I'm trying to complete the Field Research bundle of the community centre and I'm only missing the Nautilus Shell. I've gotten two Nautilus Shells before, but both times, it wasn't the "right" Nautilus Shell apparently as I couldn't put it in the bundle. I can't seem to find the right one anywhere. I've tried looking online, but I only can find a SINGLE reference to Nautilus Shell instead of multiple, which confuses me.

I'll add some images for clarification

The one I've found: enter image description here

The one I need : enter image description here

I can't seem to find any info on the one I need, and it makes it difficult to search as they have the same name. Is the one I need also an artifact? Where is it found?


According to the official Stardew Valley wiki:

Note: The bundle wants the shell found by foraging from the beach in the Winter, NOT the one from the mines/geodes.

I can't find anything that mentions what the drop rate is, but searching on days where the Fortune Teller says you have a little extra luck may help!

  • Found one on the very first day of winter just lying on the beach, should have waited a few more days before asking I guess! :P – CoqPwner Mar 16 '16 at 1:25
  • @CoqPwner - nah, definitely a worthwhile question to ask. I had the same problem and this was helpful, and it will certainly help others in the future. – BenM Mar 16 '16 at 23:30

If your friendship level is high enough, Demetrius can also gift you a shell in the mail, it was how I managed to complete the bundle in Fall. (However, gifting seems random, as one time, Pam gifted me cooking items but I restarted that day and had the same letter but it contained a battery)

  • This is how I got mine. Just happened to come in the mail :) – FoxMcCloud Mar 17 '16 at 14:27

The Nautilus Shell for the Field Researcher's bundle can be found on the beach during the winter. It seems to be pretty abundant, too, but I never saw it outside of Winter season. Hope that helps!

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