You will come across Gold Nuggets in Animal Crossing New Horizons, which is a type of exclusive item thus making it quite rare. You won’t be able to find the Gold Nuggets in the earlier gameplay, but as you progress further the chances will increase.
These nuggets can be sold and in return, you will receive the in-game currency called Bells. Each of them has a decent price of 10k Bells especially if your inventory has several Gold Nuggets. However, it is wiser to store the Nuggets to use later on, as you will require them to craft special items.
Obtaining The Gold Nuggets In Animal Crossing New Horizons
Currently, the only way you can acquire Gold Nuggets is by hitting the rocks with strong tools. If a tool is flimsy, it would break and won’t help you unearth any Gold. You can create stronger tools by redeeming crafting recipes with Nook Miles. Once you possess a reliable Axe, hit every rock that you find on your own or other islands. Checking under all the rocks gives you the maximum opportunity of getting Gold Nuggets.
As they are a pretty rare find, you will also need to explore further areas like the resource island to increase your chances of finding the Gold. Another way to obtain them is from the floating gifts that can be spotted occasionally overhead. They do not only contain the Gold Nuggets at times but also valuable items like recipes or furniture so grab them whenever you see them!
This is how you can get gold nuggets in Animal Crossing New Horizons. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our guide on how you can use the Nook Link QR Codes to import things in the game. For more content, check out our New Horizons guides hub.