Mining is the only way to get gems and ores in SoS: FoMT. And there are two mines in this game: the Spring Mine and the Lake Mine.
In this guide you’ll find everything you need to know about both Mines, how to upgrade your tools, the best levels to dig for resources, and how to keep your stamina and fatigue levels healthy.
All of these techniques will help you maximize your yield and make the most out of your time spent in the Spring and Lake Mines.
The Spring Mine
The Spring Mine is unlocked at the beginning of the game and is 255 levels deep. You can access it from the entrance to the right of the Harvest Goddess’ waterfall, right behind the Hot Spring.
In the Spring Mine, you’ll usually find raw ore that you can use for tool upgrades and buying things at the Forge.
Its location is convenient because it’s right near the Hot Spring, so you can just go back outside and recharge if you run out of stamina.
Here are all the resources you can find in the Spring Mine:
|Spring Mine Resources|
|Resource||Sell Price||Levels Found|
|Scrap Ore||1 G||All|
|Mythic Ore||20,000 G||60, 102, 123, 152, 155, 171, 190, 202, 222, 231, 255|
|Tomatosetta Stone||68,000-77,000 G||255|
|Harvest Sprite Statue||160-189|
|Goddess Jewels||60, 102, 123, 152, 155, 171, 190, 202, 222|
The Lake Mine
Initially, the Lake Mine will only be accessible during Winter when the water of Kappa’s Lake starts to freeze. During the other seasons you can’t cross to the entrance because you won’t be able to swim.
However, in Year 3 or later, you can discover a tool called the Travel Stone on the 255th floor of the Spring Mine.
This item will allow you to teleport to anywhere in Mineral Town, so this allows you to travel directly to the entrance of the Lake Mine during any season.
The Lake Mine contains precious gems and minerals that can be sold for a high price. You’ll also be able to find Kappa Jewels and Cursed Tools in this mine.
|Lake Mine Resources|
|Resource||Sell Price||Levels Found|
|Scrap Ore||1 G||1-49, 51-99, 101-149, 151-199|
|Turquoise||50 G||1-49, 51-99, 101-149, 151-199, 201-255|
|Moonstone||55 G||All levels that end in 8, 255|
|Sandrose||60 G||All levels that end in 9, 255|
|Aquamarine||1-49, 51-99, 101-149, 151-199, 201-255|
|Emerald||80 G||All levels that end in 5, 201-255|
|Diamond||100 G||10, 20, 30, 70, 90, 110, 130, 170, 190, 201-255|
|Pink Diamond||10,000 G||30, 70, 90, 110, 130, 170, 190, 210, 220, 230, 240, 250-255|
|Alexandrite||50, 100, 200, 210, 220, 230, 240, 250-255|
|Kappa Jewels||0, 40, 60, 80, 120, 140, 160, 180, 255|
The Fishing Lake
On the 9th floor of the Lake Mine, you’ll discover a fishing lake. This is the only area that you can catch the rare Coelacanth legendary fish.
To catch this fish, you’ll need to have caught at least 5 other legendary fish and have a Level 6 or higher Fishing Rod.
Upgrading your Hammer can make it more efficient to break stones and collect resources in the mines. For each level, the stamina required to use the Hammer decreases and the tool becomes more and more powerful.
To upgrade the Hammer, bring it to Saibara at the Forge and offer him a piece of raw ore and the money required for an upgrade.
You can hold the action button to “charge” your upgraded Hammer and use it with more force.
|Hammer Blacksmith Upgrades|
|Upgrade||Exp. Required||Price||Ore Needed||Range|
|Iron (Basic)||0%||–||–||Break 1 rock at a time|
|Copper||10%||1,000 G||Copper Ore||Break a large stone in 4 hits|
|Silver||28%||2,000 G||Silver Ore||Break a large stone in 2 hits/boulder in 6 hits|
|Gold||55%||3,000 G||Gold Ore||Break a large stone in 1 hit/boulder in 3 hits|
|Mithril||100%||5,000 G||Mithril Ore||Break a boulder in 2 hits/large boulder in 4 hits|
|Cursed||Unlock the Cursed Hammer from the 59th floor of the Lake Mine||Break all boulders in a 9×9 field|
|Blessed||Equip the Cursed Hammer for 5 consecutive days|
|Mythic||50,000 G||Mythic Ore||Break all boulders on the whole map|
Getting the Mine Elevator
The Mine Elevator is the best tool that can take you to any floor of the mines.
The Harvest Goddess installs the Mine Elevator for you as a gift after you offer her a total of 100 loved or liked gifts.
A control panel will appear next to the entrances of both mines, and this will allow you to immediately access levels 1, 50, 100, 150, 200, and 225.
These levels are only unlocked once you reach them by yourself, and the Mine Elevator does not extend up to the 255th floor.
Best Food for Mining (Stamina Recovery)
Spending a whole day in the mines will definitely drain your stamina levels quickly.
To avoid having to cut a mining session short (or spend several in-game hours recovering in the Hot Spring), you can whip up a couple of dishes in your kitchen to bring with you on each trip into the mines.
These are the 10 best and most convenient mining dishes for stamina and fatigue recovery:
|Elli Leaves||Relax Tea Leaves, Stamina Booster XL, Super Caffeine||Knife, Frying Pan, Pot, Oven, Seasoning Set||+100||-50|
|Stamina Booster XL||Stamina Booster, Blue Grass||Mixer||+100||-0|
|Mixed Smoothie||Milk, Fruit Juice||Mixer||+60||-20|
|Relax Tea||Relax Tea Leaves||Pot||+50||-50|
|Mixed Juice||Fruit Juice, Veggie Juice||Mixer||+50||-20|
|Omelet Rice||Egg, Milk, Onigiri, Oil||Frying Pan||+60||-0|
|Matsutake Rice||Matsutake, Onigiri||None|
|Curry Udon||Udon, Curry Powder||Pot|
|Tempura Udon||Udon, Tempura||Rolling Pin, Pot, Knife|
|Tempura Soba||Zaru Soba, Tempura||Pot|
Tip: You can also buy Stamina Boosters and Stamina Booster XL from Elly’s shop at the Clinic. They cost 500 G and 100 G respectively.
Stamina Booster XL will only be unlocked once you manage to ship a total of 50 Blue Grasses via the Shipping Bin.