If you're looking to make the best tools in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you'll need to know where to get gold nuggets, valuable metal that can be used for crafting and for selling for large amounts of bells. We'll show you how to get gold nuggets and use them for crafting for high-quality tools.
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, as each time you do has a small chance to present you with a gold nugget. 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. Golden 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.
How to Make Golden Tools with Gold Nuggets
While Golden Tools aren't impossible to break, they'll last you a while. You'll need recipes, and they don't come easily – in fact, you'll need to break 100 regular or flimsy axes to grab the recipe for the Golden Axe. For the Golden Fishing Rod you'll need to catch all the fish, Golden Bug Net requires you to catch 80 Bugs, and the Gold Watering Can requires a five-star island rating.
Finally, to get the 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.
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.