I’m liking this little surprise! It seems that in addition to the standard fossils, it’ll be possible to excavate various minerals from the ground. In this case, some Emerald can be seen behind the text box in the screenshot. How cool is that?!?
UPDATE: Apparently, they might actually come from rocks instead of the ground like fossils based on the text in the image. It roughly translates to “Hm…? Something came out of the broken rock…?”.
Translation by Saratoga/mattmagician:
Big news! Just now in town, we just excavated an emerald! This picture is proof! Now there’s even more underground!
Editor’s Note: The official Animal Crossing 3DS Twitter account (@doubutsuno_mori) is tweeting new information and screenshots daily! We’ll be posting any new screenshots that come from these onto the Blog.