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    Mineral Excavation Guide by BigGuyThe3000th

    Version: 2.00 | Updated: 10/04/07 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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    This is to help all those looking to find a certain mineral, or anything else
    that has to do with shiny objects in the wonderful game known as Spectrobes.
    I will list all minerals that I have heard of, and if they lack
    information it means that I do not have/forgot the information. Don't you
    just hate forgetting things?
    
    As of now I have utterly stopped playing Spectrobes. So, You may always come
    and ask me questions, but I will not take any more additions/suggestions.
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    Notes and Version info: /
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    0.93: began guide, and added all information that I had known of.
    0.96: Added information on: Pearl, Ruby, Emerald, Saphire, Zircon, Titanium,
    Chrome, and Uranium. Also added credit for these items. Made minor changes.
    1.01: I think I finally added all the minerals!
    1.06: Made multiple changes to the guide requested by some users.
    1.064: Made a few minor changes, and added a table of contents.
    2.00: I think all the minerals are in, with proper information for all of them.
    
    
    For sanity's sake, the tabletop mountain is listed as Daichi area 2, while the
    rest of Daichi is listed as Daichi, area 1. If it is found in both areas, it
    will be listed as Daichi.
    
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    Type the series of characters next to the section to go there!
    Note: Only informative "chapters" are listed.
    
    Basic Minerals: ([bM])
    Special Minerals: ([sM])
    Super-Special Minerals: ([s-sM])
    Excavation Tools: ([eT])
    Other Info: ([oI])
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    Basic Minerals: /
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    Defense C:
    Area Found: Daichi area 1, and Genshi area 1.
    Info: A basic mineral raising Defense by eight.
    Appearance: A yellow rectangular prism.
    
    Defense B:
    Area Found:  Daichi, Genshi area 1, and Nessa.
    Info: A basic mineral raising Defense by sixteen.
    Appearance: A green rectangular prism.
    
    Defense A:
    Area Found: Genshi area 2, Nessa, Ziba, Himuro, and Meido.
    Info: A basic mineral raising Defense by twenty-four.
    Appearance: A reddish-pink rectangular prism.
    
    Defense A+:
    Area Found: Genshi area 2, Ziba, Himuro, and Meido.
    Info: A basic mineral raising Defense by thirty-two.
    Appearance: a purple rectangular prism.
    
    Power C:
    Area Found: Daichi area 1, and Genshi area 1.
    Info: A basic mineral raising Attack by eight.
    Appearance: A yellow pyramid.
    
    Power B:
    Area Found: Daichi, Genshi area 1, and Nessa.
    Info: A basic mineral raising Attack by sixteen.
    Appearance: A green pyramid.
    
    Power A:
    Area Found: Genshi area 2, Nessa, Ziba, Himuro, and Meido.
    Info: A basic mineral raising Attack by twenty-four.
    Appearance: A reddish-pink pyramid.
    
    Power A+:
    Area Found: Daichi area 2, Genshi area 2, Ziba, Himuro, and Meido.
    Info: A basic mineral raising Attack by thirty-two.
    Appearance: A purple pyramid.
    
    Health C:
    Area Found: Daichi area 1, and Genshi area 1.
    Info: A basic mineral raising HP by eight.
    Appearance: A yellow crescent.
    
    Health B:
    Area Found: Daichi, Genshi area 1, and Nessa.
    Info: A basic mineral raising HP by sixteen.
    Appearance: A green crescent.
    
    Health A:
    Area Found: Genshi area 2, Nessa, Ziba, Himuro, and Meido.
    Info: A basic mineral raising HP by twenty-four.
    Appearance: A reddish-pink crescent.
    
    Health A+:
    Area Found: Genshi area 2, Ziba, Himuro, and Meido.
    Info: A basic mineral raising HP by twenty-four.
    Appearance: a purple crescent.
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    Special Minerals: /
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    Agate: 
    Area Found: Found everywhere other than Meido.
    Info: Raises Attack AND Defense by eight.
    Appearance: A yellow rectangular prism with a triangle pointing 
    out on either end.
    
    Amber:
    Area Found: Again, pretty much anywhere.
    Info: Raises HP AND Defense by sixteen.
    Appearance: A green crescent shape with a pyramid sitting on one point.
    
    Azurite:
    Area Found: ???
    Info: Raises Defense by forty, but lowers HP by sixteen.
    Appearance: A purple rectangular prism inside the curve of a black crescent.
    
    Chroma 1:
    Area Found: Quizguy helped me out, he says that Chroma minerals are all found
    on Nessa areas 2 and 3.
    Info: Raises no stats, but transforms a spectrobe into its normal color.
    This may only be fed to a Spectrobe if there are no other minerals on the
    plate.
    Appearance: As Quizguy said it:  Rainbow like core (changing colors) with 3
    black spikes poking out.
    
    
    Chroma 2:
    Area Found: Quizguy helped me out, he says that Chroma minerals are all found
    on Nessa areas 2 and 3.
    Info: Raises no stats, but transforms a spectrobe into its first custom color.
    This may only be fed to a Spectrobe if there are no other minerals on the
    plate.
    Appearance: A circular ball of swirling colors.
    
    Chroma 3:
    Area Found:  Quizguy helped me out, he says that Chroma minerals are all found
    on Nessa areas 2 and 3.
    Info: Raises no stats, but transforms a spectrobe into its second custom color.
    This may only be fed to a Spectrobe if there are no other minerals on the
    plate.
    Appearance: A silver rectangular prism runs in between a swirling ball of
    color for this mineral.
    
    Citrine:
    Area Found: Himuro. Meido, and Genshi area 2.
    Info: Raises HP by forty, at the cost of lowering Attack by sixteen.
    Appearance: This mineral has a black triangle sitting squarely between the
    points of a purple crescent.
    
    Cobalt:
    Area Found: Ziba, Himuro, Genshi area 2, and Meido.
    Info: Even though the Attack of you Spectrobe increases by forty, HP drops by
    sixteen.
    Appearance: The mineral is a purple pyramid sitting squarely on the outside
    curve of a black triangle.
    
    Coral:
    Area Found: Nessa, Ziba, Genshi area 2, Himuro, and Meido.
    Info: This mineral raises both HP and Defense by sixteen.
    Appearance: A green claw shaped-mineral.
    
    Flourite:
    Area Found: Daichi, Genshi area 1, and Nessa.
    Info: This one raises HP and Defense by eight.
    Appearance: a yellow claw-shaped mineral.
    
    Garnet:
    Area Found: Himuro, Ziba, and Nessa area 3.
    Info: Sacrificing Attack by eight ups Defense by thirty.
    Appearance: The black triangles pointed in toward the reddish-pink rectangle
    makes this one a fine specimen.
    
    Graphite:
    Area Found: Nessa area 2, and Nessa area 3.
    Info: It raises Attack by thirty in exchange for dropping Defense by eight.
    Appearance: A black rectangle with two red triangles pointing out on either
    end.
    
    Jade:
    Area Found: Daichi area 1, Genshi area 1, and Nessa.
    Info: The only mineral that raises both HP and Attack by eight.
    Appearance: A yellow version of Amber.
    
    Lazuli:
    Area Found: Nessa, Ziba, Himuro, and Meido.
    Info: An Attack and Defense raising mineral that does it by sixteen.
    Appearance: A green Agate.
    
    Onyx:
    Area Found: Nessa, Ziba, and Meido.
    Info: At the price of lowering Defense by sixteen, this mineral ups
    Attack by forty!
    Appearance: Two outward-pointing purple triangles sit on either side
    of a black rectangle.
    
    Opal:
    Area Found: Nessa and onward.
    Info: This gem ups HP by thirty, but the catch is that it lowers Attack by
    eight.
    Appearance: Similar to Citrine, with a reddish-pink crescent instead of a
    purple one.
    
    Quartz:
    Area Found: Genshi area 2
    Info: It raises HP by forty and lowers Defense by sixteen.
    Appearance: A purple and black hook.
    
    Spinal:
    Area Found: Kollin, in front of the Museum on the grass.
    Info: This interesting looking mineral increases HP by thirty at the
    cost of decreasing Defense by eight.
    Appearance: Remember Captain Hook? Well, this mineral looks like his
    hook-hand, but the curve colored reddish-pink and the rest black.
    
    Sylvite:
    Area Found: ???
    Info: This pretty stone increases defense by thirty in exchange for minus
    eight HP.
    Appearance: Similar to Azurite, with a reddish-pink color replacing the
    purple.
    
    Zircon:
    Area Found: ???
    Info: This mineral raises Attack by thirty, and lowers the HP of the
    Spectrobe by eight.
    Appearance: Similar to Cobalt, but with a reddish-pink tinge replacing the
    purple.
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    Super-Special Minerals/
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    Platinum:
    Area Found: Daichi, Genshi area 1, and Nessa.
    Info: It brings up ALL stats by five
    Appearance: Like a silver and gold frisbee.
    
    Pearl:
    Area Found: Basically everywhere from Nessa on.
    Info: This pretty gem increases ALL the stats by twelve.
    Appearance: Like three pearl-colored circles joined together.
    
    Saphire:
    Area Found: Nessa area 2, Genshi area 2, and Himuro.
    Info: A powerful jewel increasing ALL stats by twenty-four.
    Appearance: A blue sphere with three smaller blue ovals on the outside.
    
    Emerald:
    Area Found: Nessa area 2, and Himuro.
    Info: Another jewel, this one raises ALL stats by thirty-six.
    Appearance: To put it simply, a green square.
    
    Ruby:
    Area Found: Genshi area 2.
    Info: This precious stone raises all stats by fifty!
    Appearance: A shining red teardrop shape.
    
    Titanium:
    Area Found: Nessa area 2.
    Info: This mineral raises Defense by one level, and it lowers Attack
    and HP by sixteen.
    Appearance: Kind of a wierd grey shape that i can't seem to describe.
    
    Chrome:
    Area Found: Nessa areas 2 and 3.
    Info: This mineral raises HP by one level, and it lowers Attack
    and HP by sixteen.
    Appearance: Quizguy helped me out on this one too: Chrome is a very dark blue
    mineral. Its is rectangular in shape, and two of the corners are cut off
    
    Uranium:
    Area Found: Nessa area 2.
    Info: This mineral raises Attack by one level, and it lowers Defense
    and HP by sixteen.
    Appearance: An unusual green spiky mineral.
    
    (Credit to Quizguy for these last two minerals, all descriptions are in his
    words.)
    
    Evolution Stone:
    Area Found: Nessa Area 2 (Have to win 30 battles in a row in the Black hole), 
    Nessa Area 3 (After returning the Keystones to the ruins!?)
    Info: Automatically evolves your Spectrobe no matter its stats.
    Appearance: A six-pointed star with a red core and purple points.
    
    Gold:
    Area Found: Daichi area 2, Ziba area 2, and Nessa area 3.
    Info:  Reduces all stats by 15!? However, can be sold for 100000 on Nessa.
    Appearance: Ummm, a twisted gold rectangle.
    
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    Excavation Tools: /
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    Recovery Tool: Repairs minor damage to the mineral or fossil. Only four uses!
    
    Sonic Tool: A method of excavation using the Mic. to pick up sound and
    use it to ground away the dirt. even though it cannot damage the item, it
    excavates very slowly. Speak into the Mic. with this tool selected and let
    it do its work.
    
    Solvent Liquid: A solvent used to dissolve dirt clinging to areas on the
    excavated item. I simply apply one coat, wait for it to dry, and add another.
    It makes for many "excellents." Be wary though, without an excavation level of
    at least 2 you'll end up damaging items. Use it like a drill.
    
    Giga Tool: An interesting tool; it excavates with a laser in one shot. It
    provides no experience, and will always fail on fossils. You are also likely
    to fail on minerals, but the more you hand-excavate it at the beginning, the
    better your chances. Will always excavate a mineral without fail if you have
    hand-excavated it before. Just select the Giga Tool, and tap on the screen to
    make it work its magic. It almost always fails if you use it on a mineral
    you've never excavated before
    NOTE: I have recieved multiple E-mails regarding this item. Most say that this
    item can excavate fossils after achieving at least 85% completed, but I am not
    sure of the accuracy of this statement.
    
    Explosive Tool: Like the Giga Tool, it excavates in one shot, and provides no
    experience. Contrary to the Giga Tool, however, it always has a very low
    success rate, and can be used on fossils. Unlimited ammo. Used the
    same way as the Giga Tool.
    
    Advice: 
    1. Don't use the L Drill much. You will damage what you are excavating.
    2. The Solvent Liquid can be your best friend if you use it correctly.
    3. Use the Giga Tool only if you are in a rush. You get no experience.
    4. The Explosive tool is the tool that I never use. I think you understand
    why.
    5. The Sonic Tool really isn't worth it unless you are busy, and in that case
    whatever noise you make will contribute to the excavation process.
    
    
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    Other Info: /
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    As you may have noticed, a mineral is colored in order to its value. Yellow
    minerals raise stats by eight, green ones raise stats by sixteen, red ones
    raise stats by either twenty-four or thirty, and purple ones raise stats by
    thirty-two or forty. If a mineral is black it lowers the stat by either eight
    or sixteen.
    
    The shape of a mineral, excluding the Super Special Minerals, have a shape
    corresponding to the stat it affects. Crescents affect HP, pyramids affect
    Attack, and rectangular prisms affect Defense. If there are different shapes
    composing a mineral, the color will show how drastically and in which way the
    stat(s) were affected.
    
    Neither Drills or the Blower are listed in the Excavation Tools section
    because you start out with them in the beginning, it would be surprising if
    you didn't know what they did!
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    E-mail me at paleomaster@comcast.net and I will
    include it in my next update along with credit. Note: You MUST give the source
    of the information if it is to be posted in this guide. You may ask that your
    username not be revealed, and if so, "Blind Credit" will be posted.
    Don't blame me if you get flamed for your info!
    
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    Credit: /
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    Myself, and everyone in the world that made and plays Spectrobes. XP
    
    Also, Credit goes to Isaac289 and j3susf1sh for information on Pearl, Ruby,
    Emerald, Saphire, Zircon, Titanium, Chrome, and Uranium.
    
    A GIANT thanks to Quizguy for help on various issues, most of which involving
    Chrome and Emerald. He also notified me of the Evolution Stone, and the mineral
    Gold.
    
    Thanks to mateo360 regarding an error on the
    Thank you Elmon for making me realize how terrible the layout of my guide was,
    and suggesting an advice section for excavation tools.
    
    Blind Credit is given for confirming the presence of Pearl in Nessa
    
    Thanks to Jean-Luc Jean for confirming a mistake made on the Recovery Tool.
    
    Snowraptor for confirming the presence of Power A+ in the tabletop mountain.
    
    I am giving credit to an unknown source for reminding me of the Chroma 1
    mineral. Unfortunately I do not have information on the name of this person,
    so "Unknown Credit" is given.
    
    Thank you to Anonymous and funny9 for numerous info regarding Quartz,
    Graphite, and the Geos.
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