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

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!

Robot Hero needs 10 Gold Nuggets

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 and you won't come across many of these, so definitely hang on to them rather than selling them for some quick Bells.

Get the King Tut Mask Recipe

Tripping with King Tut Mask on

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

Tour 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 Tours and Nook Miles Ticket Guide

Get Gold Nuggets from Rocks on Mystery Tours

You can only get Materials from the Rocks on your island once per day, but you always have a chance to find them on Mystery Tour Islands.

Mystery Tour islands will give you fresh rocks every time you go, so you can get as many materials as you want in a day.

Dig holes behind you to get the most materials

Dig Holes Behind You

If you dig two holes behind you when you gather the various materials from rocks, you can 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

Get Gold Nuggets from your island Rocks

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

What Gold Nuggets are Used For?

Sold for 10,000 Bells

Golden Seat

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.

Craft Golden Tools

Golden Tools.png

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

Use as DIY Material

King Tut Mask Image
King Tut Mask
Robot Hero Image
Robot Hero
Golden Dishes Image
Golden Dishes
Aries Rocking Chair Image
Aries Rocking Chair
Cancer Table Image
Cancer Table
Golden Axe Image
Golden Axe
Golden Shovel Image
Golden Shovel
Golden Wand Image
Golden Wand
Golden Watering Can Image
Golden Watering Can
Golden Fishing Rod Image
Golden Fishing Rod
Golden Arowana Model Image
Golden Arowana Model
Golden Net Image
Golden Net
Golden Slingshot Image
Golden Slingshot
Gold Helmet Image
Gold Helmet
Gold Bars Image
Gold Bars
Golden Candlestick Image
Golden Candlestick
Golden Seat Image
Golden Seat
Virgo Harp Image
Virgo Harp
Trophy Case Image
Trophy Case
Taurus Bathtub Image
Taurus Bathtub
Scorpio Lamp Image
Scorpio Lamp
Sagittarius Arrow Image
Sagittarius Arrow
Pisces Lamp Image
Pisces Lamp
Modeling Clay Image
Modeling Clay
Lucky Gold Cat Image
Lucky Gold Cat
Libra Scale Image
Libra Scale
Leo Sculpture Image
Leo Sculpture
Golden Wall Image
Golden Wall
Golden Toilet Image
Golden Toilet
Golden Gears Image
Golden Gears
Golden Flooring Image
Golden Flooring
Golden Dung Beetle Image
Golden Dung Beetle
Golden Casket Image
Golden Casket
Gold-Screen Wall Image
Gold-Screen Wall
Image Currently UnavailableGold-Armor Shoes
Gold Armor Image
Gold Armor
Gemini Closet Image
Gemini Closet
Capricorn Ornament Image
Capricorn Ornament
Aquarius Urn Image
Aquarius Urn

You make the Items above with Gold Nuggets.

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List of Materials

How to Get Materials
clay.pngClay Clump of Weed.pngClump of Weed Tree  Branch.pngTree Branch
Hardwood.pngHardwood Wood.pngWood Softwood.pngSoftwood
Stone.pngStone Iron Nugget.pngIron Nugget Gold Nugget.pngGold Nugget

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      and pineapples!!

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      Aw thank you Heather that means a lot! It's all because of the help of this forum for all the items around my island 🏝️ thanks for dreaming my island.

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