The Mines is a combat- and mining-oriented location in Stardew Valley. It is located in the north-east of the map, past Linus' tent.
On the fifth day at the Farm, you receive a letter regarding the Joja Corporation who has been mining a rock that was blocking the way to the entrance. Upon entering, a scene will introduce Marlon who is standing at the ladder to the lower levels and gives you a broken sword.
The player can find abundant resource of stone, ore, geodes and many more items. Crates and barrels that can be found and broken for more items as well. Ladders are essential to reach deeper into the mine. They show up when rocks are broken or a monster is killed. In some cases the level is infested/overrun (see below) so the only way to go further down is defeating/slaying all the monsters on that floor.
Additional transportation includes the minecart once it is repaired to travel from the Community Center and an elevator that allow the player to lower into the mine at 5 floor intervals.
Exploring the Mines
The level number is displayed in the upper-left corner. It will turn into a small, thin skull on a level where you have to defeat all the monsters in order to access the next ladder down.
The first few levels of the mine are full of rocks and usually, no monsters. To go deeper, you must find the ladder or craft a staircase with 99 Stone.
The ladder to the level below generates in one (or all) three ways: Randomly spawning around the level you are currently on, by breaking rocks that are in the level, or by defeating an enemy such as slimes or bats. Sometimes you will have more than one set of ladders present in a level.
Rarely, it seems, a ladder wont generate at all. It's unknown if this is a glitch or if this is just a case of hitting a dead end, though as previously mentioned, you can always craft your own way down with enough stone.
To exit the mine, you can return to the ladder you climbed down from the previous level on, or take the elevator if you are on an elevator level.
In the case of death, your character will pass out and wake up on the ground floor of the mines, with one of the villagers standing beside you after dragging/pulling you out of the mines. Your character will mention that 5-10 levels have been forgotten; that will include the elevator checkpoints. You will also have near to no HP and energy.
|1 - 10||Slimes (green),
Rock Crabs, Bugs (weak)
|11 - 20||Slimes (green), Worms||Steel Smallsword||Copper||At 20, there is a water spot where the player can fish.
Spiral level on 19
|21 - 30||Slimes, Rockmen|
|31 - 40||Slimes, Rockmen||Slingshot|
|41 - 50||Slimes, Larvae, Bugs||Tundra Boots||Iron||At 46, there is a chance the floor is infested.|
|51 - 60||Slimes, Larvae, Bugs||Crystal Dagger||At 60, there is another fishing area.|
|61 - 70||Slimes, Skeleton||Master Slingshot|
|71 - 80||Slimes, Skeleton||Firewalker Boots|
|81 - 90||Slimes, Darklings||Obsidian Sword||Gold|
|91 - 100||Slimes, Darklings||Stardrop||At 100, a lava pool is present to fish in.|
|101 - 110||Slimes, Darklings||Space Boots|
|111 - 120||Slimes, Darklings||Skull Key||This is the last level of the mine.|
As the player finds themselves deeper in the mines, the enemies become increasingly difficult. At a certain point, you will have to buy or find better weapons at the Fighter's Guild or as you explore the levels. Weapons will appear randomly as you break crates, barrels, and treasure chests that are scattered throughout the mines.
Inside the mines, the player can see an obstructed path to the cave where the Dwarf resides. To get in you must use a Steel Pickaxe or a combustible item. Meeting the Dwarf triggers him to talk in an unknown language and you must obtain all of the Dwarven Scrolls to decipher the language. Once you are able to understand him he will sell you rare items.
Some floors of the mine have a chance to be an infested area. Upon entering, popup appears, "This area is infested" or "This area is overrun with monsters.". The area is occupied by Green Slime, Frost Slime, Lava Slime and also Giant Slime. Upon clearing out all the slimes, a popup appears, "A way down has appeared", creating ladder to next floor.