Gold Nugget Farming Guide: How to Get Gold Nuggets Fast | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This is a guide to farming Gold Nuggets, a rare DIY material in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH).

Read on to learn how to get Gold Nuggets, where to farm Gold Nuggets, how they can be used, whether or not you should sell Gold Nuggets, and more!

Rare Materials
Gold NuggetsGold Nuggets Iron NuggetsIron Nuggets

Should You Sell Gold Nuggets?

Do Not Sell Them! Use Them for DIY!

ACNH - Robot Hero DIY Recipe screenshot
Gold Nuggets very rarely drop from rocks and can be used in DIY items. Some items can only be obtained through DIY crafting with Gold Nuggets as a material.

You won't come across a lot of Gold Nuggets in the game, so definitely hang on to them rather than selling them for some quick Bells.

Get the King Tut Mask Recipe

ACNH - A resident wearing the King Tut Mask trips and falls

After updating your game to ver 1.4.0 or later, you can get a King Tut Mask recipe by finding and picking up a Gold Nugget. This item is infamous for the bad luck it brings to players.

King Tut Mask Recipe and Required Materials

How to Farm Gold Nuggets

The Best Source is Rocks on Mystery Tours

ACNH - A resident farms material from rocks
The best way to get Gold 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. Remember to bring axes or shovels to hit the rocks with.

Mystery Island Tour Guide

Get Gold Nuggets from Rocks on Mystery Tours

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.

Dig holes behind you to get the most materials

ACNH - A resident digs two holes behind themselves to ensure they get maximum material

You can dig two holes behind you when you gather the various materials from rocks to avoid being bounced back too far, allowing you to hit the rock 8 times repeatedly and get the maximum number of materials.

The Materials are Random

Rock Materials
Clay IconClay Stone IconStone Iron Nugget IconIron Nugget Gold Nugget IconGold 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. Gold Nuggets have a low chance of dropping and are extremely rare.

Hit Your Island Rocks Every Day

ACNH - A resident looks at a gold nugget

With their incredibly low drop rate, Gold Nuggets are very hard to obtain in large amounts.

If you hit the rocks on your island with a shovel every day, you'll eventually come across a gold nugget, so the only option is to do this daily.

Things to Do Every Day

How to Use Gold Nuggets

Craft Golden Tools

ACNH - Golden Tools
You need 1 Golden Nugget every time you make a Golden Tool. Seeing as the Golden Tools also break, you'll want to stock up on as many as possible!

How to Get All Golden Tools

Used as DIY Material

King Tut Mask ImageKing Tut Mask Robot Hero ImageRobot Hero Golden Dishes ImageGolden Dishes
Aries Rocking Chair ImageAries Rocking Chair Cancer Table ImageCancer Table Golden Axe ImageGolden Axe
Golden Shovel ImageGolden Shovel Golden Wand ImageGolden Wand Golden Watering Can ImageGolden Watering Can
Golden Fishing Rod ImageGolden Fishing Rod Golden Arowana Model ImageGolden Arowana Model Golden Net ImageGolden Net
Golden Slingshot ImageGolden Slingshot Gold Helmet ImageGold Helmet Gold Bars ImageGold Bars
Golden Candlestick ImageGolden Candlestick Golden Seat ImageGolden Seat Virgo Harp ImageVirgo Harp
Trophy Case ImageTrophy Case Taurus Bathtub ImageTaurus Bathtub Scorpio Lamp ImageScorpio Lamp
Sagittarius Arrow ImageSagittarius Arrow Pisces Lamp ImagePisces Lamp Modeling Clay ImageModeling Clay
Lucky Gold Cat ImageLucky Gold Cat Libra Scale ImageLibra Scale Leo Sculpture ImageLeo Sculpture
Golden Wall ImageGolden Wall Golden Toilet ImageGolden Toilet Golden Gears ImageGolden Gears
Golden Flooring ImageGolden Flooring Golden Dung Beetle ImageGolden Dung Beetle Golden Casket ImageGolden Casket
Gold-Screen Wall ImageGold-Screen Wall Image Currently UnavailableGold-Armor Shoes Gold Armor ImageGold Armor
Gemini Closet ImageGemini Closet Capricorn Ornament ImageCapricorn Ornament Aquarius Urn ImageAquarius Urn
Golden Garden Bunny ImageGolden Garden Bunny Low Golden Island Counter ImageLow Golden Island Counter Tall Golden Island Counter ImageTall Golden Island Counter
Golden Pillar ImageGolden Pillar Golden Ladder Set-Up Kit ImageGolden Ladder Set-Up Kit Golden Wristwatch ImageGolden Wristwatch
Golden Vase ImageGolden Vase Golden Urn ImageGolden Urn Golden Samurai Suit ImageGolden Samurai Suit
Golden Plate Armor ImageGolden Plate Armor Golden Piggy Bank ImageGolden Piggy Bank Golden Meter and Pipes ImageGolden Meter and Pipes
Golden Gear Tower ImageGolden Gear Tower Golden Gear Apparatus ImageGolden Gear Apparatus Golden Dharma ImageGolden Dharma
Golden Decorative Plate ImageGolden Decorative Plate Golden Bathtub ImageGolden Bathtub Golden Altar ImageGolden Altar
Mini Golden Dharma ImageMini Golden Dharma Gold-Nugget Mining Car ImageGold-Nugget Mining Car

You make the Items above with Gold Nuggets.

Sell for 10,000 Bells

ACNH - Golden Seat DIY Recipe

While Gold Nuggets can also be sold for a crisp 10,000 Bells, they are so hard to come by that we recommend against selling them.

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