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Bottlecap Mine (Fallout 3)

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A Bottlecap Mine is a craftable land mine in Fallout 3. It does five times the damage of a standard Frag Mine.


Bottlecap Mines can be constructed by the player character, using the Bottlecap Mine Schematics. Building it requires a Lunchbox, 10 Caps, a Sensor Module, and a Cherry Bomb. Locating additional schematics allows one to build more Bottlecap Mines at a time. They need to be armed and placed to be used. The Bottlecap Mine can be planted on an NPC to kill them.


A mixture of Cap shrapnel and explosive power makes this deadly. Lay it in the path of an advancing foe for excellent results.Fallout 3 Official Game Guide


  • A single Bottlecap Mine can be found on nearly every workbench in the game, with a few exceptions. This applies to the purchasable workbench for the Megaton house and Tenpenny Tower Suite. In shops and other non-player character-owned locations, taking it will usually be considered stealing.
  • Three can be found in the Super-Duper Mart.
  • All of the parts can also be found in Pinkerton's room under Rivet City, including a pile of caps.

In the locations below, all Bottlecap Mines are found on workbenches.


Build/Scrapped at:
Bottlecap Mine (1 per schematic)


  • Bottlecap Mines weigh only one-sixth as much as the sum of their components.
  • When a Bottlecap Mine explodes, one can hear the "jingling" sound of the bottlecaps.

Behind the scenes

The Vault-Tec lunchbox that the mine is made from is identical to the metal lunchbox you receive with the Collector's Edition of Fallout 3.


Bottlecap mine icon.png

Placing the mine