Stardew Valley Expanded Minerals Collection

 

Completing Stardew’s collections can be pretty frustrating from time to time and depending on the collection itself. Collecting Minerals is one of the trickiest if the player doesn’t know where to find them.

So if you are looking to complete your collection of shiny rocks in Stardew Valley, you are in the right place. Besides all the information about gems and minerals, I will also include some special strategies to aid you in this completionist quest and make the whole thing a lot easier.

Screenshot of the Minerals Collection Page in Stardew Valley
Screenshot of the Minerals Collection Page
Num Name
1 Emerald
2 Aquamarine
3 Ruby
4 Amethyst
5 Topaz
6 Jade
7 Diamond
8 Prismatic Shard
9 Quartz
10 Fire Quartz
11 Frozen Tear
12 Earth Crystal
13 Alamite
14 Bixite
15 Baryte
16 Aerinite
17 Calcite
18 Dolomite
19 Esperite
20 Fluorapatite
21 Geminite
22 Helvite
23 Jamborite
24 Jagoite
25 Kyanite
26 Lunarite
27 Malachite
28 Neptunite
29 Lemon Stone
30 Nekoite
31 Orpiment
32 Petrified Slime
33 Thunder Egg
34 Pyrite
35 Ocean Stone
36 Ghost Crystal
37 Tigerseye
38 Jasper
39 Opal
40 Fire Opal
41 Celestine
42 Marble
43 Sandstone
44 Granite
45 Basalt
46 Limestone
47 Soapstone
48 Hematite
49 Mudstone
50 Obsidian
51 Slate
52 Fairy Stone
53 Star Shards

Categorization of Items Needed for the Collection

There are three ways to obtain certain minerals and gems, so I’ll classify them by that factor.

Gems and Minerals can be obtained by:

  • Foraging – they can be picked up from the floor in the Mines or the Skull Cavern and their number is the smallest.
  • Mining (gems) – can also be found in barrels but chances are really low.
  • Geode Crushing
Screenshot of the player character in the museum in Stardew Valley
Screenshot of the player character in the museum

Minerals You Can Forage

Name Ways to obtain
Quartz The Mines 1–120 lvl, Garbage Can, Stone Golem (10%), The Skull Cavern
Earth Crystal The Mines 1–39 lvl, Duggy (10%), Haunted Skull (1.3%), Fishing Treasure Chest, Panning, Geode, Omni Geode, Garbage Can, The Skull Cavern
Frozen Tear The Mines 40–79 lvl, Fishing Treasure Chest, Paing, Frozen Geode, Omni Geode, Dust Sprite (2%), Garbage Can, The Skull Cavern
Fire Quartz The Mines 80–120, Fishing Treasure Chest, Panning, Magma Geode, Omni Geode, Garbage Can, The Skull Cavern
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The best strategy for these ones is just to head to the Mines and explore the floors in which they spawn. They are quite easy to find, and you probably already found most of them, but it’s good to know how to get them even then.

Gems

Most of these are easily found in specific gem nodes, but there are several more ways. You can find them in The Mines, The Skull Cavern, The Quarry, and The Volcano Dungeon.

Name Ways to obtain
Emerald Emerald Node, Gem Node, Panning, Fishing Treasure Chest, Garbage Can
Aquamarine Aquamarine Node, Gem Node, Panning, Fishing Treasure Chest, Garbage Can
Ruby Ruby Node, Gem Node, Panning, Fishing Treasure Chest, Garbage Can
Amethyst Amethyst Node, Gem Node, Panning, Fishing Treasure Chest, Garbage Can, Green Slime
Topaz Topaz Node, Gem Node, Panning, Fishing Treasure Chest, Garbage Can
Jade Jade Node, Gem Node, Panning, Fishing Treasure Chest, Garbage Can, Blue Slime
Diamond Diamond Node, Gem Node, Panning, Fishing Treasure Chest, Garbage Can, Any Monster after reaching the Mines bottom (0.05%)
Prismatic Shard Iridium Node (4%), Mystic Stone (25%), Omni Geode (0.04%), Shadow Brute (0.05%), Shadow Shaman (0.05%), Mummy (0.1%), Serpent (0.1%), Fishing Treasure Chest, Any Monster after reaching the Mines bottom (0.05%)

The strategy for these ones is to go into The Mines, The Skull Cavern, and The Quarry, and pay extreme attention to Gem Nodes and Mystic Stone (as you will easily see specific nodes). Bring a bunch of bombs and destroy everything.

Geode Minerals

The worst of the worst. Geodes are infamous, as they love to drop items like stones or clay or the same minerals you already have 30 times in a row.

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The strategy which will help you with this doesn’t exist. However, to make things easier for yourself, and avoid disappointment after breaking a few geodes and finding nothing, it’s best to stack a lot of them and then head over to Clint.

The list of geodes and how to obtain them:

Name Ways to obtain
Geode The Mines lvl 1–39, The Quarry, Duggy (25%), Tilling the Farm, Fishing Treasure Chest
Frozen Geode The Mines lvl 41–79, The Quarry, Tilling the Farm, Fishing Treasure Chest
Magma Geode The Mines lvl 81–120, Boxes, Barrels in The Skull Cavern, The Quarry, Tilling the Farm, Fishing Treasure Chest
Omni Geode The Mines any level (but higher ones but they drop more frequently on higher levels), The Skull Cavern, Carbon Ghost, Panning, Ginger Island, Volcano Dungeon, Can be bought from Krobus and Desert Merchant

The list of minerals and in which geode you can find them:

Name Geode
Tigerseye Magama Geode, Omni Geode
Opal Frozen Geode, Omni Geode
Fire Opal Magama Geode, Omni Geode
Alamite Geode, Omni Geode
Bixite Magama Geode, Omni Geode, Black Slime
Baryte Magama Geode, Omni Geode
Aerinite Frozen Geode, Omni Geode
Calcite Geode, Omni Geode
Dolomite Magama Geode, Omni Geode
Esperite Frozen Geode, Omni Geode
Fluorapatite Frozen Geode, Omni Geode
Geminite Frozen Geode, Omni Geode
Helvite Magama Geode, Omni Geode
Jamborite Geode, Omni Geode
Jagoite Geode, Omni Geode
Kyanite Frozen Geode, Omni Geode
Lunarite Frozen Geode, Omni Geode
Malachite Geode, Omni Geode
Neptunite Magama Geode, Omni Geode, Black Slime
Lemon Stone Magama Geode, Omni Geode
Nekoite Geode, Omni Geode
Orpiment Geode, Omni Geode
Petrified Slime Geode, Omni Geode, Slime Ball
Thunder Egg Geode, Omni Geode
Pyrite Frozen Geode, Omni Geode
Ocean Stone Frozen Geode, Omni Geode
Ghost Crystal Frozen Geode, Omni Geode
Jasper Magama Geode, Omni Geode
Celestine Geode, Omni Geode
Marble Frozen Geode, Omni Geode
Sandstone Geode, Omni Geode
Granite Geode, Omni Geode
Basalt Magama Geode, Omni Geode
Limestone Geode, Omni Geode
Soapstone Frozen Geode, Omni Geode
Hematite Frozen Geode, Omni Geode
Mudstone Geode, Omni Geode
Obsidian Magama Geode, Omni Geode
Slate Geode, Omni Geode
Fairy Stone Frozen Geode, Omni Geode
Star Shards Magama Geode, Omni Geode
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Geode Crusher

After completing Clint’s special order called “Cave Patrol” he will send you a recipe for the Geode Crusher. To craft the Geode crusher you will need 50 stones, 2 gold bars, and 1 diamond.

There are both ups and downs when it comes to this machine because it takes 1 in-game hour to open the geode and 1 coal, which is good if you have multiple machines and a lot of coal. Plus, you won’t have to walk to Clint every time you get 2–3 new geodes.

Overall the Geode Crusher is good if you have a small number of geodes, otherwise, it’s better to see Clint, spend 25 gold per geode, and save some time.

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