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- Metals

The Sims 3 Walkthrough and Guide

by Mike Hazleton  

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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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Feb 16th 2014 Guest
I,m in apploisa plains and I cant find ruby.Can you help me?
ID #355820
May 13th 2013 Guest
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
ID #282390
Dec 14th 2012 Guest
how do you make a perfect meal on xbox 360
ID #221567
Aug 2nd 2012 Guest
you get plutonium from going in the catacombs
ID #171246
Dec 27th 2011 Guest
(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 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.
ID #99186
Nov 4th 2011 Guest
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.
ID #85025
Sep 17th 2011 Guest
can u find palladium in bridgeport???
ID #74854
Aug 25th 2011 Guest
Isn't it platinum not plutonium? I've found platinum not plutonium. I don't think the sims want to encourage nuclear war.
ID #70058
Feb 19th 2016 Guest
where did you find platinum?
ID #636546
Jul 26th 2011 Guest
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?
ID #61424
Feb 27th 2011 Guest
Good that worked really well =D
ID #30706
Jan 23rd 2011 Guest
I found Plutonium and Gold in some chick's garbage can that I was rummaging through :D
ID #26579
Jan 5th 2011 Guest
ID #24134
Dec 30th 2010 Guest
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.
ID #23239
Dec 7th 2010 Guest
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?
ID #20471
Nov 28th 2010 Guest
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
ID #19647