All about Mining

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Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town Mining Guide, All about Mining

There are a total of two mines in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, one being the Spring Mine, while the other one is Lake Mine. Spring Mine can be accessed anytime of the year, and Lake Mine is only accessible during Winter (or anytime too, with bug abuse). Both mines have 255 floors each, and digging your way there is no easy task. Thankfully, there are a few tips in making your life easier.

Save & Load Trick

First, do utilize the Save & Load trick when attempting to find ladder to the next floor. Ladders are spawn statically once map is loaded, and does not change during game reloading. The trick is to save before digging. Once you pinpoint the ladder, reload the game and go directly to the ladder’s location.

Save & Load trick is also highly essential when it comes to finding Cursed Tools, Goddess Jewel and Kappa Jewel, considering their appearance rate is random aka does not exist in the supposed floors.

Time Passing in Mine

Many would swear that time does not pass in mine, but it is not true. Time do pass in mine, but in a different manner. While time does stop when you are hammering ores or digging around, it does move every time you head into next floor. Every floor you go down will uses 1 minute of game time, and that includes dropping-down holes (1 minute for 1 floor, 2 minutes for 2 floors and so on). Thus, it also means that Goddess Gem and Kappa Gem can be activate while mining.

Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town Mining Guide, All about Mining
Time passing in mine when going down floors.

Finding Ladder to Next Floor

There is actually a trick to find ladder quickly in the mine. The ladder to next floor will never spawn at the most outer border of the mine floor. It will also never spawn within the 8 tiles around the exit ladder. In most cases, the ladder to next floor will spawn near the exit ladder, and not under any stone. However, unlucky players can certainly find ladder extremely far away, or even under stone.

Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town Mining Guide, All about Mining
Trick to find ladder to next floor is to ignore the spots highlighted in brown.

Dropping-Down Holes

As mentioned above, dropping down through holes will cost you game time all the same as moving down one by one. Although dropping down are technically faster in real time, it does come with stamina penalty. The drop is fully randomized (even using save & load method) between 1-5 floors, so stamina penalty is as follows:

Floors DroppedStamina PenaltyAverage per Floor
12020
23015
34013.3333
46015
57014

Given the idea that at best you will only use 2 stamina per floor through digging, it is recommended to just dig instead of relying on dropping-down holes. But eh, each to his own. Last note, dropping-down holes will never appear below stones.

List of Items in Spring Mine’s 255 Floors

Item NameFloorPriceTool
Junk OreAll1GHammer
CopperAll15GHammer
SilverAll20GHammer
GoldFloor 6 and lower25GHammer
MystrileFloor 9 and lower40GHammer
OrichalcumFloor 10 and lower50GHammer
AdamantiteFloor 10 and lower50GHammer
Mythic Stone
(After blessing all cursed tools)
Floor 60, 102, 123, 152, 155, 171, 190, 202, 222, 231~25520000GHammer
Goddess Jewel
(Collect 9 for Goddess Gem)
Floor 60, 102, 123, 152, 155, 171, 190, 202, 222
Note: 1 at each floor, doesn’t duplicate even re-entering floor
Hammer
Black GrassFloor 1~100, 250~25510GHoe
Power BerryFloor 100Hoe
Gold CoinAll5G~20GHoe
Elf Statue
(Need empty slot in rucksack)
Floor 160~189Hoe
Goddess Statue
(Need empty slot in rucksack)
Floor 220~249Hoe
Mysterious Tablet aka Ketchup Recipe
(Need empty slot in rucksack)
Floor 255Hoe
Teleport Stone
(Only available after third year)
Floor 255Hoe
Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town Mining Guide, All about Mining

List of Items in Lake Mine’s 255 Floors

Item NameFloorPriceTool
Junk OreAll except 50, 100, 150, 2001GHammer
TurquoiseAll except 50, 100, 150, 200 50GHammer
Moon StoneFloors end in 8, and Floor 20055GHammer
Sand RoseFloors end with 9, and Floor 20060GHammer
AmethystAll except 50, 100, 150, 200 60GHammer
AquamarineAll except 50, 100, 150, 20060GHammer
AgateAll except 50, 100, 150, 20062GHammer
JadeAll except 50, 100, 150, 20062GHammer
FluoriteAll except 50, 100, 150, 20065GHammer
PeridotAll except 50, 100, 150, 20068GHammer
TopazAll except 50, 100, 150, 20070GHammer
RubyAll except 50, 100, 150, 20075GHammer
SapphireAll except 50, 100, 150, 20075GHammer
GarnetAll except 50, 100, 150, 20075GHammer
EmeraldFloors end with 5, and Floor 40, 60, 80, 120, 140, 160, 180, 201~25580GHammer
DiamondFloor 10, 20, 30, 70, 90, 110, 130, 170, 190, 201~255100GHammer
Pink DiamondFloor 30, 70, 90, 110, 130, 170, 190, 210, 220, 230, 240, 250~25510000GHammer
AlexandriteFloor 50, 100, 150, 200, 210, 220, 230, 240, 250~25510000GHammer
Kappa Jewel
(Collect 9 for Kappa Gem)
Floor 1, 40, 60, 80, 120, 140, 160, 180, 255
Note: 1 at each floor, doesn’t duplicate even re-entering floor
Hammer
Black GrassAll10GHoe
Power BerryFloor 19Hoe
Cursed Fishing RodFloor 29Hoe
Cursed HoeFloor 39Hoe
Cursed AxeFloor 49Hoe
Cursed HammerFloor 59Hoe
Cursed Watering CanFloor 69Hoe
Cursed SickleFloor 79Hoe
Kappa Statue
(Need empty slot in rucksack)
Floor 101~120Hoe

Goddess Gem & Kappa Gem

The two are tools that provide special effects to the player. Goddess Gem can be retrieved after finding 9 Goddess Jewel, and restore 1 stamina per minute. On the other hand, Kappa Gem can be retrieved after finding 9 Kappa Jewel, and restore 1 fatigue per 5 minutes. Both effects are active in all situations which consume time, like sleeping, bathing, going lower ground in mining and etc. Finding 9 Goddess Jewel / Kappa Jewel is required to marry the respective candidate.

As written in the tables above, each floor only consist of 1 jewel. Repeating the floors will not earn you additional jewel. And again, both Jewels spawn randomly and may not appear in the stated floors, so you will want to use save and load method to lessen your burden.

Please pay attention that you need at least 1 empty tool slot to dig Goddess Jewel / Kappa Jewel, and that means you can’t exactly find all 9 jewels at a single mine run. This is where you should utilize Teleport Stone. Additionally, keeping Jewels separately in cabinet and mining the remaining Jewels will not effect Goddess / Kappa in exchanging you the Gem.

Cursed Tools

Cursed tools will be discussed in an entire separate article, do stay tune! Read more about Cursed Tools here.

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