Mining Guide - Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Walkthrough

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope cheats, tips, wiki, and guide for mining to get more money fast.

Welcome back to another episode of Harvest Moon: Light of Hope guide. On this page, we are going to talk about some problems related to mining and ores.

Mining is a very important activity because you can get ores and refine them into gems for sale to get a lot of money, used to repair buildings and upgrade your tools.

Also, there will be a quest where you are required to get one of the ores from the mine. The most important thing is you have to get a Hammer first.

Ok, so here goes...

How to Get a Hammer in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope

I assume you've already unlocked the Mountain area after you placed the Second Stone Tablet in the Lighthouse. When you first enter this area, you will meet Naomi and Sally.

Naomi will give you a map of Beacon's island that not only serves as directions, but you can also see the location of the villagers in real-time.

Besides, they also recommend you repair the mine in advance rather than other buildings.

So, the first thing you should do is repair a bridge (there is a broken stone tablet in front of this bridge) that leads you to the central area of the Mountain.

There, you will find Gus' house (Gus' Smithy) and the mine. Repair both of them.

Repair the bridge

Materials: Softwood Lumber 5x
Cost: 600 G

Repair the Gus's Smithy

Materials: Softwood Lumber 20x
Cost: 500 G

Repair the mine
Materials: Softwood Lumber 10x
Cost: 500 G

After repairing Gus' Smithy, there will be an event where you meet Melanie (Gus's granddaughter) if you visit the mountain area the next day. She's thankful to you because you have been repaired to her grandfather's house.

Next, you will be asked to find Gus Melanie, find him in front of the mine. Then, you will be asked by Gus to find an Iron Ore inside the mine (found a lot at levels 5-6). For that purpose, you will be loaned a Hammer by him.

After completing this quest and bringing back Gus to his home, he will ask you to keep the Hammer that he gave you before.

Now you have a Hammer for mining and smashing some rocks. Gus also can upgrade your tools and refine ores into gems for you.

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope: Basic Mining

You are required to crush/destroy the rock (ore) appearing in every room of the mine to get different types of ores. Next, you need to find a ladder to go down to the next level.

The deeper you dig, then the more ore you can get will be more expensive. Each time you successfully pass 5 floors of the mine, there will be a checkpoint thereafter, and later to arrive at level 100.

This is very useful if you want to get into the mine again, so you don't have to mine from the beginning, but you can start from the checkpoint room.

But keep in mind that if you leave and enter the mine in a short time without going down to another floor, you will lose about 2 hours.

From level 1 to 30, the color of the ore is still black and you can use Gus's Hammer to destroy them.

From level 31 to 60, the color of the ore becomes orange. You need an Expert Hammer to destroy them.

From level 61 to 100, the ores will be blue. You need Master's Hammer to destroy them.

Note: Level = Floor.

How to Reach Level 100 Mines in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope

HM LoH 100th floor

To do that, I used the same tricks in Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories.

But there is a difference, in SoM you could use the Save/Load trick, while in the Harvest Moon: Light of Hope you can't do that. We're greatly facilitated by the presence of checkpoints, as I've explained above.

In essence, I call these tricks '3 x 3 or 4 x 4 plots'. So, if there are any ores in the 3 x 3 (9) or 4 x 4 (16) radius squares, then the ladder to the next floor will not be there.

HM LoH mining tips and tricks

But if in the 3 x 3 or 4 x 4 radius there are no ores at all, then the ladder must be within the radius of it. So, just dig that area, start from near the wall, and move to the middle of the room.

The 3 x 3 trick started to be used for level 6 upwards, while the 4 x 4 trick, can be used for mine level 51 and above.

If you upgrade the basic starting hoe, it will be easier and faster for you to find the ladder to the next floor.

Don't forget to carry some food to restore your stamina, I suggest you carry some bread, milk, egg, or other cooked food that can give you a lot of stamina.

The Complete List of Ores and Gems in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope

Below are the ores from mining and what if it refined further on Gus:

Ore Price Refined to Price
Stone 1 G Material Stone 60 G
Glass Material 5 G Glass 60 G
Iron Ore 5 G Iron 150 G
Bronze Ore 10 G Bronze 150 G
Silver Ore 20 G Silver 400 G
Gold Ore 50 G Gold 600 G
Mithril Ore 60 G Mithril 700 G
Orichalcum Ore 70 G Orichalcum 700 G
Adamantite Ore 100 G Adamantite 900 G
Agate Ore 50 G Agate 900 G
Jade Ore 50 G Jade 900 G
Fluorite Ore 50 G Fluorite 1250 G
Opal Ore 50 G Opal 1250 G
Crystal Ore 50 G Crystal 1500 G
Peridot Ore 70 G Peridot 1500 G
Moonstone Ore 70 G Moonstone 1800 G
Onyx Ore 70 G Onyx 2000 G
Topaz Ore 70 G Topaz 2000 G
Amethyst Ore 70 G Amethyst 2000 G
Ruby Ore 100 G Ruby 2400 G
Emerald Ore 100 G Emerald 2600 G
Shappire Ore 100 G Shappire 3000 G
Diamond Ore 200 G G Diamond 3000 G
Pink Diamond Ore 200 G Pink Diamond 4000 G
Soul Gem Ore 300 G Soul Gem 5000 G


  • You can get Mithril ore started at level 31 upwards.
  • You can get Orichalcum ore started at level 36 upwards.
  • You can get Diamond Ore started at level 41 upwards.
  • Adamantite, Pink Diamond, and Soul Gem Ore can be found at level 61 upwards.

That's Mining Guide in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope. I hope this could help with your problem, thanks for reading this article.