The blue-hat miner likes to work on Volcano Island, and moves in after you raise the island off of the ocean floor. He lives in the house south of Pierre's house on Verdure Island.
On sunny days, he'll be in the mine entrance until 10am, and then he takes a late-morning break at the Diner before going back home at noon. Then he'll return to the mine at 3pm. On a rainy day, he spends the mornings in his house instead of in the mine. Slater goes to the mine at 2pm instead of at 3pm on rainy days, but in any weather he's back home for the day at 7pm.
When you earn 5000 Animal Points, Mirabelle will give you a pet dog. The dog that you do not pick will move in with Slater at his house. As you raise your friendship with the miner, more dogs will appear. When Slater has 10 hearts, there will be 10 dogs inside his house.
Unlocks: Spend 8 Sun Stones to raise Volcano Island, and then Slater will move in 2 days later.
Special Gift: +800 points
Loved Gifts: +500 points
Diamond, Emerald, Mythic Ore, Mythril, Pink Diamond
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HORROR Gift: -5000 points