WoW Mining Guide 1-450

By Michael Marneros, in , posted: 8-Apr-2009 16:59

I have been playing World of Warcraft for over 2 years, and decided to give something back, even though there are plenty (and I mean plenty) of these guides, which are all free.  I wanted to join in the fun.

I have comprised a guide for mining areas, including information on mining nodes, expected returns, additional items, trainers, suggested areas & some tips along the way from original WoW to Burning Crusade, to WotLK.

It was also my 1st attempt at working in a Drupal site, which was kinda neat.  But I do not think I will repeat the process.

Here is a snippet of the 1st few mining suggested areas.

World Warcraft Guide - Mining Guide 1-450


Mining 1-65
Mining [Copper Ore]

You will need to mine approx 30 mining nodes (each node will offer more than 1 [Copper Ore], maybe upto 5)

Mine around 50 copper and then smelt them. We suggest the following areas, try and do quests here as well, otherwise just find copper as you go.

Handy Tip: Make sure to retrain after level 50, to become a Journeyman Miner. Max level for Apprentice is 75

Handy Tip: Stay close to Hills & Mountain Ranges to find more Ore deposits (nodes)

Horde Mining 1-65
Undead: Follow the Hills!

South -> Deathknell - The Undercity - The Bulwark
North -> Scarlet Monastery to the coast
West then South -> down to Agamand Mills - Deathknell

You should get around 30-40 [Copper Ore]

Tauren: Run around the circle of hills!

Start somewhere in Mulgore and work your way around the cliffs.
Don't forget to hit up the Venture Co mines.

You should get around 40-50 [Copper Ore]

Orc & Troll: Durotar is FULL of copper, but try this small route.

West -> From Razor Hill - Quilboar grounds - the river
North -> Orgrimmar
East -> farmstead
South -> drop into the canyon - exit
South East -> Razor Hill

You should get around 25-30 [Copper Ore] on this route

Alliance Mining 1-65
Human: from Goldshire

East -> Goldshire - Crystal Lake - Logging Camp
South -> follow river - Elwyn forest and Duskwood
North West -> Goldshire (make sure you visit the two mines on this route)

You should get around 30-40 copper ore

Night Elves: Darnassus HAS NO ORES! Go to Darkshore & do a figure of 8!

East -> Auberdine - cliffs
South -> entrance of Ashenvale
West -> coast
North -> Auberdine
East -> Auberdine - cliffs
North -> follow the cliffs - edge of map
South -> - coast - Auberdine

You should get around 40-50 copper ores

Dwarves and Gnomes: Holy cow
- Dun Morogh! Just wing it! Seriously, copper is EVERYWHERE!
You should easily get around 40-50 [Copper Ore] running around here.

SMELT! (this should get you to 60ish)


Check out the complete guide here.  World Warcraft Guide - Mining Guide 1-450

Thanks for reading...
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Comment by chiefie, on 8-Apr-2009 17:19

I think you should mine for me :-D :hehe.

Author's note by kinsten, on 9-Apr-2009 08:57

@ Chiefie

Are you still playing wow?  What level you upto now?

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Michael Marneros
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