I think I understand that as you enter a cave, not a mine hole, you are on level 1 mines correct? Is it possible for a cave to have you enter on level 2? Mine holes go to level 2, from what I understand, but how do you tell what level you are on, and how do you further proceed to the next level of a mine? I've poked around wiki and forums for hours looking for the answer to this question of my own accord but either I didn't word the searches right or it just hasn't been asked in the past bazillion years.
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