I’d like to start a thread here where we can all discuss where to find the different gems Boundless has to offer after the recent update changing their rarity. We should get as much concrete evidence as we can and leave it here so people in the future can search and find as much information as they can about gems.
A link to a helpful post detailing where gems can be found:
In general, gems are much more difficult to find than they used to be, and Gold / Silver is plentiful. I spent a few hours on Munteen VII last night, and I searched every way I could to find Amethysts. I found almost a stack of Medium Fossils, 30 Large Fossils, almost two stacks of Hard Coal, and no Amethysts. That’s about the extent of my research thus far, but I was hoping that we could collaborate and figure out depth / altitude where the different gems have been found. If you have any information to add to this, do so in the replies and I will edit this post as we go. If you have any screenshots of gems from the different planets, leave them here. (Especially if the coordinates are in the screenshot.)
(Depth:) (Altitude: 90-110)
Inside mountain caves.
(Depth: 5-30) (Altitude:)
(Depth:) (Altitude: 110-120)
Munteen VII: Amethyst
(Depth:) (Altitude: 120-180)
In floating mountains.
(Depth:) (Altitude: 120-175)
Above (120?) in high mountains surrounded by lava.
(Depth: 10-40) (Altitude:)
In caves under mountain biome. Incredibly plentiful.
@Stretchious was gracious enough to post this chart he created from information he gathered as a code ninja. It helps tremendously.
And some more information about resource distrubution straight from the devs.