Pioneer Trail Jack's Mineshaft: Everything you need to know


Frontier Jack has disappeared in a deep and dangerous mine shaft in Pioneer Trail (is there any other kind?) and he needs your help! A new feature has now launched on the outskirts of our Homesteads, allowing players that have reached at least Level 14 to complete a series of goals, earn a new free gift, and ultimately rescue Jack before it's too late. Perhaps we'll even find out why he went mining in the first place...

Missing in Action

  • Harvest 30 Squash

  • Tend 20 Animals on Neighbors' Homesteads

  • Collect 5 Missin' Jack Posters

Rewards: 400 coins, Canary, Diggin Directions (needed to construct the Mineshaft)

A Friend of Mine

  • Tend 30 Adult Oxen

  • Gather 15 Notes from Jack

  • Finish Phase 1 of the Mineshaft

The Notes are found when you clear Grass debris. While you may not need to build a Mineshaft on your own Homestead, you will need to dig into the earth by collecting and crafting ingredients, so this feature definitely isn't a breeze to complete. You'll receive 3 Potato Ready Boosts, 600 coins and 600 XP when you complete this quest.

Meals on Wings

  • Craft 6 Miners' Meals

  • Gather 40 Mashed 'Taters

  • Finish Phase 2 of the Mineshaft

The Mashed 'Taters are dropped at random when harvesting potatoes on your Homestead. Your rewards for finishing this goal are 1,000 XP, a Molten Cake and Cave Coordinates (needed for the Mineshaft).

Chilly Disposition

  • Ask for 20 Cushy Bed Rolls

  • Gather 30 Wool Blankets

  • Finish Phase 3 of the Mineshaft

The Wool Blankets drop when tending Adult Sheep. You'll earn a Fluffy Leader Sheep, 1,400 XP and a Miner's Map for the Mineshaft when you finish this goal.

To the Rescue

  • Tend 20 Adult Canaries

  • Ask for 15 Miner's Hats

  • Finish the Mineshaft

The Canary is an animal that can be found on the game's free gifts page. You'll have at least one from completing the first goal in this series, and hopefully, your friends will send you enough to make it through this goal quickly. When you finish this goal, you'll have completed the entire Mineshaft series and will receive two Crazy Cakes, 2,200 XP and Jack's Mine, which is a decoration for your Homestead to keep after this event is over. Good luck!

[Via and image credit: Zynga]

What do you think of this Mineshaft feature in Pioneer Trail? Are you going to work on completing these goals in your game, or are you still working on other goal series in your game? Sound off in the comments!