This is a guide on how to quickly farm Iron Nuggets, a DIY material in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Iron nuggets can be found on rocks. Learn how to quickly get iron nuggets, where else to farm iron nuggets, how they can be used, and more!
|Gold Nuggets||Iron Nuggets|
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The best way to get Iron Nuggets is by hitting rocks on the islands you visit on Mystery Tours, the tours you can go on by using the Nook Miles tickets. Make sure you have 2,000 Nook Miles to buy a Nook Miles ticket!
Remember to bring axes or shovels to hit the rocks with!
You can only get Materials from the Rocks on your island a limited times per day, but you always have unlimited chances of finding them so long as you keep going on Mystery Island Tours.
If you dig two holes behind you when farming the various materials from rocks, you can avoid being bounced back too far, allowing you to hit the rock 8 times repeatedly to get the maximum number of materials.
|Clay||Stone||Iron Nugget||Gold Nugget|
You can find a variety of materials from hitting rocks, such as Clay, Stone, and Iron Nuggets, but all of them have a random chance of dropping.
Iron Nuggets are somewhat uncommon, but you should be able to get at least one or two from Rocks most of the time.
If you eat Fruit, you'll gain a point of Stamina, which will cause you to break a rock when you hit it with a Shovel.
Stamina won't decrease until a day has passed, so try picking up a tree with the Shovel or sitting in a piece of furniture to decrease your Stamina.
Iron Nuggets have a lower drop rate than normal stones, but you should still get one or two of them for each rock you hit with a shovel/axe.
This means that if you want to get a lot of these, the only option is to do this daily.
|Blue Balloons have a higher chance of dropping crafting materials.|
You can sometimes get Iron Nuggets from the Presents dropped by shooting down balloons. You need a Slingshot to shoot down the balloons, and they can be pretty rare, so shoot them down whenever you see or hear them!
If your friend has untapped rocks, you may ask them if they can let you get resources from their island. You can also have them offer you Iron Nuggets as payment if you help around their island!
You can also check out online if someone has any rocks to spare!
Once in while, you can get Iron Nuggets by talking to a resident. The chance of receiving them is pretty low, so it's not recommended as an effective way to gather them.
Iron Nuggets are also necessary to open Nook's Cranny. You will need 30 pieces of all three kinds of wood and 30 pieces of Iron Nuggets in total.
You can make the items below with Iron Nuggets.
|Simple DIY Workbench||Frying Pan||Axe|
|Watering Can||Wooden-Block Stereo||Wooden Toolbox|
|Wooden Full-Length Mirror||Wooden Bucket||Robot Hero|
|Plain Sink||Natural Garden Table||Natural Garden Chair|
|Mini DIY Workbench||Ironwood Kitchenette||Iron Wall Lamp|
|Crest Doorplate||Brick Oven||Barrel|
|Windflower Fan||Water Pump||Terrarium|
|Manhole Cover||Juicy-Apple TV||Ironwood Dresser|
|Barbed-Wire Fence||Iron Garden Table||Iron Garden Chair|
|Wooden Table Mirror||Astronaut Suit||Satellite|
|Crewed Spaceship||Flying Saucer||Star Clock|
|Lunar Lander||Lunar Rover||Rocket|
|Iron Wand||Space Shuttle||Standard Umbrella Stand|
|Shell Speaker||Ironwood Cart||Iron Closet|
|Cutting Board||Cosmos Shower||Cherry-Blossom Clock|
|Knight's Helmet||Butter Churn||DIY Workbench|
|Garden Bench||Garden Wagon||Gong|
|Iron Doorplate||Iron Frame||Iron Garden Bench|
|Ironwood Chair||Ironwood Clock||Ironwood DIY Workbench|
|Kettlebell||Kettle Bathtub||Log Wall-Mounted Clock|
|Zen Fence||Wooden-Block Wall Clock||Trophy Case|
|Steel-Frame Wall||Steel Flooring||Silo|
|Sauna Heater||Rope Fence||Recycled-Can Thumb Piano|
|Natural Square Table||Lily Record Player||Key Holder|
|Jail Bars||Iron Worktable||Ironwood Table|
|Ironwood Low Table||Ironwood Cupboard||Ironwood Bed|
|Iron-and-Stone Fence||Iron Wall Rack||Iron Shelf|
|Iron Hanger Stand||Iron Fence||Iron Armor|
|Illuminated Tree||Illuminated Snowflakes||Illuminated Reindeer|
|Illuminated Present||Turkey Day Table Setting||Hanging Terrarium|
|Golden Gears||Cherry Speakers||Barbell|
|Bamboo Speaker||Armor Shoes||Acoustic Guitar|
|Wedding Fence||Mermaid Vanity||Mermaid Wall Clock|
|Mermaid Lamp||Spooky Fence||Spooky Carriage|
|Spooky Garland||Spooky Table Setting||Turkey Day Casserole|
|Spooky Trick Lamp||Corrugated Iron Fence||Block Fence|
|Park Fence||Stonework Kitchen||Wooden Storage Shed|
|Concrete Pillar||Low Concrete Island Counter||Tall Concrete Island Counter|
|Low Steel Island Counter||Tall Steel Island Counter||Steel Pillar|
|Wooden Music Box||Vine Lamp||Suspicious Cauldron|
|Shell Music Box||Plate Armor||Ornament Tree|
|Ornament Table Lamp||Ornament Garland||Iron Ladder Set-Up Kit|
|Imperial Pot||Glowing-Moss-Jar Shelves||Glowing-Moss Balloon|
|How to Get Materials|
|Clay||Clump of Weed||Tree Branch|
|Stone||Iron Nugget||Gold Nugget|
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