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

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Where am I going to spend this.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Money is for tiny men!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Even in purgatory it remains the most precious of metals.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
I APPRECIATE ITS CONDUCTIVITY

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
A small lump of gold. Atomic number 79.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
You can't make a coffee table out of gold.

Well, maybe you can. But you shouldn't.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
This was important to me once.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
I am pleased with this göld piece.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
We definitely like shiny.

Webber

Winona Portrait
Gold! What a prospect.

Winona

Walani Portrait
It's shiny and useful!

Walani

Warly Portrait
Yolk yellow, glowing gold!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Havin' gold around soothes me soul.

Woodlegs

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 Rockyland biomes, and fall from the ceiling in Caves during Earthquakes. The Pig King will also exchange Gold Nuggets for certain items.

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.


Shipwrecked icon Shipwrecked Edit

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.

The 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:

TabTools Usage Edit

Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background Log

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Inventory slot backgroundRocks

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Interface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundScience Machine
Inventory slot backgroundCut StoneInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot background Gold NuggetScience MachineInventory slot backgroundLightning Rod
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background PapyrusScience MachineInventory slot backgroundCompass
Inventory slot backgroundBoardsInventory slot backgroundBoardsInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot background Gold NuggetScience MachineInventory slot backgroundThermal Measurer
Inventory slot backgroundBoardsInventory slot backgroundBoardsInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot backgroundRopeInventory slot backgroundRopeScience MachineInventory slot backgroundRainometer
Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

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Inventory slot background Boards

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Inventory slot backgroundCut StoneInventory slot backgroundCut StoneScience MachineInventory slot backgroundAlchemy Engine
Inventory slot backgroundStraw HatInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot backgroundFirefliesAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundMiner Hat
Inventory slot backgroundTwigs

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Inventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot background Gold NuggetAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundLuxury Axe
Inventory slot backgroundTwigs

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Inventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot background Gold NuggetAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundOpulent Pickaxe
Inventory slot backgroundTwigs

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Inventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot background Gold NuggetAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundRegal Shovel
Inventory slot backgroundTwigs

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Inventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot background Gold NuggetAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundLuxury MacheteShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundWalrus TuskInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot backgroundTwigs

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Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundWalking Cane
Inventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot background Gold Nugget

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Inventory slot backgroundSeedsInventory slot backgroundSeedsAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundBirdcage
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background GearsInventory slot backgroundBoardsAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundIce Box
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background Blue GemPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundChilled Amulet
Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

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Inventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundRed GemPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundNight Light
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundRed GemPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundLife Giving Amulet
Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

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Inventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

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Inventory slot backgroundPurple GemInventory slot backgroundPurple GemShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundNightmare Amulet
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

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Inventory slot background Living Log

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Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

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Shadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundTelelocator Focus
Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

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Inventory slot background Cut StoneInventory slot backgroundGears

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Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundAccomploshrineConsole Edition only
Inventory slot backgroundCut StoneInventory slot background Gold Nugget

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Science MachineInventory slot backgroundLightning RodReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background Cut StoneScience MachineInventory slot backgroundElectrical DoodadReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background GearsInventory slot backgroundCut StoneAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundIce BoxReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundScalesInventory slot background Boards

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Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

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Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundScaled ChestReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background RocksInventory slot background RocksInterface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundBattle HelmReign of Giants iconWigfrid Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundTwigsInventory slot backgroundTwigsInventory slot background FlintInventory slot background FlintInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInterface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundBattle SpearReign of Giants iconWigfrid Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundTurbine BladesInventory slot background Electrical DoodadInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundIron WindShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundEmpty BottleInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot backgroundPig SkinScience MachineInventory slot backgroundSpyglassShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundSpyglassInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot backgroundEye of the Tiger SharkScience MachineInventory slot backgroundSuper SpyglassShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundDead SwordfishInventory slot background TwigsInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundCutlass SupremeShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundHound's Tooth

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Inventory slot background Gold NuggetAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundShark Tooth CrownShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background RopeInventory slot backgroundPetalsInventory slot backgroundPetalsInventory slot backgroundPetalsInterface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundWillow's LighterDon't Starve Together iconWillow Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundBeefalo Wool

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Inventory slot background Pig Skin

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Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

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Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundSaddleDon't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundSteel WoolInventory slot background Walrus TuskInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundBrushDon't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background Cut ReedsInventory slot background Cut ReedsInventory slot backgroundSaffron FeatherScience MachineInventory slot backgroundElectric DartDon't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background Pig SkinBlueprint (rare)Inventory slot backgroundFashion GogglesDon't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

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Inventory slot background BoardsInventory slot background BoardsInterface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundGobbler ShrineDon't Starve Together iconOnly during Year of the Gobbler event

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • 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.
  • Much like some other items, character quotes may differ depending on playing Regular Don't Starve or Don't Starve Together. For example, Wendy's quote for a gold nugget is "I will take it with me."

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Items and Structures dropped by Mobs
Loot AshesAzure FeatherBatilisk WingBeard HairBeefalo HornBlow DartBlue GemBunny PuffButterButterfly WingsCharcoalCrimson FeatherDeerclops EyeballDrumstickFleshy BulbFlintFrog LegsGearsGuardian's HornGlow BerryHoneyHound's ToothJet FeatherKrampus SackLight BulbLiving LogMandrakeMeatMonster MeatMorselMosquito SackNightmare FuelOrnate ChestPig SkinPurple GemRed GemRocksSilkSlurtle SlimeSlurper PeltSpider EggsSpider GlandShelmetSnurtle Shell ArmorSpiderhatStingerTam o' ShanterTentacle SpikeTentacle SpotsThulecite FragmentsWalrus Tusk
(Cat TailDown FeatherElectric MilkGlommer's GoopGlommer's WingsScalesThick FurVolt Goat Horn Reign of Giants icon) (Bee Queen CrownBlueprintBone HelmBone ArmorChilled LavaeCut GrassDeer AntlerDesert StoneFossil FragmentsFur TuftLavae EggLeafy MeatPhlegmRoseRoyal JellySaffron FeatherShadow AtriumShadow ThuribleShroom SkinSketchStag AntlerSteel Wool Don't Starve Together icon) (BananaBlubberBooty BagCoconutChest of the DepthsDead DogfishDead JellyfishDead Rainbow JellyfishDead SwordfishDead WobsterDorsal FinDoydoy FeatherDragoon HeartDubloonsEmpty BottleEye of the Tiger SharkEyeshotFish MorselHarpoonHornIron KeyMagic SealObsidianRaw FishTropical FishShark FinShark GillsSnakeskinSnake OilTurbine BladesVenom GlandYellow Mosquito Sack Shipwrecked icon)
Indirect BeeBeefalo WoolButterflyCrowFirefliesGuanoManureRedbirdSeedsSnowbirdRabbitMosquito
(Glommer's GoopMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (CanaryCut Grass Don't Starve Together icon) (Bile-Covered SlopBioluminescenceCormorantCrabbitJellyfishParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishRoeSeagullToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenEvergreenFlower (Evil FlowerFern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTotally Normal Tree
(Birchnut TreeCactusTumbleweed Reign of Giants icon) (Juicy Berry BushSporecapSucculentTwiggy Tree Don't Starve Together icon) (Ash TreeBamboo PatchBrainy SproutCoffee PlantElephant CactusJungle TreeMangrove TreePalm TreePlanted SeaweedRegular Jungle TreeSweet PotatoViney Bush Shipwrecked icon)
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundPondPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HutchRundown HouseSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole
(BurrowHollow Stump Reign of Giants icon) (AntlionBat CaveGigantic BeehiveMagma Don't Starve Together icon) (Ballphin PalaceCrabbit DenDragoon DenDragoon EggFishermerm's HutMerm HutPrime Ape HutSharkitten DenShoalTidal PoolWildbore HouseWobster DenYaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)
Inanimate Ancient Pseudoscience StationAncient StatueBasaltBonesBoulderFlotsamGramaphoneGraveHarp StatueHeadstoneMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell's DoorMaxwell StatueMaxwell's LightMerm HeadNightmare LightNightmare LockNightmare ThroneObeliskOrnate ChestPig HeadPillarsRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmiteSunken BoatSuspicious Dirt PileTouch StoneThulecite Wall
(Glommer's StatueMini Glacier Reign of Giants icon) (Ancient ChestAncient GatewayAncient MuralAncient ObeliskCave HoleFlorid PosternLakeLoot StashMarble SculpturesMeteor BoulderMoon StonePetrified TreeRock DenStagehandSuspicious MarbleSuspicious Moonrock Don't Starve Together icon) (Charcoal BoulderCoral ReefCrateDebrisElectric IsoscelesGunpowder BarrelKrissureLava PoolLimestone WallLimpet RockMagma PileMussel BedObsidian BoulderObsidian WorkbenchPoisonous HoleRawlingSteamer TrunkSandy PileSeaworthySlot MachineSuspicious BubblesTar SlickVolcanoVolcano Altar of SnackrificeWatery GraveWildbore HeadWoodlegs' CageWreckX Marks the Spot Shipwrecked icon)
Things Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
(Star-Sky Don't Starve Together icon) (FishboneGrassy ThingRing ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon)


Craftable Items and Structures
Tools Axe (Luxury Axe) • Pickaxe (Opulent Pickaxe) • Shovel (Regal Shovel) • PitchforkHammerRazor
(Feather PencilSaddleWar SaddleGlossamer SaddleBrushSaddlehornSalt Lick Don't Starve Together icon) (Machete (Luxury Machete) Shipwrecked icon)
Light CampfireFire PitTorchMiner HatPumpkin LanternLantern
(Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire PitMoggles Reign of Giants icon) (GlowcapMushlightWillow's Lighter Don't Starve Together icon) (ChimineaBuoyant ChimineaBottle LanternObsidian Fire PitBoat TorchBoat LanternTar Lamp Shipwrecked icon)
Nautical Shipwrecked icon Lucky HatThe 'Sea Legs'SurfboardLog RaftRaftRow BoatCargo BoatArmored BoatEncrusted BoatBoat Repair KitThatch SailCloth SailSnakeskin SailFeather Lite SailIron WindBoat CannonSea TrapTrawl NetSpyglassSuper SpyglassCaptain HatPirate HatLife JacketBuoyQuackering RamTar ExtractorSea Yard
Survival TrapBird TrapCompassBackpackPiggybackThermal StoneHealing SalveHoney PoulticeStraw RollFur RollTentUmbrellaBug NetFishing Rod
(Pretty ParasolLuxury Fan Insulated PackSiesta Lean-to Reign of Giants icon) (Telltale HeartBooster ShotWater BalloonWhirly FanBerniePile o' BalloonsBundling WrapCandy BagGift Wrap Don't Starve Together icon) (Chef PouchSilly Monkey BallTropical ParasolAnti VenomThatch PackPalm Leaf HutTropical FanSea SackDoydoy Nest Shipwrecked icon)
Food Basic FarmImproved FarmBee BoxDrying RackCrock PotIce Box
(Bucket-o-poop Reign of Giants icon) (Mushroom Planter Don't Starve Together icon) (Mussel StickFish FarmMussel Bed Shipwrecked icon)
Science Science MachineAlchemy EngineDivining RodThermal MeasurerRainometerGunpowderLightning Rod
(Ice FlingomaticElectrical Doodad Reign of Giants icon) (Cartographer's DeskPotter's Wheel Don't Starve Together icon) (Sea LabIce Maker 3000Quacken Drill Shipwrecked icon)
Fight SpearHam BatGrass SuitLog SuitMarble SuitFootball HelmetSleep DartFire DartBlow DartBoomerangBee MineTooth Trap
(Battle HelmBattle SpearMorning StarWeather PainScalemail Reign of Giants icon) (Electric DartNapsackTail o' Three Cats Don't Starve Together icon) (Poison SpearSeashell SuitLimestone SuitCactus ArmorHorned HelmetPoison DartCoconadeSpear GunCutlass Supreme Shipwrecked icon)
Structures ChestSignHay WallWood WallStone WallPig HouseRabbit HutchBirdcageFlooring (CobblestonesWooden FlooringCheckerboard FlooringCarpeted Flooring) • Potted Fern
(Scaled ChestSpider Eggs Reign of Giants icon) (Directional SignMini SignEnd TableFriendly ScarecrowMoon Rock WallScaled FlooringScaled FurnaceWardrobeWood FenceWood GatePotted SucculentReplica RelicsFestive Tree PlanterGobbler Shrine Don't Starve Together icon) (Sea ChestLimestone WallSea WallWildbore HousePrime Ape HutSand BagSand CastleDragoon DenBallphin PalaceSnakeskin Rug Shipwrecked icon)
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
(Cratered MoonrockMarble BeanThick FurBeeswaxWax Paper Don't Starve Together icon) (ClothLimestoneGold NuggetIceEmpty BottleCoral Nubbin Shipwrecked icon)
Magic Meat EffigyPrestihatitatorShadow ManipulatorPan FluteOne-man BandNight LightNight ArmorDark SwordBat BatLife Giving AmuletChilled AmuletNightmare AmuletFire StaffIce StaffTelelocator StaffTelelocator FocusBelt of Hunger
(Old Bell Reign of Giants icon) (OcuvigilAbigail's FlowerMoondialThe Lazy Deserter Don't Starve Together icon) (PiratihatitatorDripple PipesSeaworthy Shipwrecked icon)
Dress Sewing KitGarlandRabbit EarmuffsStraw HatBeefalo HatBeekeeper HatFeather HatBush HatWinter HatTop HatWalking CaneDapper VestBreezy VestPuffy Vest
(Fashion MelonIce CubeSummer FrestFloral ShirtCat CapRain CoatHibearnation VestRain HatEyebrella Reign of Giants icon) (Fashion GogglesDesert GogglesBlue FuncapGreen FuncapRed FuncapTrusty Tape Don't Starve Together icon) (Brain of ThoughtShark Tooth CrownSnakeskin HatSnakeskin JacketDumbrellaBlubber SuitTar SuitWindbreakerParticulate PurifierSleek Hat Shipwrecked icon)
Books Birds of the WorldApplied HorticultureSleepytime StoriesThe End is NighOn Tentacles
(Joy of Volcanology Shipwrecked icon)
Ancient ThuleciteThulecite WallThulecite MedallionThe Lazy ForagerMagiluminescenceConstruction AmuletThe Lazy ExplorerStar Caller's StaffDeconstruction StaffPick/AxeThulecite CrownThulecite SuitThulecite ClubHoundius Shootius
Volcanic Shipwrecked icon Obsidian MacheteObsidian AxeObsidian SpearVolcano StaffObsidian ArmorObsidian CoconadeHowling ConchSail Stick
Shadow Don't Starve Together icon Codex UmbraShadow LoggerShadow MinerShadow DiggerShadow Duelist
Cartography Don't Starve Together icon Map Scroll