If you have a plat quezt and a ladder next to it just mine metal with anky and quezt then put it in a mortar and pestle Then once u have that amount you need carry it all or drop and carry then u hop on the ladder attached to the quezt that way it doesn't add weight and carry the anky with your quezt and u can carry 10k metal no problem (Sorry if this is a bit confusing)
If you’re in endgame with quetz play saddle then put ref forge or or indi doesn’t matter and you should do this with 3 tribemates because you should have an argy carry the anky, someone on the anky and someone flying the quetz. It possible put as much metal in the anky as possible. You could also do this with just 2 people with the quetz on follow
On genises part 1 you just use a bloodstalker and have a magmasaur or an anklosaurus crypoded plus a mining drill. Make sure the blood stalker has a minimum of 600 wieght. Look in lava biom there's metal everywhere if its too dangerous for you look under the big trees in bog biom there's lots in the roots. Deploy metal harvestor harvest all metal in area move on if cryo cool down is on just use the mining drill It collects the same amout as a pick but does it much faster.