In-Depth Mining Guide for World of Warcraft

In-Depth Mining Guide for World of Warcraft

Special Notice:

This guide will be switching to membership-only sometime in the near future.

Why?

Because I’ll be introducing YouTube videos to farming the ore, as well as the gold I’ve made from the ore, to maps that don’t make you like/share, plus there will be no ads, like you find on the freebie posts.

Introduction

This Mining guide doesn’t show you the fastest way to level your Mining profession from 1-800–those guides are all over on the web!–but instead reveals the best zones for each ore, the gold I’ve made from those ores, and the links to my freebie pages. These pages may also reveal more gold screenshots for other materials.

This guide is updated for patch 7.3.

Where do I get Mining?

Before you get started with this profession, you’ll be needing the profession. So here’s a list of the different trainers you can find throughout the world. The links will take you to WoWHead pages.

Continent: Eastern Kingdoms

Continent: Kalimdor

Continent: Northrend

Continent: Outland

Continent: Pandaria

Continent: The Broken Isles

What other professions should I get?

You can get any profession you want, but the four that go great with this profession are either AlchemyBlacksmithing, Jewelcrafting, or Engineering.

Should I be a specific class?

  • Druids will help you pop in and out of flight form fast when mining out in the open world.
  • Highmountain Taurens will provide you with a racial bonus to mining speed.
  • Demon Hunters are nice for indoor use, regarding their speed at getting around.

Apart from those, don’t need to be any specific class for this, aside from maybe a class that’s benefited by one of the professions that go with Mining.

How do I find ore?

Got your Mining profession? Great! On your minimap, there’s an icon you can click that’ll extend a dropdown menu. Find and check ‘Find Minerals’ and you’re good to go!

Any addons I should get?

highly recommend Gathermate2 and Gathermate2_Data. They’re two of the same addons that coexist with one another in order to show you all the locations of the different ore of the world. I also use both FarmHUD and Routes.

  • Gold section needs added (Patreon supporters only)
    • Screenshots of average gold sold for.
    • Information on what the mat is good for.
      • If it’s best to buy the lower price and sell higher.
  • Links to ‘ore’ and ‘stone’ posts need created and added.
  • Still need flying for WoD and Legion zones (lol)
  • Battle pets from mining.
  • Mining leveling guide.
  • Mobs you can mine.
  • Acknowledgment section for those who have helped.

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Ore & Stone Locations

As you read this section, you’ll find the links to various ores and stones you can acquire via the Mining profession. The links will take you to the freebie pages that tell you about the mats in question.

This section is to keep everything in front of you, so you can find what you’re looking for and the information you need. Such as the best place for an item without an overload of information.

Note: These routes were timed for 30 minutes on a Horde Druid (unless stated otherwise).

Coarse Stone

  • ► Ashenvale – Map
    • 316
  • ► Hillsbrad Foothills – Map
    • 431
  • ► Stonetalon Mountains – Map
    • 285

Copper Ore

  • ► Azshara – Map
    • 269
  • ► Darkshore – Map
    • 430
  • ► Durotar – Map
    • 362
  • ► Elwynn Forest – Map
    • 247
  • ► Mulgore – Map
    • 323

Dark Iron Ore

  • ► Molten Core – full run
    • ♦ 53

Dense Stone

  • ► Silithus – Map
    • 555
  • ► Un’Goro Crater – Map
    • 500
  • ► Winterspring – Map
    • 461

Gold Ore

  • ► Desolace – Map
    • 16
  • ► Eastern Plaguelands – Map
    • 13
  • ► Felwood – Map
    • 18
  • ► Feralas – Map
    • 12
  • ► Western Plaguelands – Map
    • 27

Heavy Stone

  • ► Desolace – Map
    • 324
  • ► Eastern Plaguelands – Map
    • 302
  • ► Feralas – Map
    • 430
  • ► Southern Barrens – Map
    • 241
  • ► Western Plaguelands – Map
    • 373

Iron Ore

  • ► Desolace – Map
    • 279
  • ► Eastern Plaguelands – Map
    • 271
  • ► Feralas – Map
    • 363
  • ► Southern Barrens – Map
    • 219
  • ► Western Plaguelands – Map
    • 323

Large Obsidian Shard

  • ► The Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj – full run
    • 1
  • ► The Temple of Ahn’Qiraj – full run
    • 5

Mithril Ore

  • ► Felwood – Map
    • 369
  • ► Thousand Needles – Map
    • 208

Rough Stone

  • ► Azshara – Map
    • ♦ 245
  • ► Darkshore – Map
    • 449
  • ► Durotar – Map
    • 322
  • ► Elwynn Forest – Map
    • ♦ 228
  • ► Mulgore – Map
    • 294

Silver Ore

  • ► Hillsbrad Foothills – Map
    • 20
  • ► Stonetalon Mountains – Map
    • 22

Small Obsidian Shard

  • ► The Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj – full run
    • 15
  • ► The Temple of Ahn’Qiraj – full run
    • 18

Solid Stone

  • ► Felwood – Map
    • 422
  • ► Thousand Needles – Map
    • 226

Thorium Ore

  • ► Silithus – Map
    • 399
  • ► Un’Goro Crater – Map
    • 358
  • ► Winterspring – Map
    • 357

Tin Ore

  • ► Ashenvale – Map
    • 316
  • ► Hillsbrad Foothills – Map
    • 350
  • ► Stonetalon Mountains – Map
    • 211

Truesilver Ore

  • ► Felwood – Map
    • 13
  • ► Silithus – Map
    • 34
  • ► Thousand Needles – Map
    • 14
  • ► Winterspring – Map
    • 29

Adamantite Ore

  • ► Blade’s Edge Mountains – Map
    • 119
  • ► Nagrand – Map
    • 146
  • ► Terokkar Forest – Map
    • 103

Eternium Ore

  • ► Blade’s Edge Mountains – Map
    • 10
  • ► Nagrand – Map
    • 27
  • ► Terokkar Forest – Map
    • 14

Fel Iron Ore

  • ► Hellfire Peninsula – Map
    • 173
  • ► Terokkar Forest – Map
    • 78

Khorium Ore

  • ► Blade’s Edge Mountains – Map
    • 7
  • ► Nagrand – Map
    • 7
  • ► Terokkar Forest – Map
    • 7

Cobalt Ore

  • ► Borean Tundra – Map
    •  152
  • ► Howling Fjord – Map
    •  175
  • ► Zul’Drak – Map
    •  127

Saronite Ore

  • ► Icecrown (Route 1) – Map
    •  177
  • ► Icecrown (Route 2) – Map
    •  98
  • ► Sholazar Basin – Map
    •  199
  • ► Wintergrasp – Map
    •  253

Titanium Ore

  • ► Icecrown (Route 1) – Map
    • 14
  • ► Icecrown (Route 2) – Map
    •  19
  • ► Wintergrasp – Map
    •  34

Elementium Ore

  • ► Deepholm – Map
    • 77
  • ► Twilight Highlands – Map
    • 101
  • ► Uldum – Map
    • 295

Obsidium Ore

  • ► Abyssal Depths 
    • 219
  • ► Deepholm – Map
    • 103
  • ► Mount Hyjal – Map
    • ♦ 280
  • ► Shimmering Expanse 
    • 355

Pyrite Ore

  • ► Twilight Highlands – Map
    • 10
  • ► Uldum – Map
    • 27

The information below is based on having the Mist-Piercing Goggles on hand.

Black Trillium Ore YouTube Video 

  • ► Dread Wastes – Map
    • 11
  • ► Kun-Lai Summit – Map
    • 17
  • ► Vale of Eternal Blossoms – Map
    • 23

Ghost Iron Ore

  • ► Dread Wastes – Map
    • 312
  • ► Kun-Lai Summit – Map
    • 329
  • ► The Jade Forest – Map
    • 328
  • ► Townlong Steppes – Map
    • 134
  • ► Vale of Eternal Blossoms – Map
    • ♦ 436

Kyparite

  • ► Dread Wastes – Map
    • 91
  • ► Townlong Steppes – Map
    • 76

White Trillium Ore  YouTube Video

  • ► Dread Wastes – Map
    • 11
  • ► Kun-Lai Summit – Map
    • 11
  • ► Vale of Eternal Blossoms – Map
    • 14

Blackrock Ore

Draenic Stone

True Iron Ore

Felslate

Infernal Brimstone

Leystone Ore

Goldmaking via Ore & Stone

Ready for some screenshots of my average sales of ore and stones? Want to know what I believe is the best ores/stones to get your hands on for whatever reason? How about some tips and trick of mine regarding the whole mining thing?

Get ready.

Get set.

Aaaand…

Before you go anywhere, I won’t be stating which realms the prices are from, but you should know that every realm is different, now will I always keep up-to-date with my sales–which is why it’s stated what patch this is updated for.

Now, GO.

You expected to find something before this page became membership-only?

Pffft….

  1. Material name & link
  2. How I sell it.
  3. Screenshot of gold average.
  4. What it’s useful for.
  5. Worth it to buy?
  6. Best place to farm.