Wow Mining Guide

>>Important notice: This is a 1 to 300 WoW mining guide. If you are looking for a 1-70 leveling guide, then the best one to look at is  The Ultimate World of Warcraft Guide.

>>If you are looking for a gold guide, the best one is: Gold Secrets

Before getting started with mining, you're going to need:

Ultimate WoW Guide1) Mining Skill. You get this by going to your local mining trainer to get trained.

Here are the mining trainers and their locations:

Gelman Stonehand: Stormwind, on the western end of Dwarven District (Alliance Trainer)
Kurdram Stonehammer: Darkshore, north Auberdine area. (Alliance Trainer)
Matt Johnson: Duskwood, in the north section of Darkshire. (Alliance Trainer)
Brock Stoneseeker: Loch Modan, Southwest part of Thelsamar. (Alliance Trainer)
Brom Killian: Undercity, South of the bridge leading to the War Quarter. (Horde Trainer)
Geofram Bouldertoe: Deepmountain Mining Guild in Ironforge. (Alliance Trainer)
Makaru: Orgrimmar, center of the valley of honor. (Horde Trainer)
Brek Stonehoof: Thunder Bluff, Western edge of the center plateau. (Horde Trainer)
Yarr Hammerstone: Dun Morogh, eastern edge of Kharanos. (Alliance Trainer)
Dank Drizzlecut: Dun Morogh, north of Gol'bolbar Quarry. (Alliance Trainer)

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2) A mining Pick. It's also useful for you to note that these can also be enchanted, although it makes no difference other than you get to see a glow when you equip it like a normal weapon. Seems pointless to me but some people like this as a cool feature.

3) Optional but recommended - Gloves: Get the lowest cost gloves you can locate and get them enchanted with +5 mining skill, it won't cost more than 2g.

For those who have asked, the +5 mining won't improve your chances of getting a crystal but it will increase the odds that you WON'T have a failed attempt.

Engineers Note: If you make yourself a Goblin Mining helmet this will add +5 to your mining skill.


Here are the skill requirements Vein Type:
* Copper 1
* Tin 65
* Incendicite 65
* Silver 75
* Lesser Bloodstone 75
* Iron 125
* Indurium 150
* Gold 155
* Mithril 175
* Dark Iron 230
* Truesilver 230
* Small Thorium 250
* Rich Thorium 275

Here are the skill requirements for each type of ore:

* Copper 1
* Tin 65
* Bronze 65
* Silver 75
* Iron 125
* Gold 155
* Steel 165
* Mithril 175
* Truesilver 230
* Dark Iron 230
* Thorium 250


Mining 1 - 65

Wow Mining Guide - Copper mining

I suggest that you mine approximately 50  copper then smelt. Copper is so abundant, so you can use any of the following mining routs or invent your own:

Mining Locations:

* Alterac Mountains
* Ashenvale
* Darkshore
* Desolace
* Dun Morogh
* Durotar
* Duskwood
* Elwynn Forest
* Hillsbrad Foothills
* Loch Modan
* Mulgore
* Redridge Mountains
* Silverpine Forest
* Stonetalon Mountains
* The Barrens
* Thousand Needles, Tirisfal Glades, Westfall, and Wetlands


- Tauren: Mulgore: Simply choose any starting point and follow the cliffs all the way around. Don't forget to check out the Venture Co mine. You should get about 40-50 copper on this run.

- Orc and Troll: An easy method is to just complete whole circuits of Durotar. However there is so much copper around that you might find it more fun to start at Razor Hill and move west towards the Quilboar grounds, hugging the clif face until you reacht he river and then move up north till you reach Orgrimmar. Next move east till you see a small farmstead, then head south and drop into the canyon. If you follow the canyon out and head south east, you'll reach razor hill again. By the end of this you'll have about 25-30 copper ores.

- Undead: Beginning at the entrance of DeathKnell, head south and follow the cliffs all the way round, past the Undercity, up to the bulwark. Now head up north to Scarlet monastery, hugging the cliffs as you go. Move west when you reach the coast, then move south to follow the cliffs down to Agamand Mills. After that follow those hills south again back to the entrace of Deathknell. You should get about 30-40 copper ore from this run.


- Night elves: Darnassus has no ores at all, so you must go to Darkshore. Start at Auberdine and the go east till you reach the cliffs at the top of the map. Now move southwards, hug the cliff face as move. Upon arriving at the entrance of Ashenvale, move west to the coast then north back to Auberdine. Now go east, just like before, except this time when you arrive at the cliffs, head northwards, following the clifts round the coast heading south again to Auberdine. This is a figure 8 pattern and you'll find it easir than taking Auberdine in one whole route. you'll get about 40-50 copper ores from this.

Dwarves and Gnomes: Copper is everywhere, so you really don't need a route here.

Human: Beginning at Goldshire and heading east to the north of Crystal Lake, when you  arrive at th north of the logging camp, go south. Follow the river to the border of Duskwood and Elwyn forest, then move north west and return to goldshire. If you visit at least 2 mines on this trek, you'll get about 30-40 copper ores.

Ok, so now that you've followed my 1-65 Wow Mining Guide, you'll want to move on to 66 and above mining, that is all covered in the Ultimate World of Warcraft Guide below: 

Ultimate WoW Guide 

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