Stone is not a precious material, but its functions are unmatched. Ready to get tons of the resources? Read this short and easy guide for more info!
With several craftable items and buildings relying on Stone, it’s no surprise that the resource is on-demand. Although you can find them in the Mines (or any caves) or your Farmhouse, it’s not enough.
In this guide, we’ll spill a confidential and underrated way of amassing vast amounts of the resource in Stardew Valley! We’ll also spill out why this material is important and what you can do with it.
Best Way to Get Stone
The first step is to unlock Ginger Island by fixing Willy’s boat. Afterward, go North towards the Volcano Dungeon. Don’t forget to bring Mega Bombs (or Cherry Bomb) and Watering Can. Place your explosives strategically where most normal rocks are, and you’ll have tons in your inventory.
On a side note, the same method is doable on Skull Cavern or the regular Mines. However, it doesn’t guarantee much, unlike inside the Volcano Dungeon. The Quarry Mine is a side option, but it’s waiting time to amass large quantities.
We highly recommend not to Pickaxe your way to break rocks inside Volcano Dungeon as they’re pretty tough. It may also be another reason why the guarantee of dropping at least one is 100%. Nonetheless, it’s one unheard place for most beginners you can use for advantage.
Crafting and Building with Stone
There are different things you can make with Stone. Recipes will be unlocked depending on your level and progression in Stardew Valley.
|Item||Stone Quantity||Other Ingredients||Recipe Source|
|Basic Retaining Soil||2||Reaching Level 4 in Farming|
|Bone Mill||20||• Bone Fragment (10)|
• Clay (3)
|Reward for completing Gunther’s Special Order|
|Brick Floor (5)||5||Clay (2)||Carpenter’s Shop – 500g|
|Campfire||10||• Fiber (10)|
• Wood (10)
|Cheese Press||45||• Copper Bar (1)|
• Hardwood (10)
• Wood (45)
|Reaching the 6th Farming level|
|Cobblestone Path||1||Starter recipe|
|Crystalarium||99||• Battery Pack (1)|
• Gold Bar (5)
• Iridium Bar (2)
|Reaching Level 9 in Mining|
|Deluxe Retaining Soil||5||• Clay (1)|
• Fiber (3)
|Exchanging Cinder Shards (50) to the Ginger Island Trader|
|Drum Block||10||• Copper Ore (2)|
• Fiber (20)
|Six-heart cutscene from Robin|
|Furnace||25||Copper Ore (20)||Cutscene from Clint (no friendship level required)|
|Garden Pot||10||• Clay (1)|
• Refined Quartz (1)
|Given by Evelyn after completing the Greenhouse (cutscene)|
|Geode Crusher||50||• Diamond (1)|
• Gold Bar (2)
|Reward for completing Clint’s Special Order|
|Gravel Path||1||Starter recipe|
|Marble Brazier||100||• Aquamarine (1)|
• Marble (1)
|Carpenter’s Shop – 5,000g|
|Mayonnaise Machine||15||• Copper Bar (1)|
• Earth Crystal (1)
• Wood (15)
|Reaching Level 2 in Farming|
|Preserves Jar||40||• Coal (8)|
• Wood (50)
|Reaching Level 4 in Farming|
|Quality Retaining Soil (2)||3||Clay (1)||Reaching the 7th Farming level|
|Recycling Machine||25||• Iron Bar (1)|
• Wood (25)
|Reaching the 4th Fishing level|
|Staircase||99||Reaching the 2nd Mining level|
|Stepping Stone Path||1||Carpenter’s Shop stock – 100g|
|Stone Brazier||10||• Coal (1)|
• Fiber (5)
|Carpenter’s Shop stock – 400g|
|Stone Chest||50||Reward for completing Robin’s Special Order|
|Stone Fence||2||Reaching Level 2 in Farming|
|Stone Floor||1||Carpenter’s Shop stock – 100g|
|Stone Sign||25||Starter recipe|
|Stone Walkway Floor||1||Carpenter’s Shop stock – 200g|
|Thorns Ring||50||• Bone Fragment (50)|
• Gold Bar (1)
|Reaching Level 7 in Combat|
|Tree Fertilizer||5||Fiber (5)||Reaching Level 7 in Foraging|
|Warp Totem: Mountains||25||• Iron Bar (1)|
• Hardwood (1)
|Reaching Level 7 in Foraging|
|Wicked Statue||25||Coal (5)||Krobus’ Shop stock – 1,000g|
|Type||Stone Quantity||Other Ingredients||Price|
|Junimo Hut||200||• Fiber (100)|
• Starfruit (9)
|Big Barn||200||Wood (450)||12,000g|
|Deluxe Barn||300||Wood (550)||25,000g|
|Big Coop||150||Wood (400)||10,000g|
|Deluxe Coop||200||Wood (500)||20,000g|
|Mill||50||• Cloth (4)|
• Wood (150)
|Silo||100||• Clay (10)|
• Copper Bar (5)
|Slime Hutch||500||• Iridium Bar (1)|
• Refined Quartz (10)
|Fish Pond||200||Green Algae (5)Seaweed (5)||5,000g|
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Rocks Respawn in Stardew Valley?
Yes, regularly and everywhere. The only exception is those large chunks appearing on your Farm after starting a new game.
Can You Buy Rocks in Stardew Valley?
While possible, we don’t recommend it even if the price is lower on Year 1 when bought from Robin’s Shop. Unless you have tons of money in-game, you know where to go.