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New Leaf Ores

Several ore and crystal types can be seen here.

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 Money Rock will sometimes produce ores instead of Bells.

They can be sold or used in custom furniture at Re-Tail. In addition, for 10,000 Bells and three Gold Nuggets, Cyrus can make a random piece from the Golden series.

Island Minigames

An Island Tour involves collecting as many ores as possible (by smashing rocks with a shovel) in four minutes, with each ore (except the specified 3-point and possibly 10-point ores) being worth 1 point. Each time you do the tour, a single ore is chosen to be worth three points. In the two harder tours, there is a secret ten point ore. The total points are based on the ore in your pockets when the four minutes are up. For the Easy Ore-Hunter Tour, you need to earn 12 points in 4 minutes. In the Official Ore Tour, you need to get 16 points, and the mystery bonus 10-point ore is added, with only 1 of this ore in the arena. For the Elite Ore-Hunter Tour, you need to get 20 points, and there are now 2 of the ore worth 10 points.

Customizing Furniture

By giving a furniture piece to Cyrus combined with a crystal the player can receive custom furniture that reflects the ore they give him. When the player gives Cyrus one piece of customizable furniture that is compatible with ore (with them in the player's inventory) he will ask if them want normal color options or if they want 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 Ore

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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