Boulders are large rocks commonly found in Savannas and Rockylands, although they may appear anywhere in the world. Their main purpose is to provide Rocks when mined. Additionally, Boulders may also provide Flint, Gold Nuggets, and Nitre. Boulders do not respawn; however, Rocks, Flint, Gold Nuggets, and Nitre are renewable resources because they can be found after Earthquakes while underground.
Most kinds of Boulders can be mined using the Pickaxe, Opulent Pickaxe, or Pick/Axe. To do this, click the tool on the Boulder or equip it from the inventory by right-clicking. Once the character has begun to swing the tool at the Boulder, either the LMB or Spacebar must be held or continuously clicked to continue mining.
It takes 6 strikes to mine a Boulder with a Pickaxe and Opulent Pickaxe, and 5 with the Pick/Axe. It depletes a normal Pickaxe's durability by 18%, Opulent Pickaxe's by 4.5%, and Pick/Axe's by 4%.
Boulders are large rocks commonly found in Savannas and Rockylands, although they may appear anywhere in the world. Their main purpose is to provide Rocks when mined, which can be used to build a number of objects/structures. A single Boulder will drop 3 Rocks, 1 Flint plus a 60% chance to get 1 extra and 1 Nitre plus a 25% to get 1 extra.
Boulder (Gold Vein)
Boulders also called Gold Vein are large rocks commonly found in Forests and Rockylands, although they may appear anywhere in the world. They will drop 3 Rocks, 1 Flint plus a 60% chance to get 1 extra and 1 Gold Nugget plus a 25% to get 1 extra.
Flintless Boulder are commonly found in the Desert.
They will drop 4 Rocks plus a 60% chance to get 1 extra.
The Charcoal Boulder is introduced in the Shipwrecked DLC. It can be found on the Volcano. Charcoal Boulders are renewable, after they are destroyed, a new one has a chance to spawn at the same location during Dry Season.
They provide 2 Charcoals plus a 50% chance to get one extra plus two 25% chance to get one extra and 1 Flint with a 50% chance when mined.
In the Hamlet DLC, a new boulder type is introduced in the form of an ancient carving of an artichoke. It can be found uncommonly in and around the Deep Rainforest and can be mined to produce Rocks, Flint and Gold Dust.
They provide 1 Rocks, 1 Flint and 2 Moon Rock plus a 60% to get one extra and a 30% chance to get one extra.
During a meteor shower, a special Smooth Meteor Boulder will have a chance of falling which is differentiated from regular Meteor Boulders by its round shape. Only one of this kind of boulder can be found, as it can be mined to produce the Celestial Orb. If a Smooth Meteor Boulder has not dropped by after day 60 the next meteor shower has a 100% chance of dropping it.
It drops the Celestial Orb, 1 Rocks, 1 Flint and 3 Moon Rock plus a 30% chance to get one extra when mined.
Meteor Boulders are considered to be part of A New Reign, even though they were introduced before the official start of the beta branch.
In the A Little Fixer Upper update, the textures for Moon Rocks, Meteor Boulders and all related items were updated.
Icons for Gold Vein Boulders were added to the base game in version 345820.
Boulder mining stages (variation 1).
Boulder mining stages (variation 2).
Boulder mining stages (variation 3).
Three smooth Boulders, two of which are darker gray.