The Quarry provides an easy way to gather resources but it won’t be unlocked until later on in the game. You’ll be able to mine away to your heart’s content on this big flat plain filled with rocks. The Quarry is found in the north east corner of Stardew Valley. Here’s how to unlock it.
- Buy a JojaMart Membership for 5,000 Gold and then purchase the Bridge option to repair the bridge to the Quarry. This will cost a further 25,000 Gold.
- The second option is less expensive but will take at least a year to complete. You’ll need to collect the six bundles from the Crafts Room in the Community Center. Once you’ve done this the Junimos will fix the bridge so you can get across.
Once you have repaired the Bus Stop you’ll be able to fast travel to the Quarry whenever you like. There’s also a Mine Cart in the north east part of the Quarry.
Many of the ores you find in the Quarry are the same as those you’ll find in the Mines or the Skull Cavern. The difference is that you won’t need to travel down to deep levels of fight off monsters in the process. One bad thing about the Quarry is that the rocks will respawn gradually over time. This means you can’t come back every day to collect ores. Once you’ve cleared it out you may need to wait up to a month before coming back.
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