Crystalarium

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Crystalarium
Crystalarium.png
Insert a gem of your choice and it will grow copies.
Information
Source: Crafting • Museum donation • 25,000 Bundle
Sell Price: Cannot be sold

Crafting
Recipe Source: Mining (Level 9)
Ingredients: Stone (99) Gold Bar (5) Iridium Bar (2) Battery Pack (1)

The Crystalarium will replicate any inserted Gem, Foraged Mineral, or Geode Mineral except Prismatic Shards. (In the Museum there is a book that states: "For some reason, the EMF from the shard interacts negatively with the crystalarium"). Once inserted, it will replicate that item an infinite number of times. Once a gem or mineral has been inserted into the Crystalarium it cannot be removed, only replaced with another. The original item is lost and so it is best to let it finish at least once to avoid loss.

It is obtained through Crafting, donating 50 Minerals to the Museum, or as a reward for completing the 25,000 Bundle in the Vault.

Usage

Image Name Description Sell Price Time to craft
(Day:Hour:Min)
g/day
Emerald.png
Emerald A precious stone with a brilliant green color. Gold.png250g 2:02:00 Gold.png120g
Aquamarine.png
Aquamarine A shimmery blue-green gem. Gold.png180g 1:13:20 Gold.png115.7g
Ruby.png
Ruby A precious stone that is sought after for its rich color and beautiful luster. Gold.png250g 2:02:00 Gold.png120g
Amethyst.png
Amethyst A purple variant of quartz. Gold.png100g 0:22:40 Gold.png105.9g
Topaz.png
Topaz Fairly common but still prized for its beauty. Gold.png80g 0:18:40 Gold.png102.9g
Jade.png
Jade A pale green ornamental stone. Gold.png200g 1:16:00 Gold.png120g
Diamond.png
Diamond A rare and valuable gem. Gold.png750g 5:00:00 Gold.png150g
Quartz.png
Quartz A clear crystal commonly found in caves and mines. Gold.png25g 0:07:00 Gold.png85.7g
Fire Quartz.png
Fire Quartz A glowing red crystal commonly found near hot lava. Gold.png100g 0:21:40 Gold.png110.8g
Frozen Tear.png
Frozen Tear A crystal fabled to be the frozen tears of a yeti Gold.png75g 0:18:40 Gold.png96.4g
Earth Crystal.png
Earth Crystal A resinous substance found near the surface. Gold.png50g 0:13:20 Gold.png90g
Tigerseye.png
Tigerseye A stripe of shimmering gold gives this gem a warm luster. Gold.png275g 3:11:20 Gold.png79.2g
Opal.png
Opal Its internal structure causes it to reflect a rainbow of light. Gold.png150g 3:11:20 Gold.png43.2g
Fire Opal.png
Fire Opal A rare variety of opal, named for its red spots. Gold.png350g 3:11:20 Gold.png100.8g
Alamite.png
Alamite Its distinctive fluorescence makes it a favorite among rock collectors. Gold.png150g 3:11:20 Gold.png100.8g
Bixite.png
Bixite A dark metallic Mineral sought after for its cubic structure. Gold.png300g 3:11:20 Gold.png86.4g
Baryte.png
Baryte The best specimens resemble a desert rose. Gold.png50g 3:11:20 Gold.png14.4g
Aerinite.png
Aerinite These crystals are curiously light. Gold.png125g 3:11:20 Gold.png36g
Calcite.png
Calcite This yellow crystal is speckled with shimmering nodules. Gold.png75g 3:11:20 Gold.png21.6g
Dolomite.png
Dolomite It can occur in coral reefs, often near an underwater volcano. Gold.png300g 3:11:20 Gold.png86.4g
Esperite.png
Esperite The crystals glow bright green when stimulated. Gold.png100g 3:11:20 Gold.png28.8g
Fluorapatite.png
Fluorapatite Small amounts are found in human teeth. Gold.png200g 3:11:20 Gold.png57.6g
Geminite.png
Geminite Occurs in brilliant clusters. Gold.png150g 3:11:20 Gold.png43.2g
Helvite.png
Helvite It grows in a triangular column. Gold.png450g 3:11:20 Gold.png129.6g
Jamborite.png
Jamborite The crystals are so tightly packed it almost looks fuzzy. Gold.png150g 3:11:20 Gold.png43.2g
Jagoite.png
Jagoite A high volume of tiny crystals makes it very glittery. Gold.png115g 3:11:20 Gold.png33.1g
Kyanite.png
Kyanite The geometric faces are as smooth as glass. Gold.png250g 3:11:20 Gold.png72g
Lunarite.png
Lunarite The cratered white orbs form a tight cluster. Gold.png200g 3:11:20 Gold.png57.6g
Malachite.png
Malachite A popular ornamental stone, used in sculpture and to make green paint. Gold.png100g 3:11:20 Gold.png28.8g
Neptunite.png
Neptunite A jet-black crystal that is unusually reflective. Gold.png400g 3:11:20 Gold.png115.2g
Lemon Stone.png
Lemon Stone Some claim the powdered crystal is a dwarvish delicacy. Gold.png200g 3:11:20 Gold.png57.6g
Nekoite.png
Nekoite The delicate shards form a tiny pink meadow. Gold.png80g 3:11:20 Gold.png23g
Orpiment.png
Orpiment Despite its high toxicity, this Mineral is widely used in manufacturing and folk medicine. Gold.png80g 3:11:20 Gold.png23g
Petrified Slime.png
Petrified Slime This little guy may be 100,000 years old. Gold.png120g 3:11:20 Gold.png34.6g
Thunder Egg.png
Thunder Egg According to legend, angry thunder spirits would throw these stones at one another. Gold.png100g 3:11:20 Gold.png28.8g
Pyrite.png
Pyrite Commonly known as "Fool's Gold". Gold.png120g 3:11:20 Gold.png34.6g
Ocean Stone.png
Ocean Stone An old legend claims these stones are the mosaics of ancient mermaids. Gold.png220g 3:11:20 Gold.png63.4g
Ghost Crystal.png
Ghost Crystal There is an aura of coldness around this crystal. Gold.png200g 3:11:20 Gold.png57.6g
Jasper.png
Jasper When polished, this stone becomes attractively luminous. Prized by ancient peoples for thousands of years. Gold.png150g 3:11:20 Gold.png43.2g
Celestine.png
Celestine Some early life forms had bones made from this. Gold.png125g 3:11:20 Gold.png36g
Marble.png
Marble A very popular material for sculptures and construction. Gold.png110g 3:11:20 Gold.png31.7g
Sandstone.png
Sandstone A common type of stone with red and brown striations. Gold.png60g 3:11:20 Gold.png17.3g
Granite.png
Granite A speckled Mineral that is commonly used in construction. Gold.png75g 3:11:20 Gold.png21.6g
Basalt.png
Basalt Forms near searing hot magma. Gold.png175g 3:11:20 Gold.png50.4g
Limestone.png
Limestone A very common type of stone. It's not worth very much. Gold.png15g 3:11:20 Gold.png4.3g
Soapstone.png
Soapstone Because of its relatively soft consistency, this stone is very popular for carving. Gold.png120g 3:11:20 Gold.png34.6g
Hematite.png
Hematite An iron-based Mineral with interesting magnetic properties. Gold.png150g 3:11:20 Gold.png43.2g
Mudstone.png
Mudstone A fine-grained rock made from ancient clay or mud. Gold.png25g 3:11:20 Gold.png7.2g
Obsidian.png
Obsidian A volcanic glass that forms when lava cools rapidly. Gold.png200g 3:11:20 Gold.png57.6g
Slate.png
Slate It's extremely resistant to water, making it a good roofing material. Gold.png85g 3:11:20 Gold.png24.5g
Fairy Stone.png
Fairy Stone An old miner's song suggests these are made from the bones of ancient fairies. Gold.png250g 3:11:20 Gold.png72g
Star Shards.png
Star Shards No one knows how these form. Some scientists claim that the microscopic structure displays unnatural regularity. Gold.png500g 3:11:20 Gold.png144g

Tips

  • The most profitable gem to replicate is the Diamond, yielding a profit of Gold.png150g per day if harvested as soon as it is ready (five days). At this rate, you can recover the base monetary value of the materials used in crafting the Crystalarium in about 32 days (not including a Diamond used to seed it, nor any increase in the value of the crafting materials due to profession bonuses).
  • Only 7 hours is required to replicate Quartz, the shortest time span for any mineral. While the Crystalarium is thus an efficient source of Quartz for making Refined Quartz, Quartz is found abundantly during mining and making Refined Quartz still requires Coal for smelting. Refined Quartz can also be produced directly in a Recycling Machine from some types of fishing forage, without coal.
  • Exploit your Crystalarium when you wish to change the item it produces. Normally, you need to seed it with one item of the new type. But you can feed it a Quartz instead. When a replicated Quartz appears, do not harvest it. Instead, take an item of the new type and feed it into the Crystalarium while it still displays the new Quartz. That Quartz will magically turn into the item you fed into the Crystalarium. You can now harvest that item, having effectively seeded the machine with a Quartz. If you want to preserve the Quartz as well, simply harvest the first one and re-seed with the second Quartz the Crystalarium produces.


v1.3 Beta Changes

Note: These changes are currently being tested in the v1.3 Beta branch of the game.
The final version of the game may or may not include the changes as described below.

Spoilers ahead! 
The exploit used to seed a Crystalarium with a quartz was removed in v1.3.24.