Best Places to Farm Copper Ore as of 8.0

Copper Ore, prospected for Malachite

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Copper Ore is found from mining Copper Veins.

It’s the first ore you’ll be able to mine with the Mining profession.

As such, it’s probably going to be farmed a lot by either lower levels (whom are probably going to be running toward it with their legs or a ground mount), or by higher levels with flying mounts that are just starting out the profession.

Keep in mind that most Alliance players will be farming via Elwynn Forest, and most Horde players will stick to Durotar.

Back when I first started mining, I stuck with Elwynn. Mainly because I never played as a Horde.

But now days, I hardly ever play as Alliance.

So eventually I outgrew Elwynn (though I still go back there from time to time) and didn’t like the competition too much in Durotar, so I decided on a new destination…

★ Profession Required: Mining
★ Best Serves: Mining, Jewelcrafting

Disclaimer

  • My miner is a Horde druid for faster in-and-out flight.
  • Each zone was timed for 30 minutes.

Dismissed Zones

  • Dun Morogh has mining nodes, but due to me being Horde, I found it difficult to not die multiple times.
  • Tirisfal Glades

No-Flying Zones

  • The Lost Isles (Horde)
  • Eversong Woods (Horde)
  • Gilneas (Alliance)
  • Azuremyst Isle (Alliance)
  • Bloodmyst Isle (Alliance)

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Eastern Kingdoms

Elwynn Forest

This is an Alliance zone.

As such, with the route in question, I tried to avoid any contact with guards, though you’ll want to be careful flying over the road leading to Stormwind. Sometimes there are patrols going back and forth. This route can be traveled with a ground mount for lower levels–there may be some locations you won’t be able to get to, but not many. This zone is normally farmed by a few people at once.

  • Copper Ore – 247

Kalimdor

Azshara

This is a Horde zone.

This is not a ground-mount friendly route due to all the cliffs and such. There’s also a small phased zone you may enter, where you could find a Copper Ore node, but not be able to mine it. Just move on if that’s the case.

  • Copper Ore – 269

Darkshore

This is an Alliance zone.

This is the best place to farm Copper Ore, in my opinion (especially since there’s typically no competition about). It’s not ground-mount friendly due to all the fissures in the land. Though even if you’re a low level, there’s Copper Ore to be had everywhere you go.

  • Copper Ore – 430

Durotar

This is a Horde zone.

This route does go over a Horde area, so Alliance players beware of that. Also, while a good portion of this route could be followed by ground-mounts, I wouldn’t worry too much if you’re a lower level, because there’s Copper Ore damn near everywhere. This zone will be likely farmed by a few different people.

  • Copper Ore – 362

Mulgore

This is a Horde zone.

This is one of the more simple routes when it comes to mining Copper Ore in a zone. It’s not so much that you even need a route to look at, you simply have to follow along the mountain-side. But, just in case…here you go.

  • Copper Ore – 323

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Professions

Copper Bar
Used by Jewelcrafting, Blacksmithing, Engineering, and Mining.
Requires:
  • (1) Copper Ore
Malachite
Created by prospecting Copper Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Tigerseye
Created by prospecting Copper Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Shadowgem
Created by prospecting Copper and Tin Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.

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