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An ore rock after being hit in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Ores (also called gems or minerals) are items introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. They are colorful crystals that spawn from rocks when struck with a shovel or axe.


In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, one ore rock spawns in town each day. When hit with a shovel it will shatter, revealing either an amethyst, emerald, gold nugget, ruby, sapphire, or silver nugget.

If a money rock is hit with a silver shovel, there is a 20% chance that ore will come out of the rock instead of Bells.

Ores can be sold or used at Re-Tail to customize pieces of furniture. In addition, Cyrus can create a random piece of furniture from the Golden Series using three gold ores and 10,000 Bells.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Minerals are also found in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, appearing in Shovelstrike Quarry. Types of minerals that can be obtained include gold, silver, ruby, and sapphire. They can be sold for Bells or used for crafting.

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, while gold ore (now known as gold nuggets) remains and are rarely found from rocks or balloons, other ores are removed from the game and are replaced by stone, clay, and iron nuggets. Gold nuggets can now be used to craft golden tools if the player achieves requirements to earn DIY recipes, as well as items from the Golden Series.

Item list[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Ore Sell price Chance of appearing
Amethyst NL Icon.png
 2,000 Bells 18.2%
Emerald NL Icon.png
 2,000 Bells 18.2%
Gold Nugget NL Icon.png
Gold nugget
 4,000 Bells 13.6%
Ruby NL Icon.png
 2,000 Bells 18.2%
Sapphire NL Icon.png
 2,000 Bells 18.2%
Silver Nugget NL Icon.png
Silver nugget
 3,000 Bells 13.6%

In New Horizons[edit]

Materials in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Icon Available from Sell price Recipes Total needed[nb 1]
Clay clay clay  Rocks
 100 Bells 57 256
Gold nugget gold nugget gold nugget  Rocks
 10,000 Bells 58 154
Iron nugget iron nugget iron nugget  Rocks
 375 Bells 135 702
Stone stone stone  Rocks
 Fishing (Tiny fish)
 75 Bells 73 851
  1. Number of material needed to craft one of everything that requires this material
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Customizing furniture[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

A Modern Series item made using an emerald ore

By giving a furniture piece along with an ore to Cyrus, he can create custom, sparkling furniture that is dependent on the color of the ore being used. Once given a piece of furniture and an ore of the appropriate color, the two items will be combined leaving only a single item in the player's inventory. Both the furniture item and the ore must already be in the player's inventory when initiating the dialogue with Cyrus. Offer him one of the pieces of furniture listed below while possessing the corresponding color of ore. This will automatically trigger a dialogue where Cyrus will offer to use the ore to customize the item. Cyrus will also offer the option to use the normal color customization options if the player prefers. Below are the furniture series and colors of ore that will trigger the dialogue when asking to customize furniture at Re-Tail.

Amethyst Ruby Sapphire Emerald Silver nugget Gold nugget
Blue Series
Cabana Series
Green Series
Lovely Series
Modern Series
Polka-Dot Series
Chess Theme
Apple Set
Dharma Set
Claw-foot tub
Executive toy
Piggy bank
Plate armor
Raccoon figurine
Shogi piece
Super toilet