Best Places to Farm Iron Ore as of 7.3

Iron Ore was never really a spectacular item that I went around mining. I think it was more of a filler item to get my profession leveled for the better ore I’d be finding later on. Unfortunately, there’s nothing spectacular to say with this one.

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

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  • ► Each zone was timed for 30 minutes.
  • ► If your mining skill isn’t high enough, you’ll be gathering Iron Ore Nugget.
  • ► You have a chance of gathering Aquamarine, Citrine, Jade, and Lesser Moonstone.
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✩ .. Eastern Kingdoms .. ✩

Eastern Plaguelands

This is a contested zone.

At first I was going to make two routes with this zone, but the nodes weren’t respawning fast enough to make it worthwhile. Which means, on top of Iron Ore, you’ll also be getting a decent amount of Mithril Ore as well, in the upper section.

  • ♦ Iron Ore – 68

Western Plaguelands

This is a contested zone.

I had a lot of competition in this zone, but managed to get a good amount of ore from the run. Be on the lookout for rares you may come across. Also, there is that one alliance bit you’ll be flying over. Just keep your distance up ahead.

  • ♦ Iron Ore – 132

✩ .. Kalimdor .. ✩


This is a contested zone.

The Iron Ore in this area is a bit more sporadic than in other zones listed, which is why I wasn’t able to obtain as much. But if you’re finding too much competition in the other places, this one is a good backup route.

  • ♦ Iron Ore – 96


This is a contested zone.

Nothing much to say on this route. There wasn’t any competition when I was flying around, and it nets you a nice chunk of Iron Ore as well as a variety of other ore you might be looking for now, or in the near future.

  • ♦ Iron Ore – 123
Enchant Gloves – Mining
✩ Skill: 145 ✩ Enchant ✩ Learned via Vendor
  • (1) Soul Dust
  • (3) Iron Ore
Iron Bar
Used by Alchemy, Jewelcrafting, Blacksmithing, Engineering, and Mining.
  • (1) Iron Ore