Animal Crossing New Horizons: Where to Get Gold Nuggets

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In Animal Crossing New Horizons you will spend a ton of your time collecting various materials to craft recipes. These materials come from a number of sources including the island you are on, as well as the island you can visit on day trips. One material you will want to collect a lot is Gold Nuggets. To help you collect this material use our where to get Gold Nuggets guide below.

Unlock and Craft the Axe

Image showing the crafting recipe for the Flimsy Axe.

Before you can start gathering Gold Nuggets you first need to get the right tool for the job. The tool you are looking for is the axe. To unlock the axe you need to get the recipe from Tom Nook. This can be done by giving him two types of bugs. Once you’ve done this you can craft an axe with the following materials:

After you’ve made the axe head outside and go to the nearest boulder and begin chopping with the A button. Note as you advance you can get longer lasting axes. If you have the materials you should do this.

Where to Find Gold Nuggets in Animal Crossing New Horizons

The Gold Ore material are one of the central crafting items you will want to stockpile in Animal Crossing New Horizons. This material can be found through one main source:

  • Drop off the boulders when hit by axe.

When you encounter a boulder you wish to chop simply equip your axe and use it on the boulder. When you hit the boulder it will drop 3x types of materials. The Gold Nugget is on the more rare side of things, so don’t expect it to drop off the boulders all that often.

Be sure to have plenty of this material available to you as it is useful in many of the crafting recipes in the game. While out and about be sure to grab this item off the ground whenever you see it.

That’s all you need to know about where to get Gold Nuggets in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Good luck collecting this must have material.

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