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Gold nuggets are a crafting material in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. They are very rare items obtained by hitting rocks with a shovel or axe. They are used in the crafting of golden tools and certain furniture items. They can also be sold for 10,000 Bells.

In New Leaf, gold nuggets are an ore used to customize furniture. A total of 154 is required to craft every DIY.

Obtaining[]

Though likely available from the start, gold nuggets are much harder to obtain than iron nuggets. There is a small chance for gold nuggets to drop when hitting rocks with a shovel or axe, or when popping a balloon. Initially, only the rocks on the main part of the island will be available. Once the vaulting pole and ladder are obtained, more rocks become available.

On the second day, the airport becomes available. By purchasing a Nook Miles Ticket at the Nook Stop, players can visit deserted islands. Each island will have around 4-5 rocks, providing additional opportunities to obtain gold nuggets.

Uses[]

Gold nuggets are used in the following DIY Recipes.

Tool Icon Recipe How to Unlock Recipe
Golden axe
NH-Tools-Golden axe
1x NH-axe-iconaxe
1x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
Break 100 axes. Any axe counts. Once complete, the golden axe DIY Recipe is learned by the player.
Golden shovel
NH-Golden shovel
1x NH-shovel-iconshovel
1x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
Help Gulliver 30 times.
Golden net
NH-Golden net
1x NH-Net iconnet
1x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
Complete the Bug portion of the Critterpedia by catching each bug once.
Golden fishing rod
NH-Golden rod
1x NH-Fishing rod iconfishing rod
1x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
Complete the Fish portion of the Critterpedia by catching each fish once.
Golden slingshot
NH-Golden slingshot
1x NH-slingshot-iconslingshot
1x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
Shoot balloons 300 times.
Golden watering can
NH-Golden watering can
1x NH-watering can-iconwatering can
1x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
Upgrade Resident Services and get a 5-star island/town rating. Rating is given by asking Isabelle to evaluate the island.
Trophy case
NH-Furniture-Trophy case
24x NH-wood-iconwood
3x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
6x NH-iron nugget-iconiron nugget
Message in a bottle
Golden dung beetle
NH-Furniture-Golden dung beetle
3x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget Message in a bottle
Robot hero
NH-Furniture-Robot hero
1x rocket
1x gold armor
30x NH-rusted part-iconrusted part
90x NH-iron nugget-iconiron nugget
10x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
Nook Stop (5,000 Nook Miles)
Gold Armor 8x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget Message in a bottle
Golden Toilet
NH-Furniture-Golden toilet
6x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget Message in a bottle
Golden arowana model
NH-Furniture-Golden arowana model
3x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget Message in a bottle
Gold-Screen Wall
NH-Furniture-Gold-screen wall
8x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
1x NH-furniture-iconScreen-Wall
Message in a bottle
Aquarius urn
NH-Furniture-Aquarius urn
3x NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
2x NH-Aquarius fragment-iconAquarius fragment
2x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
5x NH-stone-iconstone
Celeste
Pisces lamp
NH-Furniture-Pisces lamp
3x NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
2x NH-Pisces fragment-iconPisces fragment
2x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
4x NH-stone-iconstone
Celeste
Aries rocking chair
NH-Furniture-Aries rocking chair
3x NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
2x NH-Aries fragment-iconAries fragment
1x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
5x NH-stone-iconstone
Celeste
Taurus Bathtub
NH-Furniture-Taurus bathtub
3x NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
2x NH-Taurus fragment-iconTaurus fragment
1x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
8x NH-stone-iconstone
Celeste
Gemini closet
NH-Furniture-Gemini closet
3x NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
2x NH-Gemini fragment-iconGemini fragment
2x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
6x NH-stone-iconstone
Celeste
Cancer table
NH-Furniture-Cancer table
3x NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
2x NH-Cancer fragment-iconCancer fragment
2x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
3x NH-stone-iconstone
Celeste
Leo sculpture
NH-Furniture-Leo sculpture
3x NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
2x NH-Leo fragment-iconLeo fragment
2x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
3x NH-stone-iconstone
Celeste
Virgo harp
NH-Furniture-Virgo harp
3x NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
2x NH-Virgo fragment-iconVirgo fragment
2x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
4x NH-stone-iconstone
Celeste
Libra scale
NH-Furniture-Libra scale
3x NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
2x NH-Libra fragment-iconLibra fragment
2x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
Celeste
Scorpio lamp
NH-Furniture-Scorpio lamp
3x NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
2x Scorpio fragment
2x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
5x NH-stone-iconstone
Celeste
Sagittarius arrow
NH-Furniture-Sagittarius arrow
3x NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
2x NH-Sagittarius fragment-iconSagittarius fragment
2x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
Celeste
Capricorn ornament
NH-Furniture-Capricorn ornament
3x NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
2x NH-Capricornus fragment-iconCapricornus fragment
2x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
12x NH-stone-iconstone
Celeste
Golden gears
NH-Furniture-Golden gears
1x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
3x NH-iron nugget-iconiron nugget
Gift from balloons
Gold bars
NH-Furniture-Gold bars
3x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget Message in a bottle
Golden flooring
NH-Furniture-Golden flooring
4x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget Message in a bottle
Golden candlestick
NH-Furniture-Golden candlestick
2x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget Message in a bottle
Golden dishes
NH-Furniture-Golden dishes
1x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget Message in a bottle
Golden ladder set-up kit 1x Ladder
1x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
Message in a bottle
King Tut Mask 5x NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget Possible upon obtaining NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget

In other languages[]

gold nuggets
Language Name Translation
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