For how to mine in New World, you will need to make a mining pick. You can craft a flint mining pick right away at any campfire or in any settlement. If you are wondering how to craft a flint pickaxe, you require the same materials as your do for a flint sickle, used for harvesting:
- 1 Flint
- 1 Green Wood
As we mention in our Complete New World Harvesting guide, the same goes for here. You can find flint lying around pretty much anywhere. Just look where you are running and you will see what look like rocks, usually with a bit of brown/beige color to them. For green wood, you can simply gather any bushes you see around you. Alternatively, if you have already made a Logging Axe for Logging, then you can chop young trees to obtain the Green Wood.
The screenshot below shows a boulder beside several flint. If you see rocks like this laying around, be sure to pick up a few for your crafts. After you gather your flint and green wood, head over to a campfire or a settlement and craft a flint mining pick axe.