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Collectibles and Collecting: Metals

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Collectibles and Collecting: Metals

Another collectible item are Metal Ingots --  but they do not appear as Ingots, but as Ore Rocks that your Sim needs to collect and then post off to have smelted into Ingots.  The base cost for smelting is $40, but every now and then the foundry will return your ore with a note that says it is actually a Mysterious Mr. Gnome in disguise (which is worth $1000).

The base value for Ingots is roughly 175% of their ore value, which means that any ore that is worth less than $55 actually costs you money to smelt once you add the $40 smelting cost!  In the case of those ore unless you are adding them to your collection, you are better off selling them unsmelted.


Your Sims metals collection can pay off

The following ore/ingots are part of the Base Game:

Gold (Uncommon) Raw Value: $40 to $120 / Ingot Value: $70 to $210
Iron (Common) Raw Value: $7 to $20 / Ingot Value: $12 to $35
Palladium (Rare) Raw Value: $300 to $500 / Ingot Value: $575 to $875
Plutonium (Extraordinarily Unusual) Raw Value: $1000 to $1800 / Ingot Value: $1750 to $3150
Silver (Common) Raw Value: $25 to $35 / Ingot Value: $44 to $60

The following ore/ingots are part of the World Adventures Expansion:

Compendium (Extraordinarily Unusual) Raw Value: $1100 to $5500 / Ingot Value: 25% more than the value of the 8 metals used in total.
Copper (Common) Raw Value: $15 to $31 / Ingot Value: $26 to $54 (Egypt)
Iridium (Uncommon) Raw Value: $75 to $155 / Ingot Value: $131 to $271 (France)
Mercury (Uncommon) Raw Value: $100 to $400 / Ingot Value: $175 to $700 (China)
Mummitomium (Rare)Raw Value: $750 to $1200 / Ingot Value: $1312 to $2100 (Egypt)
Platinum (Uncommon) Raw Value: $250 to $336 / Ingot Value: $437 to $588 (China)
Supernovium (Extraordinarily Unusual) Raw Value: $3500 to $5500 / Ingot Value: $6125 to $9625 (Found Home Town)
Titanium (Rare) Raw Value: $450 to $700 / Ingot Value: $787 to $1225 (France)



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