Rocks are generally obtained by mining Boulders with a Pickaxe, but they can sometimes be found lying on the ground. They can also be obtained by deconstructing some structures, such as a Fire Pit or a Rundown House, with a Hammer or Deconstruction Staff.
Underground, Rocks can be mined from Stalagmites or dropped by Rock Lobsters. They also fall from the ceiling during Earthquakes. Additionally, they can drop from Relics after smashing them. Slurtles and Snurtles will attempt to eat Rocks, and Slurtles will attack a player holding Rocks if there are no minerals on the ground for them to eat.
In the Reign of Giants DLC, Moleworms will eat any Rocks lying on the ground. However, their Burrows can be used to renew rocks easily, along with other minerals (excluding Marble and Gems). When dug up using a Shovel, the burrow drops either Rocks, Flint, Nitre or a Gold Nugget. The Moleworm residing there goes off to make a new Burrow. Also Rocks can be obtained by mining Mini Glaciers.
Don't Starve TogetherEdit
In Don't Starve Together, Mini Glaciers no longer drop rocks, however Lavae spawned by the Dragonfly can be frozen and killed, resulting in a couple of rocks. This is a risky but fast way to renew rocks. Petrified Evergreens can be mined to obtain Rocks, providing a safer way of gathering them.
|Pickable without tools||Cut Grass • Twigs • Cut Reeds • Petals • (Seashell • Dubloons )|
|Obtained using||Log • Living Log • Charcoal • (Palm Leaf )|
|Obtained using||Rocks • Flint • Gold Nugget • Nitre • Gems • Marble • (Charcoal • Coral )|
|Obtained using||(Rocks • Flint • Gold Nugget • Nitre • Gems • Sand )|
|Obtained using||Vine • Bamboo|
|Obtained by trading||Gold Nugget • Gems • (Dubloons )|
|Obtained by other methods||(Obsidian )|