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Ores are a new addition to Animal Crossing: New Leaf. They can be found most often in the single breakable rock (fake rock) that spawns in the town each day, but occasionally they can be found buried in the ground. Using a silver shovel on the Bell rock will sometimes produce gems instead of Bells.

They can be sold or used in custom furniture at Re-Tail. In addition, for 10,000 Bells, 3 gold nuggets can be brought to Cyrus to make a random piece from the Golden series.

Island minigamesEdit

An Island tour involves collecting as many ores as possible in a certain amount of time, with each ore except the specified being worth 1 point. Each time a single ore is chosen to be worth three points. In some there is a secret ten point ore.

Customizing furnitureEdit

By giving a furniture piece to Cyrus combined with a crystal the player can receive custom furniture that reflects the ore the player gave him. When the player gives Cyrus one piece of customizable furniture that is compatible with ore (with them in your inventory) he will ask if the player if he/she wants normal color options or wants it to be customized using the ore.

Amethyst Ruby Sapphire Emerald Silver Nugget Gold Nugget
Blue furniture
Cabana furniture
Green furniture
Lovely furniture
Modern furniture
Polka-dot furniture
Chess pieces
Apple furniture
Claw-foot tub
Executive toy
Piggy bank
Plate armor
Racoon figurine
Shogi piece
Super toilet

Two rules of thumb can be seen here:

  • Compatibility with silver ensures compatibility with gold.
  • Compatibility with amethyst ensures compatibility with all ore types.

List of oreEdit

Name Sale price
Amethyst 2,000
Ruby 2,000
Sapphire 2,000
Emerald 2,000
Silver nugget 3,000
Golden nugget 4,000


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