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Treasure is a general term for the collection of items that increase the player's score when picked up. Score is mainly used to purchase items from shops.

There are many kinds of treasure that can be found lying around on the ground, embedded in the floor, dropped by certain enemies upon defeat, or - on the rare occasion of a Golden Scarab - flying around in dark levels, sub-areas, or in the City of Gold.

Most treasure is collected simply by having the player's body touch it, and it may trigger Arrow Traps or be whipped away.

As a basic rule, the value of each item increases by 25% of its original value in each area, with the exception of special items and Golden Idols.

Spelunky 2

Types of Treasure

Treasure Value
1-X 2-X 3-X 4-X 5-X 6-X 7-1..4 7-5+
Gold2.png Gold Bar $500 $625 $750 $875 $1000 $1125 $1250 $1375
Gbars.png Stack of Gold Bars $1500 $1875 $2250 $2625 $3000 $3375 $3750 $4125
Gcoin.png Gold Coin $500 $625 N/A $875 $1000 $1125 $1250 N/A
PotOfGold.png Pot of Gold

(20 Gold Coins)

N/A 12,500 N/A $17,500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Glil.png Small Gold Nugget $100 $125 $150 $175 $200 $225 $250 $275
Gbig.png Large Gold Nugget $500 $625 $750 $875 $1000 $1125 $1250 $1375
Gscrab.png Golden Scarab $1000 $1250 $1500 $1750 $2000 $2250 $2500 N/A
Lilemmy.png Small Emerald $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $500 $550
Emmy.png Large Emerald $800 $1000 $1200 $1400 $1600 $1800 $2000 $2200
Lilsaph.png Small Sapphire $300 $375 $450 $525 $600 $675 $750 $825
Saph.png Large Sapphire $1200 $1500 $1800 $2100 $2400 $2700 $3000 $3300
Lilrube.png Small Ruby $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1000 $1100
Rube.png Large Ruby $1600 $2000 $2400 $2800 $3200 $3600 $4000 $4400
Diamon.png Diamond $5000 $6250 $7500 $8750 $10000 $11250 $12500 $13750
Idol.png Idol $5000 $10000 N/A $20000 $25000 $30000 $35000 N/A
Tusksnotyours.png The Tusk Idol N/A N/A N/A $40000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Biggolstatue.png Giant Statue N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $100000 N/A N/A
Biggolchest.png Giant Chest N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $200000 N/A


  • Idols scale differently; While all other treasures scale by an extra 25% every level, Golden Idols scale by an extra 100% of its original value in the first area, increasing by $5000 per world.
  • Gold Bars, Gold Coins, and Large Gold Nuggets all have the same value and scaling.
  • Golden Scarabs only appear in sub-areas, dark levels, and The City of Gold.
  • Small gems can only be obtained from opening normal Chests or as the excrement of a Golden Monkey. They cannot be transmogrified into Diamonds by The Ghost.
  • Diamonds are most easily obtained by passing The Ghost through other normal sized gems, but may also be obtained from Vault Chests, breaking open a level's Curse Pot, or given to the player by Van Horsing in Volcana.
  • The Giant Statue and Giant Chest are only obtainable at the end of a run by completing either the normal or hard ending respectively. While these treasures do count towards the "Millionaire" Achievement, they do not count for the "Low Scorer" Achievement.

Spelunky HD

Types of Treasure

Treasure Value
Mines Jungle Ice Caves Temple Hell
Goldbar treasure.png Gold Bar $500 $625 $750 $875 $1000
Goldstack treasure.png Stack of Gold Bars $1500 $1875 $2250 $2625 $3000
Smallnugget treasure.png Small Gold Nugget $100 $125 $150 $175 $200
Largenugget treasure.png Large Gold Nugget $500 $625 $750 $875 $1000
Smallemerald treasure.png Small Emerald $200 $250 $300 $350 $400
Largeemerald treasure.png Large Emerald $800 $1000 $1200 $1400 $1600
Smallsapphire treasure.png Small Sapphire $300 $375 $450 $525 $600
Largesapphire treasure.png Large Sapphire $1200 $1500 $1800 $2100 $2400
Smallruby treasure.png Small Ruby $400 $500 $600 $700 $800
Largeruby treasure.png Large Ruby $1600 $2000 $2400 $2800 $3200
Diamond treasure.png Natural Diamond $5000 $6250 $7500 $8750 $10,000*
Diamond treasure.png Ghosted Diamond $5000 $5000 $5000 $5000 $5000
Crown treasure.png Golden Crown N/A $5000 N/A N/A N/A
Idol treasure v2.png Golden Idol $5000 $10,000 $15,000 $20,000 $25,000
Crystalskull treasure.png Crystal Skull N/A $15,000 N/A N/A N/A
Scarab treasure.png Golden Scarab $5000 $6250 N/A $8750 N/A
Giantidol treasure.png Giant Idol N/A N/A N/A $50,000 N/A
Trophy treasure.png Golden Trophy N/A N/A N/A N/A $100,000

*There are no vaults in Hell, so this valuation may be entirely theoretical.

Treasure Sources

  • Gold Bars are found lying on the ground in singles or stacks of three.
  • Gold Nuggets can be found in Pots or excavated by destroying blocks with gold veins in them. The Golden Monkey poops both large and small gold nuggets. Shopkeepers drop four large gold nuggets when killed. Lighting a wall sconce in a dark level will produce three small gold nuggets.
  • Small Emeralds, Sapphires and Rubies can be found in chests and are pooped out by the Golden Monkey.
  • Large Emeralds, Sapphires and Rubies can be found lying on the ground, embedded inside rock, inside chests or occasionally found in pots. Many minibosses also drop large gems when defeated. Both large and small Sapphires can sometimes drop from the blue lights on the Mothership.
  • Natural Diamonds, though rare, can be found in chests guarded by Shopkeepers in Vaults. You can also destroy a Moai Statue with the ball and chain, or teleport inside it with a teleporter, which causes it to drop a Natural Diamond instead of a Hedjet.
  • Ghosted Diamonds can be found when the Ghost passes over large gems lying on the ground. This does not happen if the gem is embedded in rock.
  • The Golden Crown is found only inside the Royal Tomb in Restless Dead levels
  • Golden Idols are found on trapped pedestals in any of the five main areas
  • The Crystal Skull is found only inside catacombs on Restless Dead levels.
  • Scarabs are found in Dark levels and inside the City of Gold.
  • The Giant Idol is received for defeating Olmec and finishing a run on level 4-4.
  • The Golden Trophy is received for defeating King Yama and finishing a run on level 5-4.


  • If two or more players (including Hired Hand) pick up treasure at the same exact time, every player will collect the treasure, allowing to get double or more score from a single treasure.
  • If a stack of three Gold Bars is whipped by the player, it will turn into three Gold Ingots, with the right timing is possible to pick up both, the three Gold Bar stack and the three Gold Ingots, allowing the player to get twice as much from Gold Stacks.

Spelunky Classic

Types of Treasure

Treasure Value
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3 Area 4
Gold Bar.png Gold Bar $500 $625 $750 $875
Gold Stack.png Stack of Gold Bars $1000 $1250 $1500 $1750
Small Gold Nugget.png Small Gold Nugget $100 $125 $150 $175
Large Gold Nugget.png Large Gold Nugget $500 $625 $750 $875
Small Emerald.png Small Emerald $200 $250 $300 $350
Large Emerald.png Large Emerald $800 $1000 $1200 $1400
Small Sapphire.png Small Sapphire $300 $375 $450 $525
Large Sapphire.png Large Sapphire $1200 $1500 $1800 $2100
Small Ruby.png Small Ruby $400 $500 $600 $700
Large Ruby.png Large Ruby $1600 $2000 $2400 $2800
Diamond.png Diamond $5000 $6250 $7500 $8750
Golden Idol.png Golden Idol $5000 $10,000 $15,000 $20,000
Crystal Skull.png Crystal Skull N/A $30,000 N/A N/A
Golden Scarab.png Golden Scarab $4000 $8000 $10,000[1] $12,000
Giant Idol.png Giant Idol N/A N/A N/A $50,000

Treasure Sources

  • Gold Nuggets can be found in pots or in ground tiles with gold in it. They can appear 1 to 3 at a time.
  • Gold Bars and stacks of 3 Gold Bars can be found lying on the ground.
  • Small Emeralds, Sapphires and Rubies can only be found in chests.
  • Large Emeralds, Sapphires and Rubies can be found lying on the ground, hidden rock tiles, chests or occasionally found in Pots.
  • Diamonds can only be found in the following situations:
  • When the Ghost passes over gems, either lying on the ground or embedded in rock.
  • Within the large head statue located in the City of Gold.
Spelunky Classic Items
Equipment SpectaclesClimbing GlovesPitcher's MittSpring ShoesSpike ShoesBomb PasteCompassParachuteKapalaUdjat EyeAnkhHedjet
Backwear CapeJetpack
Power-ups RopeBombs
Useable items MattockMacheteWeb CannonBowPistolShotgunTeleporterSceptre
Miscellaneous FlareTreasureCrateChestIdolArrowCrystal SkullKeyLocked ChestPunish BallThrowables
Unused BasketballJordans
Spelunky HD Items
Equipment SpectaclesClimbing GlovesPitcher's MittSpring ShoesSpike ShoesPasteCompassCrysknifeParachuteKapalaUdjat EyeAnkhHedjetBook of the DeadVlad's Amulet
Backwear CapeJetpackVlad's Cape
Power-ups RopeBombsRoyal Jelly
Useable items MattockBoomerangMacheteWeb GunShotgunFreeze RayPlasma CannonCameraTeleporterShieldSceptre
Miscellaneous Idol
No Journal Entry TreasureChestCrateArrowGold KeyLocked ChestTorchLampMystery BoxEggplantPunish BallCrystal SkullThrowables
Spelunky 2 Items
Equipment PasteSpectaclesClimbing GlovesPitcher's MittSpring ShoesSpike ShoesCompassAlien CompassParachuteUdjat EyeKapalaAnkhTablet of DestinySkeleton KeyFour-Leaf Clover
Crowns HedjetCrownEggplant CrownThe True Crown
Backwear CapeVlad's CapeJetpackTelepackHoverpackPowerpack
Power-ups BombsRopesRoyal JellyCooked TurkeyElixir
Usable Items WebgunShotgunFreeze RayClone GunCrossbowCameraTeleporterMattockBoomerangMacheteExcaliburBroken SwordPlasma CannonScepterHou Yi's BowWooden ShieldMetal Shield
Miscellaneous Arrow of LightIdolThe Tusk IdolCurse PotUshabtiEggplant
Traps Bear TrapLandmine
No Journal Entry CratePresentChestKeyGold KeyLocked ChestArrowsTorchPunish BallDiePot of GoldTreasurePlayer BagGiant FoodScrap
  1. Scarabs do not normally generate in the Ice Caves as there are no dark levels. They can only appear if spawned in debug mode or by using mods.