a great way to generate scrap, but every miner (or minecraft-er) knows that you end up with tons / piles / stacks of inert stone or dirt in addition to your prize ores.  As a very late-game terraforming tool, that spoil (the term for now-loose mined material) could be used to fill in empty blocks with soil rather than levees, giving a powerful tool for creating arable land to farm on, editing out terrain for industrial projects, or simply for more permanently sculpting your artful terrain features.  You can also add new labor and management tasks like dumping the spoil into the river to keep it from cluttering your storage (but don't dump dirt in your reservoir), or consider new hazards like cheap levees breaking but soil embankments holding firm, or instead consider the levees firm and showcase soil liquefaction like in that video from the Edenville Dam.  Such a powerful tool somewhat demands heavy expense and/or a counterbalancing mechanic to manage.

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Soil requires sediment and organic material. Also, most mined spoil is gravel or larger which makes for poor soil. That said, using the larger stones could be used for something (new monument?) and would also open the option for a crusher to reduce gravel to sand. This could be used for glass factories and decorations. A beaver waste management station and/or compost/fertilizer plant would fix the mystery of beavers apparently not going potty ever and be able to mix with now-crushed sand to create arable land for what the purpose you outlined. This would also provide the research barrier that would be reasonable and needed. Long term goals?

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