Iron nuggets are a crafting material in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. They may be obtained by hitting rocks with either a shovel or an axe. Balloon presents may also contain iron nuggets. Villagers may give them to the player while Nook's Cranny is under construction.
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 a reliable and continually available source of iron.
Iron nuggets are primarily used in higher tier tools and metallic furniture.
Tools and Utility Items
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