Ores are a new addition to New Leaf. They can be found on a single breakable Rock (fake rock) that spawns in the town each day. Using a Silver Shovel on the Money Rock will sometimes produce ores instead of Bells.
An Island Tour involves collecting as many ores as possible (by smashing rocks with a shovel) in four minutes, with each ore (except the specified 3-point and possibly 10-point ores) being worth 1 point. Each time you do the tour, a single ore is chosen to be worth three points. In the two harder tours, there is a secret ten point ore. The total points are based on the ore in your pockets when the four minutes are up. For the Easy Ore-Hunter Tour, you need to earn 12 points in 4 minutes. In the Official Ore Tour, you need to get 16 points, and the mystery bonus 10-point ore is added, with only 1 of this ore in the arena. For the Elite Ore-Hunter Tour, you need to get 20 points, and there are now 2 of the ore worth 10 points.
By giving a furniture piece to Cyrus combined with a crystal the player can receive custom furniture that reflects the ore they give him. When the player gives Cyrus one piece of customizable furniture that is compatible with ore (with them in the player's inventory) he will ask if them want normal color options or if they want it to be customized using the ore.
|Amethyst||Ruby||Sapphire||Emerald||Silver Nugget||Gold Nugget|
Two rules of thumb can be seen here:
- Compatibility with Silver ensures compatibility with Gold.
- Compatibility with Amethyst ensures compatibility with all ore types.
List of Ore