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I can't eat it, but it sure is shiny.

Wilson

A Gold Nugget is a mineral in Don't Starve. It is a required item for many Crafting recipes.

Gold Nuggets can be found by mining Boulders (with gold veins on their side) or Stalagmites (found only in Caves). They can be found lying on the ground in Graveyards or Rocky biomes, and fall from the ceiling in Caves during Earthquakes. The Pig King will also exchange Gold Nuggets for certain items. As some of the aforementioned items exchangeable for Gold Nuggets are renewable, this makes it a fully renewable resource.

Like most other minerals, Gold Nuggets can be eaten by Slurtles and Snurtles, and Slurtles will attack a player carrying it if there aren't any other minerals in the immediate area.

Gift Icon.png Downloadable Content[]

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Gold Nuggets can be Refined from Dubloons. Digging gold flecked Magma Piles can yield Gold Nuggets. Unlike gold veined Boulders, gold flecked Magma Piles do not have a preset amount of Gold Nuggets to drop. Instead, there is an independent 25% chance for each dug up item to be a Gold Nugget. Therefore, there is a small (~7.5%) chance to get no Gold Nuggets, and a very small (~0.00038%) chance to get a total 9 of them from each Magma Pile. Very rarely, Gold Nuggets can be found laying around in Jungle and Magma Field biomes.

This DLC also introduces many new methods to obtain items, most of them include Gold Nuggets as a possible reward, however, typically chance of getting a Gold Nugget among all possible rewards is small and some of these are chance encounters, therefore these cannot be used as a reliable method to obtain Gold Nuggets. These methods include:

In the Hamlet DLC, Gold Veins are not present, so the task to obtain Gold has become more difficult. It is still possible to mine Gold from Stalagmites, but Stalagmites themselves are rarer, and can only be found in Cave Clefts. However, new methods has been introduced to obtain gold:

Icon Tools.png Usage[]

Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Twigs.png

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Alchemy Engine.png
Luxury Axe.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Twigs.png

×4

Alchemy Engine.png
Opulent Pickaxe.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Twigs.png

×4

Alchemy Engine.png
Regal Shovel.png
Gold Nugget.png

×4

Pig Skin.png

×4

Beefalo Wool.png

×4

Alchemy Engine.png
Saddle.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Walrus Tusk.png
Steel Wool.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Brush.png
Gold Nugget.png
Papyrus.png
Science Machine.png
Compass.png
Gold Nugget.png
Log.png

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Rocks.png

×4

Interface arrow right.png
Science Machine.png
Gold Nugget.png

×6

Boards.png

×4

Cut Stone.png
Cut Stone.png
Science Machine.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Don't Starve icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Cut Stone.png
Science Machine.png
Lightning Rod.png
Don't Starve icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Boards.png
Boards.png
Science Machine.png
Thermal Measurer.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Boards.png
Boards.png
Rope.png
Rope.png
Science Machine.png
Rainometer.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gears.png
Boards.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Ice Box.png
Don't Starve icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Straw Hat.png
Fireflies.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Miner Hat.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Walrus Tusk.png
Twigs.png

×4

Alchemy Engine.png
Walking Cane.png
Gold Nugget.png

×6

Papyrus.png
Papyrus.png
Seeds.png
Seeds.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Birdcage.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Blue Gem.png
Prestihatitator.png
Chilled Amulet.png
Gold Nugget.png

×8

Nightmare Fuel.png
Nightmare Fuel.png
Red Gem.png
Prestihatitator.png
Night Light.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Nightmare Fuel.png
Nightmare Fuel.png
Red Gem.png
Prestihatitator.png
Life Giving Amulet.png
Gold Nugget.png

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Nightmare Fuel.png

×4

Purple Gem.png
Purple Gem.png
Shadow Manipulator.png
Nightmare Amulet.png
Gold Nugget.png

×8

Living Log.png

×4

Nightmare Fuel.png

×4

Shadow Manipulator.png
Telelocator Focus.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Cut Stone.png
Science Machine.png
Electrical Doodad.png
Don't Starve icon.pngWagstaff Portrait.png
Gold Nugget.png
Pig Skin.png
Interface arrow right.png
Spectoggles.png
Wagstaff Portrait.png
Gold Nugget.png

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Cut Stone.png
Gears.png

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Alchemy Engine.png
Accomploshrine.png
Console versions of Don't Starve only
Gold Nugget.png

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Cut Stone.png
Science Machine.png
Lightning Rod.png
Reign of Giants icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Cut Stone.png
Science Machine.png
Electrical Doodad.png
Reign of Giants icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gears.png
Cut Stone.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Ice Box.png
Reign of Giants icon.png
Gold Nugget.png

×10

Boards.png

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Scales.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Scaled Chest.png
Reign of Giants icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Rocks.png
Rocks.png
Interface arrow right.png
Battle Helm.png
Reign of Giants icon.pngWigfrid Portrait.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Flint.png
Flint.png
Twigs.png
Twigs.png
Interface arrow right.png
Battle Spear.png
Reign of Giants icon.pngWigfrid Portrait.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Twigs.png

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Alchemy Engine.png
Luxury Machete.png
Shipwrecked icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Electrical Doodad.png
Turbine Blades.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Iron Wind.png
Shipwrecked icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Empty Bottle.png
Pig Skin.png
Science Machine.png
Spyglass.png
Shipwrecked icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Spyglass.png
Eye of the Tiger Shark.png
Science Machine.png
Super Spyglass.png
Shipwrecked icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Twigs.png
Dead Swordfish.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Cutlass Supreme.png
Shipwrecked icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Hound's Tooth.png

×5

Alchemy Engine.png
Shark Tooth Crown.png
Shipwrecked icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Pig Mayor.png
Oinc.png

×5

Hamlet icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Thunder Feather.png
Cork.png
Cork.png
Cork.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Thunderhat.png
Hamlet icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Cut Stone.png

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Pig Skin.png

×4

Key to the City.png
Swinesbury Mineral Exchange.png
Hamlet icon.png
Gold Nugget.png

×4

Cut Stone.png

×4

Pig Skin.png

×4

Key to the City.png
My City Hall.png
Hamlet icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Cut Stone.png
Log.png
Science Machine.png
Pocket Scale.png
Don't Starve Together icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Flint.png
Interface arrow right.png
Compass.png
Don't Starve Together icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Cut Reeds.png
Cut Reeds.png
Saffron Feather.png
Science Machine.png
Electric Dart.png
Don't Starve Together icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Pig Skin.png
Blueprint (rare).png
Fashion Goggles.png
Don't Starve Together icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Rope.png
Petals.png
Petals.png
Petals.png
Interface arrow right.png
Willow's Lighter.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWillow Portrait.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Charcoal.png

×6

Twigs.png

×6

Interface arrow right.png
Portable Crock Pot.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWarly Portrait.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Electrical Doodad.png
Electrical Doodad.png
Twigs.png

×4

Interface arrow right.png
Portable Grinding Mill.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWarly Portrait.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Cut Stone.png
Cut Stone.png
Cut Stone.png
Twigs.png

×6

Interface arrow right.png
Portable Seasoning Station.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWarly Portrait.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Trusty Tape.png
Fireflies.png
Interface arrow right.png
Winona's Spotlight.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWinona Portrait.png
Gold Nugget.png
Science Machine.png
Gold Rounds.png

×10

Don't Starve Together icon.pngWalter Portrait.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Boards.png
Boards.png
Rope.png
Interface arrow right.png
Shoo Box.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWebber Portrait.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Twigs.png

×4

Alchemy Engine.png
Splendid Garden Hoe.png
Don't Starve Together icon.png
Gold Nugget.png

×8

Boards.png
Boards.png
Interface arrow right.png
Gobbler Shrine.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngOnly during Year of the Gobbler event
Gold Nugget.png

×8

Boards.png
Boards.png
Interface arrow right.png
Varg Shrine.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngOnly during Year of the Varg event
Gold Nugget.png

×8

Boards.png
Boards.png
Interface arrow right.png
Pig Shrine.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngOnly during Year of the Pig King event
Gold Nugget.png

×8

Boards.png
Boards.png
Interface arrow right.png
Carrat Shrine.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngOnly during Year of the Carrat event
Gold Nugget.png

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Carrat Shrine.png
Carrat Item.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngOnly during Year of the Carrat event
Gold Nugget.png
Carrat Shrine.png
Starting Point Kit.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngOnly during Year of the Carrat event
Gold Nugget.png
Carrat Shrine.png
Finish Line Kit.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngOnly during Year of the Carrat event
Gold Nugget.png
Frog Legs.png
Sanity Decrease.png

×10

Mad Scientist Lab.png
Brew of Phobic Abatement.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngOnly during Hallowed Nights event
Gold Nugget.png
Flint.png
Twigs.png
Twigs.png
Twigs.png
Interface arrow right.png
Clockmaker's Tools.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWanda Portrait.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Time Pieces.png
Interface arrow right.png
Backstep Watch.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWanda Portrait.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Time Pieces.png
Time Pieces.png
Walrus Tusk.png
Prestihatitator.png
Backtrek Watch.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWanda Portrait.png

Placeholder.png Trivia[]

  • During the research period of Don't Starve, Gold Nuggets offered 15 Research Points when put in a Science Machine or an Alchemy Engine.
  • Gold Nuggets take on a silvery luster when the player is insane.
  • Though in real life Gold Nuggets sink in the water, they stay afloat in the Singleplayer. Gold Nuggets sink in the water in Don't Starve Together.

Blueprint.png Gallery[]

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