Easy Ways to Farm for Refined Quartz in Stardew Valley

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Are you intrigued with the uses of Refined Quartz in Stardew Valley? This item may be cheap, but it’s pretty handy in crafting various items in-game. In this guide, you’ll learn about the benefits of getting this mineral!

A player holding a refined quartz in stardew valley.
It’s one of the easiest minerals to get in Stardew Valley.

Seasoned players may think that Refined Quartz is something inconsequential. However, for starters, it can be a stepping stone to getting the best beginner items in Stardew Valley. Obtaining them isn’t as hard as getting gems and geode minerals. Here we’ll discuss the best locations to find it and its uses!

What is Refined Quartz in Stardew Valley?

These are minerals made from smelted Quartz and coal for fuel. You’ll need a furnace to obtain it and wait for 1.5 in-game hours to complete the smelting process. While selling it gives you 50g, sadly, it doesn’t benefit any profession in Stardew Valley.

How Do You Get Refined Quartz in Stardew?

There are plenty of ways to obtain this resource in Stardew Valley. Below is the method you can use to acquire them:

  • Breaking large crystals in the Mines (rare drop).
  • Smelting a single Quartz with one coal as fuel.
  • Melting a Fire Quartz with a piece of coal gives you three Refined Quartz.
  • Placing a Broken CD or Broken Glasses in a Recycling Machine.
  • Scavenging Trash Cans after receiving the Furnace Blueprint.
  • Slaying Ghosts at the 51st to 79th floors of the Mines.
  • Slaying Carbon Ghosts in Skull Cavern has a 10% chance of dropping this loot.
  • Collecting products from a Ghostfish Fish Pond with a population of nine.

What is Refined Quartz Used for in Stardew?

It’s used in various tasks in-game. You may utilize it in crafting, building, tailoring, completing quests, and many more. Read further to learn more about its relevance in Stardew Valley.

Crafting

A player crafting different items with a refiend quartz in Stardew Valley.
Here are the things you can craft with a Refined Quartz.

Every player loves discovering new crafting recipes. Once we get our hands on a foreign item, we immediately skim over the crafting table to see what we can do with it. Luckily, this resource plays a role in plenty of recipes!

ItemRecipeRecipe Source
Crystal Floor (5)R.Q (1)Krobus (500g)
Crystal Path (5)R.Q (1)Carpenter’s Shop (200g)
Farm ComputerR.Q(10)
Dwarf Gadget (1)
Battery Pack (1)
Demetrius (Special Order)
Garden PotR.Q (1)
Clay (1)
Stone (10)
Obtained from Evelyn after completing a cutscene from the Greenhouse.
Lightning RodR.Q (1)
Bat Wing (5)
Iron Bar (1)
Foraging Level 6
Quality SprinklerR.Q (1)
Gold Bar (1)
Iron Bar (1)
Farming Level 6
Solar PanelR.Q (10)
Iron Bar (5)
Gold Bar (5)
Caroline (Special Order)

Buildings

A player with a Slime Hutch in Stardew Valley.
This hutch is like a mini-battlefield for you.

If you’re interested in making a Slime Farm, you can make a hutch for them. It holds up to 20 slimes and it’s quite easy to build it as long as you have Robin’s aid. You’ll need 10,000g,  Stones (500), R.Q (10), and Iridium Bar (1).

Gifting

No one exactly takes a liking to this item. Although Clint may feel neutral when receiving it. But the rest of the villagers would either dislike or hate it.

Tailoring

Like most items, you can also place it in the spool of the sewing machine alongside a piece of cloth to make a Necklace Shirt. While you may also use it in dye pots since it serves as a purple dye. 

Quests

This resource also takes part in a few in-game quests. It gets randomly requested at the Help Wanted Board after receiving the Furnace Blueprint, and completing the task gives you 150g and 150 Friendship Points. 

Moreover, it also gets requested in several Fish Pond Quests.

FishNo. of R.QPopulation
Ghostfish19
Ghostfish27
Stonefish57
Ice Pip107
Super Cucumber33
Octopus33
Rainbow Trout33
Spook Fish33

Bundle

You may also use it to complete the Engineer’s Bundle in the Boiler Room. It only requires you a Battery Pack, Iridium Ore, and R.Q (5). Collecting and offering all of these things gives you a furnace as a reward.

Meet the author

Video Games aren't exactly my thing, but upon discovering Stardew Valley, I learned to enjoy it. It's a really simple yet exciting game that everyone should try to kill time.

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