Fossil List | How to Find Fossils | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This is a list of fossils found in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for Nintendo Switch. Read on for more information about the types of fossils and their sell price, as well as how to find fossils.

How to Find Fossils

Dig at the Star Shaped Hole

Star Shaped Hole
To get fossils, first you have to find the star shaped holes they're buried in. It's not impossible to find them at night, but they are a lot easier to see when it's bright out.

You'll also need a shovel to dit it up, so make sure you have one with you.
List of Shovels

New Fossils Appear Every Day

Fossil Digging in Action
Every day you can find new fossils buried on your island. If you've found all the fossils on your island a day, you'll have to wait until the next to find new ones.

Fossils can appear on Mystery Tour Islands too

Fossils on Mystery Tour Islands
You can also find buried fossils on the islands you visit during Mystery Tours, so if you want to keep searching for fossils after you've found the ones on your island, we recommend using Nook Miles to buy tickets and go on Tours.

How to Use Fossils

  1. Show to Blathers at the Museum
  2. Have him Assess it
  3. Sell, Donate or Decorate

1. Head to the Museum and Talk to Blathers

Blathers at the Museum
Once you've found a fossil, head to the Museum. If you haven't unlocked the Museum yet, you'll have to progress the story.

How to Unlock the Museum

2. Have Blathers Assess the Fossil

Blathers assesses a Fossil
If you bring Blathers fossils, he'll offer to assess what kind of fossil it is. If you've never shown him a fossil before, you'll unlock the Nook Mileage activity called Fossil Assessment.

3. Donating New Fossils is Recommended

Once the fossil has been identified, you can either choose to donate it, sell it or take it back with you.

We recommend donating the first of every fossil to the Museum, but they do fetch a nice amount of money, so if you're lacking Bells it might be okay to sell them instead.

You can also trade fossils, fruits and recipes with other players over at our Trading Board!
Recipe and Fruit Trading Board

Complete List of Fossils and Prices

Name Sell Price
Acanthostega 2000
Amber 1200
Ammonite 1100
Ankylo Skull 3500
Ankylo Tail 2500
Ankylo Torso 3000
Anomalocaris 2000
Archaeopteryx 1300
Archelon Skull 4000
Archelon Tail 3500
Australopith 1100
Brachio Chest 5500
Brachio Pelvis 5000
Brachio Skull 6000
Brachio Tail 5500
Coprolite 1100
Deinony Tail 2500
Deinony Torso 3000
Dimetrodon Skull 5500
Dimetrodon Torso 5000
Dinosaur Track 1000
Diplo Chest 4000
Diplo Neck 4500
Diplo Pelvis 4000
Diplo Skull 5000
Diplo Tail 4500
Diplo Tail Tip 4000
Dunkleosteus 3500
Eusthenopteron 2000
Iguanodon Skull 4000
Iguanodon Tail 3000
Iguanodon Torso 3500
Juramaia 1500
Left Megalo Side 4000
Left Ptera Wing 4500
Left Quetzal Wing 5000
Mammoth Skull 3000
Mammoth Torso 2500
Megacero Skull 4500
Megacero Tail 3000
Megacero Torso 3500
Myllokunmingia 1500
Ophthalmo Skull 2500
Ophthalmo Torso 2000
Pachy Skull 4000
Pachy Tail 3000
Parasaur Skull 3500
Parasaur Tail 2500
Parasaur Torso 3000
Plesio Skull 4000
Plesio Tail 4500
Plesio Torso 4500
Ptera Body 4000
Quetzal Torso 4500
Right Megalo Side 5500
Right Ptera Wing 4500
Right Quetzal Wing 5000
Sabertooth Skull 2500
Sabertooth Tail 2000
Shark-Tooth Pattern 1000
Spino Skull 4000
Spino Tail 2500
Spino Torso 3000
Stego Skull 5000
Stego Tail 4000
Stego Torso 4500
T. Rex Skull 6000
T. Rex Tail 5000
T. Rex Torso 5500
Tricera Skull 5500
Tricera Tail 4500
Tricera Torso 5000
Trilobite 1300

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19 Anonymous6 months

>>18 yes u can

18 Anonymous6 months

I'm curious... When all fossils have been donated to complete the exhibit, will you still be able to dig up fossils?

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