Headstone Mine used to be a successful mine controlled by the Dahl corporation. In the course of the mining operation something was discovered and hastily covered up. While it has never been fully revealed what was found there, it is known that a Vault key fragment came into the possession of Sledge, a grossly muscled behemoth of a man who later amassed a small army of bandits at the mine. The discovery had a surprising effect on many of the convict workers there. Most went crazy and many were physically mutated as well, growing into huge, muscular parodies of humanity, or stunted to dwarf proportions. Unable to control the convict population any longer, Dahl were forced to withdraw, and the mine that had once been a hive of productivity became a headquarters for the many bandits plaguing the Arid Badlands.
Points of Interest
Here is a map of the Headstone Mine area with prominent items marked.
There is also a hidden red weapon chest (usually containing higher rarity items) in the upper level of the next building down the hill from the one with the vending machines. It can only be reached by jumping from the roof of another building that is accessible from higher ground in the second half of the map. A running leap is required to build up the necessary momentum to land on the narrow ledge that leads around the building housing the chest.
A video of this hidden chest can be found here.
See also: Headstone Mine: Weapon Crate Locations
- This area becomes unlocked after Sledge: To The Safe House.
- The med vendors in this area are the first ones to sell class mods on Playthrough 1.