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The Sims 3 Guide - Sunset Valley

Collectibles - Metals

There are only five metals to be found in Sunset Valley, but the most valuable, Plutonium, can fetch 1,800 Simoleons at its heaviest weight. When you first collect a metal it is dirty and must be processed to be valuable. It costs a flat rate of 40 Simoleons to do this, and increases the saleable price by a whopping 75 percent each time. It's almost always worth it therefore, except for very common metals, such as Iron, when not heavy enough to make a large profit. The prices of each metal are listed below, again varying by weight as with gems. The prices listed are the metals in their heaviest forms:

Iron: 20 Simoleons
Silver: 35 Simoleons
Gold: 120 Simoleons
Palladium: 500 Simoleons
Plutonium: 1,800 Simoleons

Plutonium can be found in a number of locations, in the woods behind Lofty Cerulean Blue Pool and right on top of the hill to the north of the map, at SimHenge.

Palladium can be harvested from the rocks around Sunnyside Strand, or the far western end of the southern beach in Sunset Valley. You may also find some in the back garden of Outstanding Citizen Warehouse Corp.

Gold is quite common, and you shouldn't have too many problems finding it. Look in the cliffs beneath the out-of-town road heading east, or at SimHenge.

Metals can also turn out to be Mysterious Mr. Gnomes, when they are analysed.

Literally a gold mine for metals and insects!


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I,m in apploisa plains and I cant find ruby.Can you help me?

Added 16th Feb 2014, ID #355820

I can't do most cheats, only the ones that appear in help and motherlode, none of the testingcheatsenabled ones, and when i go on, sometimes there are no collectibles in the world

Added 13th May 2013, ID #282390

how do you make a perfect meal on xbox 360

Added 14th Dec 2012, ID #221567

you get plutonium from going in the catacombs

Added 2nd Aug 2012, ID #171246

(pink diamond) i was mining and i got a pink diamond, then i went to a store and they had one so i bought it. i think on one of my other families i found one in the molesseum (i have no idea how to spell so just try to read this) and i found one when i was looking for rocks and stuff with the collection helper. as for plutonium...no i've never seen it. i find that if you get the 'bring (number) palladium to the science lab to get...' just wait a while, use the miner, then go to map view the next day and look around you should see it, then to get more just don't turn it in and repete (again sorry about spelling). the same concept should work for other stuff too.

Added 27th Dec 2011, ID #99186

people here say there's pink diamond but i never saw it or plutonium
so is it really there or is it just to mess with us gem collecter and metal detector milestones impossiable to get.

Added 4th Nov 2011, ID #85025

can u find palladium in bridgeport???

Added 17th Sep 2011, ID #74854

Isn't it platinum not plutonium? I've found platinum not plutonium. I don't think the sims want to encourage nuclear war.

Added 25th Aug 2011, ID #70058

i go to those places and i have the colector from lifetime hapiness and i serched all over the map but i cant find plutonium , can anyone explain?

Added 26th Jul 2011, ID #61424

Good that worked really well =D

Added 27th Feb 2011, ID #30706

I found Plutonium and Gold in some chick's garbage can that I was rummaging through :D

Added 23rd Jan 2011, ID #26579


Added 5th Jan 2011, ID #24134

you need to get the collector from the lifetime happiness.I know the cheat to get the lifetime happiness points. press ctrl shift c. all at the same time. then on the blue box at the top.type in testingcheatsenabled true. then inbetween the chest and the number of lifetime points(closer to the chest)press ctrl and click. you will get 500 lifetim points for each click.

Hope that helped.

Added 30th Dec 2010, ID #23239

I need a guide for the city you get from Late Night. It won't let me see any metals from the map, so THAT didn't help. 0.0
Please Help?

Added 7th Dec 2010, ID #20471

i have the sims 3 for xbox 360 and the place where i am is moonlight bay and i need the places converted to moonlight bay so i can actually find these gems/metals..etc

Added 28th Nov 2010, ID #19647

those metals are not the only one there are much more!!!

Added 12th Jul 2010, ID #4143

Dude nice
Thanks for the help but u can also go map view and then it will say Palladium in a certain spot so just idea


Added 7th Jul 2010, ID #3439

Cool, and thanks. Can you make a guide for Twinbrook (if you have the ambitions expansion, that is.)

Added 8th Jun 2010, ID #20