Genshin Impact: where to find Noctilucous Jade minerals
There are many types of resources in Genshin Impact, from important character equipment like artifacts to ingredients for cooking recipes - and of course there are minerals, which are used for crafting and for some rare moments in character progression. One such rare resource you're going to eventually wind to get your hands on is Noctilucous Jade.
There's a few reasons you might want to get your hands on rare materials in Genshin Impact, and the Noctilucous Jade crops up both as part of the 'Big Business' quest and also as a required comonent for some character ascensions.
If you're trying to find Noctilucous Jade out in the world of Genshin Impact, the in-game description of the item is helpful. That description tells you that the rock is a "local speciality of Liyue", before continuing: "A rare mineral that glimmers in the dark. It's said to be a mutated gemstone condensed from the flourishing elements of the world."
If you need more help tracking down Genshin Impact's many items and collectibles, check out some of our other pages. We've got Amenoculus Locations, Geoculus locations, where to find Geovishap Hatchlings for Bone Shard drops, all Nameless Treasure locations and a guide to opening every Shrine of Depths - and that's just a few!
Where to get Noctilucous Jade in Genshin Impact
If you're after Noctilucous Jade for your upgrades, character ascensions, and the Big Business quest you get from Landa in Liyue, there's a few different ways you can get your hands on some - which we'll cover now.
First of all, it's worth noting that there is a Merchant in Liyue who sells rare minerals including Noctilucous Jade - and typically you'll be able to nab up to five Noctilucous Jade from this merchant a day. The merchant is called Shitou, and is found right near the area where you can do Alchemy in Liyue. .
Beyond spending your hard-earned cash to just buy this mineral, you can also find deposits of Noctilucous Jade out in the environment - you mine it and then pick it up like any other mineral and rock-based pick-up in the game. As the official description says, it's "found in caves in Liyue" - but you can also use this non-exhaustive map we've created to cross-reference and find the general location of these minerals.
If you prefer a moving picture in-game demonstration, the video above from YouTuber MonkeyKingHero also demonstrates the location of several deposits of Noctilucous Jade. The video shows, as on our map, that the area with the most common appearance of this rare mineral is just south of Mondstadt, around the area of the map that features Mingyun Village - it's very much central in the full map of Genshin Impact so far, sandwiched almost between the two regions.
In this region there are outdoor Noctilucous Jade deposits which are difficult to miss thanks to the telltale blue glow of the mineral as it rests among the rock. But you can also destroy some rocks in this area to gain entrance to a cave which has some enemies and then, crucially, more enormous deposits of this rare resource.
Beyond this, you can also consult the map to see a handful of other deposits scattered across the region. There's also some deposits close to the city of Liyue, on its Western outskirts - and also a small deposit is on the islands to the east of Liyue, across the sea. These aren't on the map, nor are any more underground mine deposits we're yet to discover - but in reality you'll be fine with just the deposits pictured, as these are the easiest to access and are plentiful.
Remember, there's a daily limit on shop item sales and on world drops. Both reset every day, so keep the daily reset time in mind if you need to buy or obtain a lot of Noctilucous Jade quickly.