Minerals

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Minerals are items that can be found in The Mines and the Skull Cavern. Most minerals are acquired from geodes after having Clint process them. Some are found on the ground and some can be mined from nodes, which are also found in the Quarry. They can also sometimes be acquired as Monster Drops, as gifts from Villagers, or from the Statue of Endless Fortune. Minerals (other than geode minerals) are also possible items found in Fishing Treasure Chests.

Minerals can be donated to the Museum for rewards and achievements. Minerals that you have not yet donated will have an item description of "Gunther can tell you more about this if you donate it to the museum." After one of that mineral has been donated, the item's description will appear. There are 53 different minerals which can be donated.

All Minerals, Gems, and Geodes can be used in the spool of the Sewing Machine located inside Emily and Haley's house to Tailor clothing, once the Sewing Machine is unlocked. All minerals, gems, and geodes can be used to dye existing clothing using the Sewing Machine, and some can be used to dye clothing using Dye Pots.

Minerals can be sold at shipping box and also to the Blacksmith.

Foraged Minerals

Foraged minerals are found on the ground in The Mines and the Skull Cavern. They can be picked up in the same way that other forageables can, and if the Gatherer profession is chosen at Foraging level 5 then the player has a chance of a double harvest. They are used in crafting recipes and in the Bundle Purple.png Geologist's Bundle in the Boiler Room.

Note that picking up foraged minerals normally does not award Foraging XP, but a bug results in 7 Foraging XP awarded only for a duplicate mineral created by the Gatherer profession.

Image Name Description Sell Price Gemologist Sell Price Location Used in
Quartz.png
Quartz A clear crystal commonly found in caves and mines. Gold.png25g Gold.png32g The Mines (Floors 1-120)Garbage Can.png Garbage CanStone Golem.png Stone Golem (10%)

Bundle Purple.png Geologist's Bundle

Refined Quartz.png Refined QuartzFish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)
Earth Crystal.png
Earth Crystal A resinous substance found near the surface. Gold.png50g Gold.png65g The Mines (Floors 1-39)Duggy.png Duggy (10%)Haunted Skull.png Haunted Skull (1.3%)Fishing Treasure Chest.png Fishing Treasure ChestCopper Pan.png PanningGeode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni GeodeGarbage Can.png Garbage Can

Bundle Purple.png Geologist's Bundle

Mayonnaise Machine.png Mayonnaise MachineSturdy Ring.png Sturdy RingFish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)
Frozen Tear.png
Frozen Tear A crystal fabled to be the frozen tears of a yeti. Gold.png75g Gold.png97g The Mines (Floors 40-79)Fishing Treasure Chest.png Fishing Treasure ChestCopper Pan.png PanningFrozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni GeodeDust Sprite.png Dust Sprite (2%)Garbage Can.png Garbage Can

Bundle Purple.png Geologist's Bundle

Warrior Ring.png Warrior Ring

Sebastian Icon.png Sebastian (Loved Gift)

Fish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)
Fire Quartz.png
Fire Quartz A glowing red crystal commonly found near hot lava. Gold.png100g Gold.png130g The Mines (Floors 80-120)Fishing Treasure Chest.png Fishing Treasure ChestCopper Pan.png PanningMagma Geode.png Magma GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni GeodeGarbage Can.png Garbage Can

Bundle Purple.png Geologist's Bundle

Slime Egg-Press.png Slime Egg-PressRefined Quartz.png Refined QuartzFish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)

Gems

Gems are used in Crafting recipes and are generally "loved" or "liked" as gifts. All gems, except Diamond and Prismatic Shard, can be found in crates and barrels in The Mines.

Image Name Description Sell Price Gemologist Sell Price Location Used in
Emerald.png
Emerald A precious stone with a brilliant green color. Gold.png250g Gold.png325g Emerald Node.png Emerald NodeGem Node.png Gem NodeCopper Pan.png PanningGarbage Can.png Garbage CanFishing Treasure Chest.png Fishing Treasure ChestTree of the Winter Star.png Feast of the Winter Star Gift Icon.png Clint, Dwarf, Emily, Penny (Loved Gift)Fish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)Forge weapons
Aquamarine.png
Aquamarine A shimmery blue-green gem. Gold.png180g Gold.png234g Aquamarine Node.png Aquamarine NodeGem Node.png Gem NodeCopper Pan.png PanningGarbage Can.png Garbage CanFishing Treasure Chest.png Fishing Treasure Chest Bundle Teal.png Dye Bundle
Gift Icon.png Clint, Dwarf, Emily (Loved Gift)Marble Brazier.png Marble BrazierFish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)Forge weapons
Ruby.png
Ruby A precious stone that is sought after for its rich color and beautiful luster. Gold.png250g Gold.png325g Ruby Node.png Ruby NodeGem Node.png Gem NodeCopper Pan.png PanningGarbage Can.png Garbage CanFishing Treasure Chest.png Fishing Treasure ChestTree of the Winter Star.png Feast of the Winter Star Gift Icon.png Clint, Dwarf, Emily (Loved Gift)
Forge weapons
Amethyst.png
Amethyst A purple variant of quartz. Gold.png100g Gold.png130g Amethyst Node.png Amethyst NodeGem Node.png Gem NodeGreen Slime.png Green SlimesCopper Pan.png PanningGarbage Can.png Garbage CanFishing Treasure Chest.png Fishing Treasure Chest Gift Icon.png Abigail, Clint, Dwarf, Emily (Loved Gift)Fish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)Forge weapons
Topaz.png
Topaz Fairly common but still prized for its beauty. Gold.png80g Gold.png104g Topaz Node.png Topaz NodeGem Node.png Gem NodeCopper Pan.png PanningGarbage Can.png Garbage CanFishing Treasure Chest.png Fishing Treasure Chest Gift Icon.png Clint, Dwarf, Emily (Loved Gift)Fish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)Forge weapons
Jade.png
Jade A pale green ornamental stone. Gold.png200g Gold.png260g Jade Node.png Jade NodeGem Node.png Gem NodeFrost Jelly.png Blue SlimesGarbage Can.png Garbage CanFishing Treasure Chest.png Fishing Treasure ChestTree of the Winter Star.png Feast of the Winter Star Gift Icon.png Clint, Dwarf, Emily (Loved Gift)Fish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)Forge weapons
Diamond.png
Diamond A rare and valuable gem. Gold.png750g Gold.png975g Diamond Node.png Diamond NodeGem Node.png Gem NodeCopper Pan.png PanningGarbage Can.png Garbage CanFishing Treasure Chest.png Fishing Treasure ChestAny monster after reaching the bottom of the mines (0.05%) Ring of Yoba.png Ring of YobaGift Icon.png Evelyn, Gus, Jodi, Krobus, Marnie, Maru, Penny, Willy (Loved Gift)Fish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)Forge weapons
Prismatic Shard.png
Prismatic Shard A very rare and powerful substance with unknown origins. Gold.png2,000g Gold.png2,600g Iridium Node.png Iridium Node (4%)Mystic Stone.png Mystic Stone (25%)Gem Node.png Gem NodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode (0.4%)Shadow Brute.png Shadow Brute (0.05%)Shadow Shaman.png Shadow Shaman (0.05%)Mummy.png Mummy (0.1%)Serpent.png Serpent (0.1%)Fishing Treasure Chest.png Fishing Treasure ChestAny monster after reaching the bottom of the mines (0.05%) Gift Icon.png Loved by all Villagers except Haley, who hates it.

Obtain the Galaxy Sword in the Desert

Transform children into doves at the Dark Shrine of Selfishness

Enchant tools and weapons

Geode Minerals

Geode minerals are extracted from geodes. They are mainly used as donations to the Museum, or sold for a small profit. They can be used to tailor or dye clothing. They are generally disliked as gifts. The Wizard likes all Geode Minerals.

Image Name Description Sell Price Gemologist Sell Price Location Used in
Tigerseye.png
Tigerseye A stripe of shimmering gold gives this gem a warm luster. Gold.png275g Gold.png357g Magma Geode.png Magma GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode

Sam Icon.png Sam (Loved Gift)

Opal.png
Opal Its internal structure causes it to reflect a rainbow of light. Gold.png150g Gold.png195g Frozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Fire Opal.png
Fire Opal A rare variety of opal, named for its red spots. Gold.png350g Gold.png455g Magma Geode.png Magma GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Alamite.png
Alamite Its distinctive fluorescence makes it a favorite among rock collectors. Gold.png150g Gold.png195g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Bixite.png
Bixite A dark metallic Mineral sought after for its cubic structure. Gold.png300g Gold.png390g Magma Geode.png Magma GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni GeodeBlack Slime.png Black Slime
Baryte.png
Baryte The best specimens resemble a desert rose. Gold.png50g Gold.png65g Magma Geode.png Magma GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Aerinite.png
Aerinite These crystals are curiously light. Gold.png125g Gold.png162g Frozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Calcite.png
Calcite This yellow crystal is speckled with shimmering nodules. Gold.png75g Gold.png97g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Dolomite.png
Dolomite It can occur in coral reefs, often near an underwater volcano. Gold.png300g Gold.png390g Magma Geode.png Magma GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Esperite.png
Esperite The crystals glow bright green when stimulated. Gold.png100g Gold.png130g Frozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Fluorapatite.png
Fluorapatite Small amounts are found in human teeth. Gold.png200g Gold.png260g Frozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Geminite.png
Geminite Occurs in brilliant clusters. Gold.png150g Gold.png195g Frozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Helvite.png
Helvite It grows in a triangular column. Gold.png450g Gold.png585g Magma Geode.png Magma GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Jamborite.png
Jamborite The crystals are so tightly packed it almost looks fuzzy. Gold.png150g Gold.png195g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Jagoite.png
Jagoite A high volume of tiny crystals makes it very glittery. Gold.png115g Gold.png149g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Kyanite.png
Kyanite The geometric faces are as smooth as glass. Gold.png250g Gold.png325g Frozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Lunarite.png
Lunarite The cratered white orbs form a tight cluster. Gold.png200g Gold.png260g Frozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Malachite.png
Malachite A popular ornamental stone, used in sculpture and to make green paint. Gold.png100g Gold.png130g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Neptunite.png
Neptunite A jet-black crystal that is unusually reflective. Gold.png400g Gold.png520g Magma Geode.png Magma GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni GeodeBlack Slime.png Black Slime
Lemon Stone.png
Lemon Stone Some claim the powdered crystal is a dwarvish delicacy. Gold.png200g Gold.png260g Magma Geode.png Magma GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode

Dwarf Icon.png Dwarf (Loved Gift)

Nekoite.png
Nekoite The delicate shards form a tiny pink meadow. Gold.png80g Gold.png104g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Orpiment.png
Orpiment Despite its high toxicity, this Mineral is widely used in manufacturing and folk medicine. Gold.png80g Gold.png104g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Petrified Slime.png
Petrified Slime This little guy may be 100,000 years old. Gold.png120g Gold.png156g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni GeodeSlime Ball.png Slime Ball Fish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)
Thunder Egg.png
Thunder Egg According to legend, angry thunder spirits would throw these stones at one another. Gold.png100g Gold.png130g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Pyrite.png
Pyrite Commonly known as "Fool's Gold". Gold.png120g Gold.png156g Frozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Ocean Stone.png
Ocean Stone An old legend claims these stones are the mosaics of ancient mermaids. Gold.png220g Gold.png286g Frozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode Fish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)
Ghost Crystal.png
Ghost Crystal There is an aura of coldness around this crystal. Gold.png200g Gold.png260g Frozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Jasper.png
Jasper When polished, this stone becomes attractively luminous. Prized by ancient peoples for thousands of years. Gold.png150g Gold.png195g Magma Geode.png Magma GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Celestine.png
Celestine Some early life forms had bones made from this. Gold.png125g Gold.png162g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Marble.png
Marble A very popular material for sculptures and construction. Gold.png110g Gold.png143g Frozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode Marble Brazier.png Marble Brazier
Sandstone.png
Sandstone A common type of stone with red and brown striations. Gold.png60g Gold.png78g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Granite.png
Granite A speckled Mineral that is commonly used in construction. Gold.png75g Gold.png97g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode Fish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)
Basalt.png
Basalt Forms near searing hot magma. Gold.png175g Gold.png227g Magma Geode.png Magma GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode Fish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)
Limestone.png
Limestone A very common type of stone. It's not worth very much. Gold.png15g Gold.png19g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode Fish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)
Soapstone.png
Soapstone Because of its relatively soft consistency, this stone is very popular for carving. Gold.png120g Gold.png156g Frozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Hematite.png
Hematite An iron-based Mineral with interesting magnetic properties. Gold.png150g Gold.png195g Frozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Mudstone.png
Mudstone A fine-grained rock made from ancient clay or mud. Gold.png25g Gold.png32g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode Fish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)
Obsidian.png
Obsidian A volcanic glass that forms when lava cools rapidly. Gold.png200g Gold.png260g Magma Geode.png Magma GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode

Sebastian Icon.png Sebastian (Loved Gift)

Slate.png
Slate It's extremely resistant to water, making it a good roofing material. Gold.png85g Gold.png110g Geode.png GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Fairy Stone.png
Fairy Stone An old miner's song suggests these are made from the bones of ancient fairies. Gold.png250g Gold.png325g Frozen Geode.png Frozen GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode
Star Shards.png
Star Shards No one knows how these form. Some scientists claim that the microscopic structure displays unnatural regularity. Gold.png500g Gold.png650g Magma Geode.png Magma GeodeOmni Geode.png Omni Geode

Geodes

Geodes are mineral deposits that contain other minerals. They can be found primarily by breaking rocks in The Mines.

Geodes must be processed either using a Geode Crusher or at the Blacksmith to obtain the minerals inside. The Geode Crusher requires 1 Coal for each Geode processed, and Clint charges Gold.png25g each. Certain minerals are only available from certain types of Geodes, but Omni Geodes can contain any mineral.

Note: The Blacksmith is unavailable for processing geodes during tool upgrades.

Image Name Description Location Used in
Geode.png
Geode A blacksmith can break this open for you. Fish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)
Frozen Geode.png
Frozen Geode A blacksmith can break this open for you. Bundle Blue.png Field Research BundleFish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)
Magma Geode.png
Magma Geode A blacksmith can break this open for you.
Omni Geode.png
Omni Geode A blacksmith can break this open for you. These geodes contain a wide variety of Minerals. Gift Icon.png Clint, Dwarf (Loved Gift)Fish Pond.png Fish Pond (Quest)

Collection

Minerals do not have to be shipped or donated to the Museum to count towards the Collections Tab of the player menu. They only need to be picked up.

Note that minerals found in Fishing Treasure Chests may not appear as found on the collections tab. Dragging the mineral outside the inventory window and allowing it to be taken back into inventory may correct this. Holding the mineral in inventory overnight may also correct this.

Note also that minerals' descriptions appear on the collections tab as soon as they are found, even while the inventory description says "Gunther can tell you more about this if you donate it to the museum."

Emerald Aquamarine Ruby Amethyst Topaz Jade Diamond Prismatic Shard Quartz Fire Quartz
Frozen Tear Earth Crystal Alamite Bixite Baryte Aerinite Calcite Dolomite Esperite Fluorapatite
Geminite Helvite Jamborite Jagoite Kyanite Lunarite Malachite Neptunite Lemon Stone Nekoite
Orpiment Petrified Slime Thunder Egg Pyrite Ocean Stone Ghost Crystal Tigerseye Jasper Opal Fire Opal
Celestine Marble Sandstone Granite Basalt Limestone Soapstone Hematite Mudstone Obsidian
Slate Fairy Stone Star Shards

History

  • 1.1: Removed quality stars from foraged minerals.
  • 1.5: Geodes can now be processed outside of the Blacksmith using Geode Crushers.