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The Sims 3 Collecting Guide

Rocks List and Helpful Information

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Meteorites

You can find these lying around like other items, or even spot them with a telescope. I really think the telescope method isn't too great after playing as my logic Sim. He used the telescope heavily to make it to the tenth level, and only spotted a couple of meteorites in all that time.

There are about 32 types of meteorite to be found. There's not real way to track what ones you've found, so a list of all of them has limited uses. See below for a list of all types. Each meteorite you find can be analyzed, which may prove the rock to be worth much more than you originally thought.

Meteorites in the Sims 3Space rocks come in three sizes: Tiny, Large and Gigantic. Gigantic meteorites take up a 2x3 section of floor and can be a pretty impressive decoration. You're more likely to find these types using the telescope from my experience. Overall, the larger finds tend to provide more cash. It seems the price is based on weight and the type factored together.

There are two challenges associated with Space Rocks in the Sims 3: Amateur Rock Finder is unlocked after finding 16 different types of meteorite. This makes it easier to find the others you haven't yet found. The last challenge is Awesomest Rock Collector in the Universe which is completed after finding every kind of rock. This makes it more likely you'll find the most rare and valuable space rocks.

My Sim once found a gigantic space rock valued at $4000 under the mausoleum in the graveyard while exploring the catacombs.

List of all Space Rocks

Thanks to Wildredchild from our Sims 3 Forum
Acapulcoite
Angrite
Ataxite
Aubrite
Unusual Bellacite
Branchinite
Carbonaceous Chondrite
Chassignite
Unusual Custerous Gossticite
Diogenite
Unusual Dukedite
Enstratite Chondrite
Eucrite
Hexahedrite
Unusual Holmberic
Howardite
Kamasite
Unusual Llamatite
Londranite
Lunar
Unusual Mazzadrayte
Mesosiderite
Nakalite
Oetahedrite
Ordinary Chondrite
Pallasite
Pearsonite
Rodiekceous
Rumuritie
Shergottite
Unusual Sporecite
Ureilite
Winonaite
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NanitesSpace RocksTransfigurationWorld Adventures Maps
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Advanced TechAlchemyAthleticBot MakingCharismaCollectingConsignment
CookingFishingGardeningGuitarHandinessInstrumentsInventing
Laser RhythmLogicMartial ArtsMixologyNectar MakingPaintingPhotography
RidingScienceScuba DivingSculptingSocial NetworkingStreet ArtWriting


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abom says...
Get the Collection Helper! I found and analyzed a bunch of space rocks ranging in price from $2-$13k. I haven't tried the telescope method, but the majority of what I found were of the gigantic variety.
7th December 2013 1:28pm
simmer says...
If u have babies with or marry an alien and the alien has full brain power you can summon meteor. Gives lots of space rocks in one big explosion!
23rd July 2014 2:19am
Anon says...
There are some typos in your space rock list. "Londranite" is actually "Lodranite", "Enstratite Chondrite" should be "Enstatite Chondrite", and "Rumuritie" should be changed to "Rumurutite". Also, "Oetrahedrite" is written instead of "Octahedrite". In addition, since you seem to be including the Unusual varieties, I have some additions: "Unusual Pearsonite" and "Unusual Rodiekceous". I would, however, imagine that any names beginning with "Ordinary" or "Unusual" are just more or less common forms of their base names.

There may be other errors since these are the only rocks I've discovered. Just thought I'd point these ones out.
15th January 2018 8:00pm
Playalot says...
Thanks, Carl is no longer actively working these pages, I will pass the "typos" along but they may be here to stay! They don't really detract from the info as that is correct. In reality what you are seeing is the difference to game code and in-game presentation.
15th January 2018 9:45pm
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