Best Places to Farm Ghost Iron Ore as of 8.0

Best Places to Farm Ghost Iron Ore as of 8.0

Ghost Iron Ore is available in every zone of Pandaria, which is great, because you can choose from multiple zones to farm from, but not all zones will offer a decent amount.

Back when I was with someone, he complained about not enough gold, or needing to get a bunch of Ghost Iron Ore for one profession or another. As almost a joke, I said I could farm it for him on his account. He was pretty gung-ho about the idea, which surprised me.

But lo and behold, he gave me his information and I went about farming on his account while he wasn’t home.

It was pretty awesome, because he was a raider and had a damn high ilvl, so killing rares was simple–unlike on my own character who had no raiding experience and a lower ilvl to go with the lack of expertise.

★ 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.
  • If your mining skill isn’t high enough, you’ll be gathering Ghost Iron Nugget.

Side Note

  • You have a chance of gathering MoP gems.

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Pandaria

Kun-Lai Summit

Like in most of the other zones you’re about to see, this one has a lot of places you’re able to farm Ghost Iron in, but I’ve noticed with this zone there’s almost too many locations. It got to the point where I wondered where some of the ore was, because I hit a dry spell. On the other hand, there are a handful of caves that offer a lot of ore. I just never search them.

  • Ghost Iron Ore – 329

Dread Wastes

This…is a very long route and encompasses most of the entire zone–at least around the border of it. It does delve a bit into water areas, but only a small portion. The amount of ore I obtained was quite decent, but while Trillium nodes are RNG-based, shorter routes work best if you’re hunting for them too!

  • Ghost Iron Ore – 312

Valley of the Four Winds

Here’s a break from the longer routes. It’s short and sweet for those that don’t want to fly all over a zone, but this is a place that has a lot of competition. It’s practically the go-to place for mining Ghost Iron, so prepare yourself.

  • Ghost Iron Ore – 530

The Jade Forest

I remember farming this zone in two sections. The lower portion would come close to an alliance area, and I’m not quite sure if this route does the same thing, so keep an eye out. Because there’s not much competition anyway, I decided on one big route.

  • Ghost Iron Ore – 328

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Professions

Keep in mind that even though there are a lot of gems to be had from Ghost Iron, you can farm them in abundance. The world is not short on ore resources.
Sparkling Shard
Created by prospecting MoP Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Alexandrite
Created by prospecting MoP Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Roguestone
Created by prospecting MoP Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Tiger Opal
Created by prospecting MoP Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Pandarian Garnet
Created by prospecting MoP Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Sunstone
Created by prospecting MoP Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Imperial Amethyst
Created by prospecting MoP Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Sun’s Radiance
Created by prospecting MoP Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Primordial Ruby
Created by prospecting MoP Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
River’s Heart
Created by prospecting MoP Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Vermillion Onyx
Created by prospecting MoP Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Wild Jade
Created by prospecting MoP Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Ghost Iron Bar
Used by Blacksmithing, Engineering, and Inscription.
Requires:
  • (2) Ghost Iron Ore

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