With Sons Of The Forest Patch 12 we got a new resource called Solafite, only harvestable with the new Pickaxe. This guide covers the Pickaxe Location and what it can be used for.
Sons Of The Forest Pickaxe Location
The pickaxe can be found in the same cave as the new ??? Artifact, Find your way to the ??? Artifact Location in the top right of the map, look for a small hole in the ground with some rope leading you down, make sure to have a light source and the rebreather on standby to be able to navigate this cave. You can find the location easily using our interactive MAP
Into the Cave
During your way down into the depths you’ll run into an underwater passage requiring a rebreather to get through, after you’ve passed this obstacle you will have to turn right at the fenced-in cave instead of breaking it and going through. Following this route you’ll slide down into another water cave, while swimming through stick to the right-hand side and continue to go through. After emerging from the water follow through the fenced-in entrance and dip below the water again. Take the left path after getting out of the water at the three hanging bodies until you find the pickaxe sticking out of the wall next to a yellow ladder.
The pickaxe main use case is to harvest the new Solafite, however, it can also be used as a fast-hitting melee weapon.