Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Gold Nuggets

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If you're looking to make the best tools in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you'll need to know where to get gold nuggets. These nuggets are valuable metals that can be used for crafting and for selling for large amounts of Bells. We're going to show you how to get gold nuggets.

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How to Get Gold Nuggets in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To get gold nuggets in Animal Crossing New Horizons you need to smash rocks with an axe or shovel. Each time you do, there is a chance you will find a gold nugget. Gold Nuggets are easy to come by, but you will need some luck. You'll need to eat some fruit and then hit rocks with your shovel to break them.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Gold Nugget from broken Rock

If you're looking to preserve rocks on your island, you'll want to use Nook Miles to smash rocks on a deserted island – just to be safe. They are rare, though, so expect to break plenty of rocks.

How to Make Golden Tools with Gold Nuggets

To make golden tools you will need to find the recipes for them and they don't come easily. To get the recipe for all of the golden tools, you will need to gain certain achievements:

Golden Axe: You'll need to break 100 regular or flimsy axes.


Golden Fishing Rod: You'll need to catch all the fish.

Golden Bug Net: You need to catch 80 Bugs.

Gold Watering Can: You need to have a five-star island rating.

Golden Shovel: You'll need to help Gulliver thirty times.


Now you'll just need to head to the crafting bench and combine a golden nugget with the tool you have the recipe for. While Golden Tools aren't impossible to break, they'll last you a while.

How Many Bells Do Gold Nuggets Sell For?

Gold nuggets' extreme rarity and value mean you can sell them to Tom Nook for 10,000 bells each, though it's arguably smarter to make tools out of them first. There's also no equivalent of Flick or C.J., NPCs who will buy gold at an increased price.

If you're enjoying Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you should take a look at our guides. We have one on where to find Flick to sell your insects and one on where to find C.J.