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                           |  Copyright 2009 -- DetroitDJ  |
                           |        Version - 2.0.0        |
                           |      Updated: 06/22/2009      |
                           |          Mining Guide         |
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                           |  Note: the latest version of  |
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                           |   see something, check that   |
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           ````|`1> Introduction .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . [INT]`|````
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              `|`2> Mechanics .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . [MMC]`|`
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              `|`3> The Mines .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . [MIN]`|`
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              `|`4> Ores, Minerals, Wonderfuls and Gems  .  .  . [GOW]`|`
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              `|`5> Other Mine Items   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . [OMI]`|`
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              `|`6> FAQ .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . [FAQ]`|`
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              `|`7> Checklists   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . [CHK]`|`
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              `|`8> The Three C's   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . [CCC]`|`
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              `|`   A> Copyright .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . [COP]`|`
              `|`   B> Credits   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . [CRD]`|`
           ````|`   C> Contact Information   .  .  .  .  .  .  . [CON]`|````
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      `|                     The Ultimate Quick-Find Search                    |`
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      `|   Considering how many different topics and lists there are in this   |`
      `|   guide, below are Quick-Find codes to jump to a particular section.  |`
      `| To jump to a topic, hit Ctrl+F and put the code for the section you're|`
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      `|                               Mechanics                               |`
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      `| The Basics  {BAS} | Stairs, Holes and Geysers {SHG} | Moles     {MOL} |`
      `| Afflictions {AFL} | Descending the Mine       {DTM} | Why Mine? {WHM} |`
      `| Appraisal   {APR} | Ores and Wonderfuls       {OAW} |                 |`
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      `|                               The Mines                               |`
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      `|         | Ganache Mine      {GAN} | Mt. Gelato Mine   {MGM} |         |`
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      `|                                 Items                                 |`
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      `|                    Mining Quick-Reference    {MQR}                    |`
      `| Ores            {ORE} | Wonderfuls   {WON} | Power Berry        {POW} |`
      `| Gems            {GEM} | Minerals     {MIN} | Pontata Root       {PTA} |`
      `| Mushrooms       {MSH} | Toadstools   {TDS} | Shining Baumkuchen {SHB} |`
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         \ \  |                       Introduction                       |  / /
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           \ \|   "Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the   |/ /
            \ |     details and excellence will come." -Perry Paxton     | /
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    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    | Why This Guide Exists
    |
    | Why a guide specifically on mining? Can't most of this information be found
    | in your huge Harvest Moon guide? Yes, most of the information here will
    | eventually appear in my larger Harvest Moon FAQ, but a large portion of
    | people loading an FAQ actually care about the mining - and why force them to
    | download what will eventually be a 1-megabyte file just for a small portion
    | of that content? That's my reasoning behind all these spin-off specialized
    | guides.
    |
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    | What You'll Find
    |
    | In this guide, you'll find pretty much everything you'd ever need to know
    | about mining: where to mine, how to mine, what you can find, what you can do
    | with what you find, and how much profit you can, potentially, make.
    |
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    | Version History
    |
    | 2.0.0 (06/22/2009): Finalization - the entire guide has been re-read and
    | revised, and should now be complete and error-free.
    |
    | 1.3.0 (03/05/2009): Added in the Checklist for Mining items, and fixed the 
    | number of sparkles for Crystal.
    |
    | 1.2.0 (02/10/2009): A major overhaul to the FAQ section.
    |
    | 1.1.0 (01/26/2009): A fix on the Contact Information, and an update on the
    | Mt. Gelato Mine.
    |
    | 1.0.9 (01/13/2009): Just a change to the 'Contact Info' section, since my old
    | note was scaring too many people off contacting me.
    |
    | 1.0.8 (11/11/2008): Added a note on mushroom profitability.
    |
    | 1.0.7 (10/31/2008): Fixed the floor guide for Mt. Gelato Mine and added a
    | note about the Shining Baumkuchen.
    |
    | 1.0.6 (10/23/2008): Changed 'appraise' to 'refine', finally, fixed where Rare
    | Ores and Metals can be found, made a change to the Red Affliction note, and
    | fixed something about purple wonderfuls.
    |
    | 1.0.5 (10/17/2008): Minor fix on picking up ores/wonderfuls, and various
    | other stuff that I forgot to list.
    |
    | 1.0.4 (10/14/2008): Fixed the white gas affliction and added a note on
    | affliction patterns.
    |
    | 1.0.3 (10/09/2008): Added the note on Ganache Mine Level 19 being all
    | mushrooms and toadstools, all the time.
    |
    | 1.0.2 (10/07/2008): Minor fix on the afflictions.
    |
    | 1.0.1 (09/25/2008): Minor fix to the navigation system.
    |
    | 1.0.0 (09/24/2008): This guide exists now, which it didn't use to do. All
    | great FAQs start out this way.
    |
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    | Future Plans
    |
    | You tell me! What else do you think belongs or would supplement this guide?
    | My contact info is at the base of the guide.
    |
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           \ \|      "It's the little details that are vital. Little     |/ /
            \ |        things make big things happen." -John Wooden      | /
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    |/________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {BAS} _
    | The Basics
    |
    | Mining is a rather simple process. To start, just grab your hammer (not your
    | hoe, like in some past Harvest Moon games) and enter the mine - mine
    | locations can be found under the "The Mines" section (search for [ MIN ]
    | without the spaces).
    |
    | Descend the first staircase at the entrance to find yourself on the 1st floor
    | of the mine (note that mine floors are numbered top-to-bottom, so the 1st
    | floor is the closest to the surface and the 50th floor is the closest to the
    | bottom). Every floor (with a few exceptions) operates in the same way: a
    | large area with several characteristic items. These include:
    |
    |  - Stairs: Each floor contains two staircases: one going up, and one going
    |    down.
    |
    |  - Cracks: Most floors contain some cracks in the ground, marked by 'X's.
    |    These X's, when stepped on, become either holes or geysers, plummeting you
    |    down or rocketing you up a random number of floors.
    |
    |  - Rocks: Rocks are the foundation of the mine. Smashing them can yield Ores,
    |    items or afflictions.
    |
    |  - Crystals: Crystals are like rocks, except they house more valuable
    |    treasures, called Wonderfuls, and can also hold afflictions.
    |
    |  - Items: There are also some items that can be immediately spotted on the
    |    mine floor. These can be picked up just like any other item.
    |
    | When you break a rock or crystal, you will sometimes find an item contained
    | in the rock - this is the entire purpose of mining. If you do, you can either
    | pick it up or leave it - if you leave it, it will remain on the ground
    | indefinitely. You'll need to put your tool away to pick it up, and you can
    | obviously only put it in your rucksack if you have space. Ores and wonderfuls
    | dug up in the mine do not stack, unfortunately, although Pontata Roots,
    | Mushrooms and Toadstools will.
    |
    | How you behave in a mine will depend on what you intend to do. Sometimes
    | you'll want to get down to a certain level, sometimes you'll just want to get
    | down as far as you can, and sometimes you'll just want to find a particular
    | item.
    |
    | Regardless of what you're there to do, though, the controls remain the same.
    | Break rocks to try to find Ores; break crystals to try to find Wonderfuls;
    | to descend, get to the staircase or step on an 'X'; and to ascend and leave
    | the mine, get to the up staircase and choose 'top floor'.
    |
    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {SHG} _
    | Stairs, Holes and Geysers
    |
    | There are two ways to descend the mine: stairs and holes. Stairs are the
    | reliable way: when you approach the downward staircase, you'll be
    | automatically transported down one level in the mine - never more than one.
    |
    | Oftentimes the stairs are visible immediately upon entering a level of the
    | mine. However, sometimes - especially at lower floors - the staircase is
    | hidden under a rock. To find it, look for a rock that has nothing bordering
    | it, on the sides or diagonally. Only rocks with nothing bordering them can
    | cover up staircases. Bust these rocks until you find the staircase.
    |
    | Cracks are a riskier, but often faster, way of descending. If you step on an
    | 'X', you will fall down a random number of floors in the mine, between 1 and
    | 5. Additionally, cracks are often much more accessible than the stairs, given
    | that a particular floor will contain several cracks but only one staircase.
    | So, cracks are often a more efficient method for descending the mine - and,
    | though you might suspect otherwise, holes carry no stamina penalty.
    |
    | Cracks have a risk associated with them, however: sometimes when you step on
    | a crack, it will become a geyser instead of a hole. Geysers propel you
    | upwards a random number of floors.
    |
    | Geysers become more frequent at lower floors, making it more difficult to get
    | to the deepest sections of the mine. It's best to stick to stairs once you
    | get down to the last 10 floors of the Ganache Mine and the last 20 floors of
    | Mt. Gelato Mine.
    |
    | Ascending to the top of the mine can also be done by simply touching the
    | upwards staircase: you'll receive the option to automatically ascend all the
    | way to the surface.
    |
    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {AFL} _
    | Afflictions
    |
    | "I think I have the black lung, pop." Zoolander quotes aside, Ores and
    | Wonderfuls aren't the only things that pop up when you break a rock or
    | crystal. There are multiple afflictions that come in the form of different
    | colored gases. These afflictions will affect your efforts to descend the
    | mine:
    |
    |    Red : Stamina loss (your character loses stamina points - 20 for 'lost a
    |          little stamina', 50 for 'lost a lot of stamina')
    |   Blue : Temporary paralysis (inability to move for around 10 seconds, though
    |        : no game time will pass).
    |  Green : Stamina restoration (your character regains around 300 stamina
    |        : points).
    | Purple : Temporary confusion (joystick directions no longer map to the
    |        : character's direction, and randomly change).
    |  Black : Blindness (the visibility around your character drastically
    |        : shrinks).
    |  White : Slowness (your character's movement speed is severely restricted) or
    |        : Quickness (your character's movement speed is drastically raised).
    | Yellow : Stamina restoration (your character regains around 100 stamina
    |        : points).
    |
    | You can get rid of any non-stamina related afflictions by changing floors,
    | either by stepping on an 'X' or ascending/descending a staircase.
    |
    | Afflictions will spread outward from the initial location in various
    | patterns and at different speeds. Oftentimes you'll be able to avoid the
    | affliction before it hits you - just run away as soon as you hear the sound
    | of a gas spewing. Unfortunately you'll likely also miss the stamina
    | restoration gasses, but that's a small price to pay.
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    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {OAW} _
    | Ores and Wonderfuls
    |
    | The two main items that can be found in the mine are Ores and Wonderfuls.
    | Both are only accessible by smashing apart rocks (for Ores) and crystals (for
    | Wonderfuls). When a rock or crystal is smashed, an ore or wonderful may
    | appear on the ground for you to pick up.
    |
    | Ores and Wonderfuls themselves are very different from the way ores and gems
    | have been obtained in past Harvest Moon games. If I could italicize this
    | next sentence, I would: Ores and Wonderfuls, by themselves, are essentially
    | worthless. They have very low shipping values and cannot be used for tool
    | upgrades, jewelry creations or effective gifts.
    |
    | Instead, Ores and Wonderfuls hold within them Metals and Gems. It's as if the
    | true "identity" of the Ore or Wonderful is hidden from you, and can only be
    | established by a gifted refiner - and conveniently, there is a gifted refiner
    | on the island: Mira.
    |
    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {APR} _
    | Refining
    |
    | Every Ore and Wonderful houses an item. Sometimes the item is of a greater
    | value, but sometimes the item is junk. The item an Ore or Wonderful holds
    | corresponds to the color/type of the Ore or Wonderful: for example, Gold Ore
    | contains either Gold (the treasure) or scrap iron (junk). Wonderfuls have
    | three different levels of treasure: for example, a red-colored Wonderful can
    | contain a Ruby (high-value), a Spinel (medium-value), a Rose Stone
    | (low-value) or glass (junk).
    |
    | So how are you to tell what your Ores and Wonderfuls are? That's where Mira
    | comes in. Mira works at the Blacksmith's Shop every day after you meet her
    | at the graveyard on a sunny day, and she is a specialist at refining your
    | Ores and Wonderfuls. She'll even do it free of charge. To get Mira to refine
    | your materials, talk to her over the counter and choose 'Refine' - don't just
    | talk to her with the item in your hands or you'll inadvertently give it to
    | her.
    |
    | Mira will let you know what the item truly is and will give it back to you:
    | after that, the item will be identified in your rucksack as the Metal or Gem
    | instead of an Ore or Wonderful. After that, you can use it for jewelry or
    | tool upgrades. It will also make a better gift, and the shipping value will
    | will be much higher. Metals and Gems will stack as well.
    |
    | This presents a minor problem with mining though: wouldn't you hate to go to
    | the mines and grab 8 Wonderfuls, only to find out that they're all glass? Or
    | to pick up a bunch of Gold Ore, only to find out they're all scrap? Luckily,
    | there is a way to identify the value of the item held within an ore or
    | wonderful while out mining: sparkles. When you uncover an ore or a wonderful,
    | it may sparkle on the ground. If an Ore sparkles, it contains the
    | corresponding (Iron, Copper, Silver, Gold) Metal; if a Wonderful sparkles,
    | it contains a Gem. Which Gem the Wonderful contains is indicated by the
    | number of sparkles it has after you pick it up and put it in your rucksack: a
    | three-sparkle Wonderful contains the most valuable Gem of that color, whereas
    | a one-sparkle Wonderful contains the least valuable Gem (though a Gem
    | nonetheless).
    |
    | However, in order to use the Metal or Gem in tool upgrades or jewelry, and
    | in order to have it sell for a higher price, it still must be manually
    | refined by Mira. The sparkles are only there to help you identify what each
    | Ore or Wonderful is while mining.
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    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {MOL} _
    | Moles
    |
    | Sometimes when you're mining, you'll come across a little mole in the field.
    | Make sure PETA isn't watching, then smash the mole with your hammer. If you
    | succeed, the mole will cough up an item: typically just a Mushroom or a
    | Toadstool, but sometimes something more valuable, like a Bodigizer. How the
    | mole got his hands on one of those is beyond me.
    |
    | Interestingly, moles are only found on floors ending in the number 5. They
    | have been observed dropping seven different items: Mushrooms, Toadstools,
    | Pontata Roots, Stay Awake, Super Stay Awake, Bodigizer and Bodigizer XL.
    |
    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {WHM} _
    | Why Mine?
    |
    | So, there's this great big part of the game called mining where you can
    | dig up random stuff from the ground. So what, why bother?
    |
    | There are several useful reasons to make use of the mine:
    |
    |  - Cheaper tool upgrades. While you can upgrade your tools by simply
    |    purchasing new ones at the General Store, it's a good deal cheaper to
    |    upgrade them at the Blacksmith's Shop - but, he requires you to supply
    |    the mineral for the upgrade.
    |
    |  - Jewelry. In order to make jewelry, you must supply the minerals and gems.
    |    And since there's nowhere else to get them except the mine, you're locked
    |    into that option if you want to make jewelry.
    |
    |  - Profit. Mining in Tree of Tranquility is a notably profitable task. Just
    |    picking up a few Coppers and Silvers can yield a quick 500G, and your
    |    profits will soar even higher if you get far enough down to start digging
    |    up some gemstones, which sell for everything from 170G (Peridot) to 1000G
    |    (Diamond). Additionally, harvesting the Toadstools and Mushrooms from the
    |    mine is hugely profitable. Make Marinated Mushrooms with an herb, mushroom
    |    and a cutting board for an even larger profit.
    |
    |  - Power Berry and Pontata Roots. One of the game's five Power Berries is at
    |    the bottom of the first (Ganache) mine, and the mines are also the best
    |    place you can find Pontata Roots, a key ingredient in the medicine
    |    category of recipes (Bodigizer, Bodigizer XL, Cold Medicine, Stay Awake
    |    and Super Stay Awake). Additionally, an item at the bottom of the Mt.
    |    Gelato Mine (the Shining Baumkuchen) has a high sale price and is loved as
    |    a gift by all villagers, though you can get it only once.
    |
    |  - Completion. One of the items accessible on the bookshelf screens is a "Gem
    |    List", which contains a list of all the possible products obtained from
    |    the mines. If you're a completionist, you'll want to complete this too.
    |
    |  - Villager Events. Several events take place in the mine: you will meet both
    |    Phoebe and Calvin in the mine, and both (as well as Owen) will require you
    |    to re-visit the mine in order to complete their requests. You'll also need
    |    to visit the mine to complete the goddess quest.
    |
    |  - King Fish. The lake at the bottom of Ganache Mine is one of only two
    |    places to find the elusive King Fish, and is the only one accessible
    |    for the majority of the game (the other location requires you to complete
    |    the goddess revival).
    |
    |  - Goddess Recipes. Two items required for the goddess recipes - a Blue
    |    Wonderful and a Lapis Lazuli - are only obtainable within the mines.
    |
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    | Descending the Mine
    |
    | If your goal is to descend pretty deep into the mine, here are a few tips:
    |
    |  - Bring recovery items. Stamina will be a major threat to your descent, and
    |    you'll be kicking yourself if you get down to the last 5 floors and run
    |    out of stamina. The best items for stamina recovery are Bodigizer XL,
    |    any type of Pizza or any type of Buckwheat dish (except for Cocktails
    |    or Chips). The best purchasable stamina recovery items are Bodigizer XL
    |    (520G from the Clinic), Southern Omelette (550G from Pineapple Inn) and
    |    Sweet Yam Cake (660G from the Fall/Winter markets).
    |
    |    Be careful using Mushrooms to restore stamina. They work, but they also
    |    increase your fatigue. If you eat too many, you'll get drowsy and walk
    |    too slowly to really do anything. To prevent this, don't eat more than 14
    |    Mushrooms in a day.
    |
    |  - Start early. You don't want to stay there all night and into the next day
    |    (unless you brought some Super Stay Awake), so get there early.
    |
    |  - Plan to spend the whole day. You never know how long it will take you to
    |    get as far down as you want to go, so don't leave any chores - like
    |    watering the crops or feeding the animals - for when you get back.
    |
    |  - Empty your rucksack of non-consumables. You'll be kicking yourself if you
    |    come across five Diamonds but only have four spots in your rucksack. Keep
    |    only food and your hammer in your rucksack if you plan to bring home a big
    |    haul.
    |
    |  - Use the holes first, then the stairs. For the first few levels, the holes
    |    are a great way to get down fast. But after about 2/3rds of the way down,
    |    you'll find they lead to geysers more often, making them too risky. You'll
    |    almost never encounter a hole that takes you all the way to the bottom
    |    either, so don't plan to just use holes and assume eventually you'll get
    |    lucky enough to go all the way down.
    |
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           \ \|           "All too often, miners underestimate           |/ /
            \ |    the economic strength they have." -Arthur Scargill    | /
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    | /
    |/There are two mines in the game: the Ganache Mine, which is accessible first,
    | and the Mt. Gelato Mine, which isn't accessible until later.
    |
    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {GAN} _
    | Ganache Mine
    |
    | Accessible : From the start
    |       Size : 30 Floors
    |   Location : Ganache Mine District (no, really?), North of Town
    |     Floors :
    |                1-9 : Low-level ores (scrap, iron, copper).
    |                (7) :  No items, only one hole, lots of geysers - use stairs.
    |                 10 : Ruins, no items.
    |              11-19 : Mid-level ores (silver, gold), low-level gems.
    |               (19) :  More mushrooms and toadstools than imaginable.
    |                 20 : Ruins, no items.
    |              21-24 : High-level ores (gold, rare), mid-level gems.
    |              25-29 : Mid-level gems.
    |               (25) :  Many, many crystals for gems.
    |                 30 : Goddess murals, underground lake, Power Berry.
    |
    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {MGM} _
    | Mt. Gelato Mine
    |
    | Accessible : After completing Daren's, Ben's and Collin's Rainbows
    |       Size : 50 Floors
    |   Location : Base of Mt. Gelato
    |     Floors :
    |                1-9 : Mid-level ores (silver, gold), low-level gems.
    |                 10 : Empty cavern, no items.
    |              11-20 : High-level ores, mid-level gems.
    |              21-29 : Mid-level gems.
    |               (28) :  Lots of Toadstools/Mushrooms.
    |                 30 : Empty cavern, no items.
    |              31-49 : High-level gems.
    |               (38) :  Red and White Crystals.
    |               (40) :  Blue and White Crystals.
    |               (42) :  Yellow and White Crystals.
    |               (44) :  Green and White Crystals.
    |               (46) :  Purple and White Crystals.
    |               (48) :  White and Other Crystals.
    |                 50 : Cavern, Shining Baumkuchen.
    |
    |               Note : Shining Baumkuchen can be eaten for a substantial
    |                    : stamina restoration (not permanent boost like a Power
    |                    : Berry, though), can be sold for 2000G, or can be given
    |                    : as a gift to any villager (every villager 'loves' it).
    |                    : Take note, however, that you can only obtain one Shining
    |                    : Baumkuchen per save file.
    |
    |\
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        \ \  \|                                                          |/  / /
         \ \  |            Ores, Minerals, Wonderfuls and Gems           |  / /
          \ \ |                                                          | / /
           \ \|  "I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine.   |/ /
            \ | You can't possess radiance; only admire it." -Liz Taylor | /
             \|    ______________________________________________________|/
     _________|   |
    |  ___________|
    | /
    |/Below is a listing of all the Ores, Wonderfuls, Gemstones and Metals that can
    | be found in the mine. For convenience, they are organized both by product
    | (Gem or Mineral) and by source (Ore or Wonderful).
    |
    | For the Metal and Gem lists, remember that both tool upgrades and jewelry
    | creations are performed at the Blacksmith's Shop by talking to Mira over the
    | counter.
    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {MQR} _
    | Mining Quick-Reference
    |
    | The below chart lists the possible items and sale prices for all Ores and
    | Wonderfuls; the G column lists the sale price of that item. Where a ---
    | appears, that Source item never appears with that many sparkles.
    |
    | Source     G  0-Sparkle    G  1-Sparkle    G  2-Sparkle     G  3-Sparkle    G
    | Iron O.   20  Scrap Iron  10  Iron        50  ---              ---
    | Copper O. 30  Scrap Iron  10  Copper      80  ---              ---
    | Silver O. 40  Scrap Iron  10  Silver     110  ---              ---
    | Gold O.   50  Scrap Iron  10  Gold       150  ---              ---
    | Rare O.  250  ---             Rare Metal 630  ---              ---
    | Blue W.   30  Glass       30  Lapis L.   200  Sapphire    480  Aquamarine 490
    | Green W.  30  Glass       30  Peridot    170  Jade        220  Emerald    580
    | Purple W. 30  Glass       30  Garnet     300  Amethyst    480  ---
    | Red W.    30  Glass       30  Rose Stone 180  Spinel      200  Ruby       550
    | White W.  30  Glass       30  Moonl. S.  250  Crystal     700  Diamond   1000
    | Yellow W. 30  Glass       30  Amber      190  Topaz       470  ---
    | 
    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {ORE} _
    | Ores
    | _ _ _ _ _
    | Iron Ore
    |
    |        Found : Both mines, early floors.
    |   Sale Price : 20G
    |    Can Yield : Scrap Iron (0 sparkles), Iron (1)
    | Yield Values : 10G (Scrap) / 50G (Iron)
    |     Found In : Rocks
    | _ _ _ _ _ _
    | Copper Ore
    |
    |        Found : Both mines, early floors.
    |   Sale Price : 30G
    |    Can Yield : Scrap Iron (0 sparkles), Copper (1)
    | Yield Values : 10G (Scrap) / 80G (Copper)
    |     Found In : Rocks
    | _ _ _ _ _ _
    | Silver Ore
    |
    |        Found : Both mines, middle floors.
    |   Sale Price : 40G
    |    Can Yield : Scrap Iron (0 sparkles), Silver (1)
    | Yield Values : 10G (Scrap) / 110G (Silver)
    |     Found In : Rocks
    | _ _ _ _ _
    | Gold Ore
    |
    |        Found : Both mines, mid-to-late floors.
    |   Sale Price : 50G
    |    Can Yield : Scrap Iron (0 sparkles), Gold (1)
    | Yield Values : 10G (Scrap) / 150G (Gold)
    |     Found In : Rocks
    | _ _ _ _ _
    | Rare Ore
    |
    |        Found : Both mines, late floors.
    |   Sale Price : 250G
    |    Can Yield : Scrap Iron (0 sparkles), Rare Metal (1)
    | Yield Values : 10G (Scrap) / 630G (Rare Metal)
    |     Found In : Crystals
    |
    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {WON} _
    | Wonderfuls
    | _ _ _
    | Green
    |
    |        Found : Both mines, mid-to-late floors.
    |   Sale Price : 30G
    |    Can Yield : Glass (0 sparkles), Peridot (1), Jade (2), Emerald (3)
    | Yield Values : 30G (Glass) / 170G (Peridot) / 220G (Jade) / 580G (Emerald)
    |     Found In : Crystals
    | _ _
    | Red
    |
    |        Found : Both mines, mid-to-late level floors.
    |   Sale Price : 30G
    |    Can Yield : Glass (0 sparkles), Rose Stone (1), Spinel (2), Ruby (3)
    | Yield Values : 30G (Glass) / 180G (Rose Stone) / 200G (Spinel) /
    |              : 550G (Ruby)
    |     Found In : Crystals
    | _ _ _ _
    | Yellow
    |
    |        Found : Both mines, mid-to-late level floors.
    |   Sale Price : 30G
    |    Can Yield : Glass (0 sparkles), Amber (1), Topaz (2)
    | Yield Values : 30G (Glass) / 190G (Amber) / 470G (Topaz)
    |     Found In : Crystals
    | _ _ _
    | Blue
    |
    |        Found : Both mines, mid-to-late level floors.
    |   Sale Price : 30G
    |    Can Yield : Glass (0 sparkles), Lapis Lazuli (1), Sapphire (2),
    |              : Aquamarine (3)
    | Yield Values : 30G (Glass) / 200G (Lapis Lazuli) / 280G (Sapphire) /
    |              : 490G (Aquamarine)
    |     Found In : Crystals
    | _ _ _ _
    | Purple
    |
    |        Found : Both mines, late level floors.
    |   Sale Price : 30G
    |    Can Yield : Glass (0 sparkles), Garnet (1), Amethyst (2)
    | Yield Values : 30G (Glass) / 300G (Garnet) / 480G (Amethyst)
    |     Found In : Crystals
    | _ _ _
    | White
    |
    |        Found : Both mines, late level floors.
    |   Sale Price : 30G
    |    Can Yield : Glass (0 sparkles), Moonlight Stone (1), Crystal (2),
    |              : Diamond (3)
    | Yield Values : 30G (Glass) / 250G (Moonlight Stone) / 700G (Crystal) /
    |              : 1000G (Diamond)
    |     Found In : Crystals
    |
    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {MIN} _
    | Minerals
    | _ _ _
    | Scrap
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, early floors
    | Yielded By : Any Ore
    |   Sparkles : 0
    | Sale Price : 10G
    |       Uses : Sale
    | _ _ _
    | Iron
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, early floors
    | Yielded By : Iron Ore
    |   Sparkles : 1
    | Sale Price : 50G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Starter->Iron Tool Upgrade
    | _ _ _ _
    | Copper
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, early floors
    | Yielded By : Copper Ore
    |   Sparkles : 1
    | Sale Price : 80G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Iron->Copper Tool Upgrade, all Brooches
    | _ _ _ _
    | Silver
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, early-to-middle floors
    | Yielded By : Silver Ore
    |   Sparkles : 1
    | Sale Price : 110G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Copper->Silver Tool Upgrade, all Rings
    | _ _ _
    | Gold
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, middle-to-late floors
    | Yielded By : Gold Ore
    |   Sparkles : 1
    | Sale Price : 150G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Silver->Gold Tool Upgrade, all Pendants
    | _ _ _ _ _ _
    | Rare Metal
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, late floors
    | Yielded By : Rare Ore
    |   Sparkles : 1
    | Sale Price : 630G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Harvest Goddess Brooch/Ring/Pendant, Journey
    |            : Rucksack
    |
    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {GEM} _
    | Gems
    | _ _ _
    | Glass
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, mid-to-late floors
    | Yielded By : Any Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 0
    | Sale Price : 30G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Toy Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _ _
    | Peridot
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, mid-to-late floors
    | Yielded By : Green Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 1
    | Sale Price : 170G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Peridot Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _ _ _ _
    | Rose Stone
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, mid-to-late floors
    | Yielded By : Red Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 1
    | Sale Price : 180G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Rose Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _
    | Amber
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, mid-to-late floors
    | Yielded By : Yellow Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 1
    | Sale Price : 190G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Amber Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    | Lapis Lazuli
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, mid-to-late floors
    | Yielded By : Blue Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 1
    | Sale Price : 200G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Lapis Lazuli Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _ _
    | Spinel
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, mid-to-late floors
    | Yielded By : Red Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 2
    | Sale Price : 200G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Spinel Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _
    | Jade
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, mid-to-late floors
    | Yielded By : Green Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 2
    | Sale Price : 220G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Jade Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    | Moonlight Stone
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, late floors
    | Yielded By : White Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 1
    | Sale Price : 250G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Moonlight Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _ _ _
    | Sapphire
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, late floors
    | Yielded By : Blue Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 2
    | Sale Price : 280G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Sapphire Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _ _
    | Garnet
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, late floors
    | Yielded By : Purple Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 1
    | Sale Price : 300G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Garnet Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _
    | Topaz
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, late floors
    | Yielded By : Yellow Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 3
    | Sale Price : 470G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Topaz Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _ _ _
    | Amethyst
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, late floors
    | Yielded By : Purple Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 3
    | Sale Price : 480G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Amethyst Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _ _ _ _
    | Aquamarine
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, late floors
    | Yielded By : Blue Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 3
    | Sale Price : 490G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Aquamarine Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _
    | Ruby
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, late floors
    | Yielded By : Red Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 3
    | Sale Price : 550G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Ruby Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _ _
    | Emerald
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, late floors
    | Yielded By : Green Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 3
    | Sale Price : 580G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Emerald Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _ _
    | Crystal
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, late floors
    | Yielded By : White Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 2
    | Sale Price : 700G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Crystal Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    | _ _ _ _
    | Diamond
    |
    |   Found In : Both mines, late floors
    | Yielded By : White Wonderful
    |   Sparkles : 3
    | Sale Price : 1000G
    |       Uses : Sale, Gift, Diamond Brooch/Ring/Pendant
    |
    |\
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        \ \  \|                                                          |/  / /
         \ \  |                     Other Mine Items                     |  / /
          \ \ |                                                          | / /
           \ \|  "There comes a time in every boy's life when he has a   |/ /
            \ | raging desire to go dig up hidden treasure." -Mark Twain | /
             \|    ______________________________________________________|/
     _________|   |
    |  ___________|
    | /
    |/Beyond minerals and gems, there are several other items that can be found in
    | the depths of the mines as well. Some of these can be simply picked up, while
    | others are hidden within rocks as well.
    | _ _ _ _ _
    | Mushroom
    |
    |            Found : Lying on the ground on many floors
    |       Sale Price : 30G
    | Stamina Restored : 50 (adds to fatigue; don't eat more than 14)
    |  Used in Recipes : Chirashi Sushi, Cold Medicine, Doria, Marinated Mushroom,
    |                  : Mushroom Gratin, Mushroom Rice, Sauteed Mushroom
    | _ _ _ _ _
    | Toadstool
    |
    |            Found : Lying on the ground on many floors
    |       Sale Price : 40G
    | Stamina Restored : -100
    |  Used in Recipes : Alan's (Red) Rainbow Recipe
    | _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    | Pontata Root
    |
    |            Found : Inside rocks on any floor
    |       Sale Price : 150G
    | Stamina Restored : 20
    |  Used in Recipes : Bodigizer, Bodigizer XL, Cold Medicine, Stay Awake,
    |                    Super Stay Awake
    | _ _ _ _ _ _
    | Power Berry
    |
    |            Found : Lying on the ground, 30th floor of Ganache Mine
    |
    | Eating a Power Berry permanently increases your maximum stamina by 100
    | points.
    | _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    | Shining Baumkuchen
    |
    |            Found : Lying on the ground, 50th floor of Mt. Gelato Mine
    |
    | The Shining Baumkuchen (a European type of cake) restores your stamina and is
    | loved by all villagers, but serves no other purpose. It is one-of-a-kind.
    |
    |\
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        \ \  \|                                                          |/  / /
         \ \  |                            FAQ                           |  / /
          \ \ |                                                          | / /
           \ \|            "Reason can answer questions, but             |/ /
            \ |      imagination has to ask them." -Dr. Ralph Gerard     | /
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    |  ___________|
    | /
    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    | How can I make the most money mining?
    |
    | Bring only a hammer and a Stay Awake or Bodigizer with you. Bring a Stay
    | Awake if you think you'll stay past 6:00AM, or a Bodigizer if you tend to run
    | out of stamina.
    |
    | In Ganache Mine, don't bother breaking stuff except to find the stairs until
    | you're at Floor 25 or lower. In Gelato Mine, the same applies for Floor 38 or
    | lower.
    |
    | Remember, only Ores and Wonderfuls that sparkle on the ground will refine
    | into anything notable. The number of sparkles displayed on the Wonderfuls in
    | your rucksack determines what gem they are - 3 sparkles is the best.
    |
    | Use mushrooms to restore your stamina if you run out of stamina restoring
    | items, but don't eat more than 15 or you'll get drowsy.
    |
    | Gather mushrooms and toadstools on your way down - no gem is worth more than
    | 15 mushrooms or toadstools, and because mushrooms and toadstools stack, they
    | take up the same amount of space.
    |
    | Above all else, make sure to refine your Ores and Wonderfuls before selling
    | them.
    |
    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    | How can I find Iron/Copper/Silver/Gold?
    |
    | These are found in the mines, in the rocks you bust apart with your hammer.
    | Only ores that sparkle when they appear will refine to a real metal. The
    | metals can be hard to find; check around floors 20-25 in Ganache Mine, or
    | below floor 20 in Gelato Mine.
    |
    |\
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         \ \  |                        Checklists                        |  / /
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           \ \| "Work is never over before it is complete. Only the zeal |/ /
            \ |    to work may be over before completion." -Anonymous    | /
             \|    ______________________________________________________|/
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    |  ___________|
    | /
    |/The below are the relevant lists from the bookshelf, copied in order so that
    | you can easily figure out what you're missing from your own game completion.
    |
    |\________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    | Gem List
    |
    | Row 1 : Iron Ore
    |       : Copper Ore
    |       : Silver Ore
    |       : Gold Ore
    |       : Rare Ore
    |       : Blue Wonderful
    |       : Red Wonderful
    |       : Green Wonderful
    |       : White Wonderful
    |       : Yellow Wonderful
    | 
    | Row 2 : Purple Wonderful
    |       : Scrap Iron
    |       : Iron
    |       : Copper
    |       : Silver
    |       : Gold
    |       : Rare Metal
    |       : Pearl
    |       : Rose Stone
    |       : Glass
    | 
    | Row 3 : Lapis Lazuli
    |       : Jade
    |       : Moonlight Stone
    |       : Amber
    |       : Peridot
    |       : Spinel
    |       : Topaz
    |       : Sapphire
    |       : Diamond
    |       : Ruby
    | 
    | Row 4 : Aquamarine
    |       : Crystal
    |       : Emerald
    |       : Garnet
    |       : Amethyst
    |
    |\
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    |    Tranquility. That means, don't ask me about Spore, Gears of War,
    |    Kingodm Hearts, Animal Crossing or Age of Empires. Don't ask me what other
    |    video game systems I have. Don't list yours for me. I'm really not
    |    interested in hearing about it. Sorry.
    |  - If you ask me a question that is clearly stated somewhere in this guide,
    |    I'll tell you how to find it. I won't look up the answer for you. I didn't
    |    write this guide just so people could scroll to the bottom and find my
    |    e-mail address. Don't be afraid to ask, but don't be upset if I respond
    |    with a search code.
    |  - Please type communicably. I'm not obsessed with proper grammar/spelling,
    |    but if I can't understand what you're saying I just won't respond. And
    |    this one is just a pet peeve of mine: I have no idea what any of these
    |    "smileys" mean: ^^ ^^; -_- >> << <<; >>;; <_> >_< n-n n.n - and I have no
    |    desire to know. So don't say anything that's dependent on me understanding
    |    what these devilspawn illegitimate children of lolspeak and anime mean.
    |  - I am not interested in just chatting. That means, do not send me videos
    |    of sneezing pandas. Do not as me what I look like. Do not ask me what
    |    "IMing" is. Do not ask me if I know a good cheat site. Do not send me the
    |    "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" video. Do not send me a "Kiwee Emoticon." Do
    |    not ask me if I like Naruto. And do NOT write DetroitDJ fanfiction.
    |    Seriously, creepy.
    |
    | And yes, every single thing I've listed above has actually happened.
    |
    | Basically, if you contact me and I don't answer, ask yourself one question:
    | Am I asking a question about Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility? If the answer
    | is no, then now you know why I'm not responding. If you have a question,
    | don't hesitate to ask.
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