Miner is a skill that can be given to a lemming. It is the seventh of the eight skills available in Lemmings, as well as the Classic Tribe and others in Lemmings 2. A miner digs a diagonal tunnel downwards. He will stop if he hits steel, if he runs out of ground, or if he is told to do something else. A miner that starts very close to a blocker may change direction if he hits his arms before removing the ground under his feet.
- In the 2006 remake, miners wear yellow mining helmets.