Metals and Rocks
Here you'll find an overview of the different Metals and Rocks you can collect in the game, their values, sizes and more.
Find every unique Metal type to complete this challenge. Upon completion your Sim will regularly get additional Ingots returned in the mail.
- Collect 5 types in total, 20% per type.
Amateur Rock Finder
Find at least half of the Space Rock types to complete this challenge. Upon completion your Sim will easier find the remaining types.
Awesomest Rock Collector in the Universe
Find all the Space Rock types to complete this challenge. Upon completion your Sim will have more luck collecting the ones of higher value.
- Collect 33 types in total, 3.03% per type.
A sim can use lifetime happiness points to purchase a Collection Helper, which will assist in finding Metals, Space Rocks and other collectibles.
Ore and Ingots
- Ore can be picked up using the "Collect" action when you find raw Ore laying on the ground around the neighborhood.
- An Ore can be smelted into Ingots for §40 by sending it to the Foundry.
- Smelted Ingots are worth 175% of their original value. In order to break even from smelting an Ore it must be worth a minimum of §23.
- Ingots can be stacked on eachother any place you choose on your lot.
Sometimes the Foundry will return an Ore. This means you've stumbled upon one of Sims 3's Special Items: The Mysterious Mr. Gnome.
|Ore||Ingot||Metal||Rarity||Max Raw Ore Value||Max Ingot Value|
- Space Rocks are Meteorites which have fallen from the heavens. They can be picked up using the "Collect" action when you find one in various locations around the neighborhood.
- They come in three sizes: Tiny, Large and Gigantic.
- Gigantic Meteorites can be spotted via the Telescope, it's position will then be marked on the map.
- Initial value is based on weight.
- Analyzing a Meteorite can give a more accurate valuation, which may increase or decrease the value.
- The more Space Rocks you find, the easier it becomes to find them. Finding all of them makes it easier to find more valuable ones.
Sometimes an event may pop up when buying a house, telling you that it has been hit by Meteorites, and challenging you to clean up the lot. If you accept the challenge you will find Tiny and Large Space Rocks on your new lot, along with fire damage to clean up.
Size and Price Table
|Small Space Rock||1-65||§10-§30||Medium Meteor|
|Medium Space Rock||100-1050||§50-§200||Large Meteor|
|Large Space Rock||50,000-10,010,000||§2,000-§4,500||Huge Meteor|
Space Rocks Index and Value
|Rock Type||Sizes||Analyzation Value Change|
|Acapulcoite||Gigantic, Large & Tiny||70%|
|Angrite||Large & Tiny||100%|
|Ataxite||Gigantic, Large & Tiny||150%|
|Aubrite||Large & Tiny||140%|
|Brachinite||Large & Tiny||120%|
|Charbonaceous Chondrite||Gigantic, Large & Tiny||500%|
|Chassignite||Gigantic, Large & Tiny||120%|
|Diogenite||Large & Tiny||90%|
|Enstatite Chondrite||Large & Tiny||600%|
|Eucrite||Large & Tiny||80%|
|Hexahedrite||Gigantic, Large & Tiny||160%|
|Howardite||Large & Tiny||70%|
|Kamasite||Large & Tiny||175%|
|Lodranite||Large & Tiny||80%|
|Lunar||Large & Tiny||130%|
|Mesosiderite||Gigantic, Large & Tiny||1000%|
|Nakhlite||Large & Tiny||110%|
|Octahedrite||Gigantic, Large & Tiny||180%|
|Ordinary Chondrite||Large & Tiny||50%|
|Pallasite||Gigantic, Large & Tiny||400%|
|Rumurutite||Large & Tiny||300%|
|Shergottite||Large & Tiny||100%|
|Unusual Bellacite||Large & Tiny||160%|
|Unusual Custerous Gossticite||Large & Tiny||190%|
|Unusual Dukeadite||Large & Tiny||220%|
|Unusual Holmberic||Large & Tiny||180%|
|Unusual Llamatite||Gigantic, Large & Tiny||200%|
|Unusual Mazzadrayte||Large & Tiny||210%|
|Unusual Pearsonite||Large & Tiny||210%|
|Unusual Rodiekceous||Large & Tiny||200%|
|Unusual Sporecite||Large & Tiny||170%|
|Ureilite||Large & Tiny||90%|
|Winonaite||Large & Tiny||130%|