Dig Deep Beginner Quick Tip #1:
Affording things is hard, at first. A good way to help afford things is by mining the easiest mineral as soon as you get in-game: Basalt! Basalt makes Furnaces, furnaces do add up. And they stack very nicely. So, mine that EASY basalt and make quick PURE cash, no need to buy it! Plus, with skills on, you can earn some serious experience mining a lot of this stuff. Happy Mining!