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Treasure is a general term for the collection of items that increase your Money score when picked up.
There are many kinds of treasure that can be found lying around on the ground, buried inside rock, dropped by certain enemies upon defeat, or - on the rare occasion of a Golden Scarab - flying around in Dark Levels.

Treasure is collected simply by touching it. It does not have to be picked up deliberately like other items.

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 such as the Golden Idol.
Note that multiple items can overlap each other, appear as one, but yield much more.

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.
  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.
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