Stardew Valley Mining Guide: Skill Professions & Info

Mining Skill Information

In Stardew Valley, mining is one of the main activities you will partake in on your day to day routine. Below you will find a complete mining guide. You’ll learn how to train the skill, and see all of the rewards you will get from each level. The guide covers all of the different mining professions that you unlock at mining level 5 and level 10 mining. Don’t worry if the mining in Stardew Valley isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other things to keep you occupied. Check out some of our other skill guides!

Leveling Up

First things first, how do you level up your mining skill? It’s easy. Simply mine to your heart’s content. Everything that you can mine in the game awards you with a certain amount of experience. Grab your pickaxe and start swinging!

You can view a table of rocks and how much experience they give below. The professions that you choose will have a big impact on the amount of experience you gain from certain rocks. Be sure to read the Rewards section to choose the right profession for you.

Experience Table

Here you can find a list of different minerals  and how much EXP they give you. Keep in mind that your profession plays a role in the amount of EXP you can get for certain rocks. Just keep at it and you will max your mining skill in due time.

Minerals Experience
Gray Rocks 3 (4 if you also get coal)
Gem Node 3
Copper Node 5
Geode Node 8
Amethyst Node 8 – Geologist Profession

16 – Miner Profession

Topaz Node 8 – Geologist Profession

16 – Miner Profession

Iron Node 12
Frozen Geode Node 16
Gold Node 18
Aquamarine Node 20 – Geologist Profession

40 – Miner Profession

Jade Node 20 – Geologist Profession

40 – Miner Profession

Magma Geode Node 32
Mystic Stone 50
Iridium Node 50
Emerald Node 50 – Geologist Profession

80 – Miner Profession

Ruby Node 50 – Geologist Profession

80 – Miner Profession

Diamond Node 100 – Geologist Profession

150 – Miner Profession


Every time you level up your mining skill you will receive some rewards. You will also get a choice for a profession at level 5 and 10. Make sure you choose your level 5 profession carefully, because it will affect what you can pick at level 10.


  • Level 1
    • Crafting Recipe
    • Cherry Bomb
  • Level 2
    • Crafting Recipe
    • Staircase
  • Level 3
    • Cooking Recipe
    • Miner’s Treat
  • Level 4
    • Crafting Recipe
    • Transmute (Fe)
  • Level 5
    • Miner Profession (+1 Ore per vein) OR Geologist Profession (50% chance for gems to appear in pairs)
  • Level 6
    • Crafting Recipes
    • Bomb
  • Level 7
    • Crafting Recipes
    • Transmute (Au)
  • Level 8
    • Crafting Recipes
    • Mega Bomb
  • Level 9
    • Crafting Recipes
    • Crystalarium
  • Level 10 (Miner Profession)
    • Blacksmith Profession (Metal bars are now worth 50% more) OR Prospector Profession (Chance to find Coal is doubled)
  • Level 10 (Geologist Profession)
    • Excavator Profession (Chance to find Geodes is doubled) OR Gemologist Profession (Gems are now worth 30% more)