WoW Rare Ore Gathering Guide
This WoW Rare Ore Gathering Guide details the best locations to mine various rare ore types in the World of Warcraft. Ore is primarily required for the Blacksmithing, Engineering and Jewelcrafting professions.
Updated for WoW patch 5.2
Ore is mined from nodes, which are usually found in sloped areas throughout most of the zones, dungeons and raids in World of Warcraft. Rare ores spawn occassionally in the same node locations as other more commonly available ores. This makes them difficult to farm, as there is no guarantee that a node will spawn as a rare ore rather than a common ore. This guide will indicate the areas for each rare ore type where based on the proximity and density of nodes, there is the highest likelihood of being able to find some rare ore.
Ore Gathering Guide Shortcuts
Silver Ore is mined from Silver Veins which spawn most often in the same location as Tin Veins and less often in the same location as Iron Deposits. The zones with the highest occurence of Silver Veins are: Feralas, Hillsbrad Foothills and Northern Stranglethorn.
I found Northern Stranglethorn to have the highest occurence of Silver Veins available.
Gold Ore is mined from Gold Veins which spawn most often in the same location as Iron Deposist and less often in the same location as Mithril Deposits. The zones with the highest occurence of Gold Veins are: Felwood, Feralas and Western Plaguelands.
Western Plaguelands tends to ahve the highest occurence of Gold Veins.
Truesilver Ore is mined from Truesilver Deposits which spawn most often in the same location as Mithril Deposits and less often in the same location as Thorium Veins. The zones with the highest occurence of Truesilver Deposits are: Badlands, Burning Steppes, Felwood, Searing Gorge, Silithus, Thousand Needles and Winterspring.
For me personally the zone with the highest occurence of Truesilver Deposists appears to be Felwood.
Khorium Ore is mined from Khorium Veins which spawn in the same location as Adamantite Deposits. The zones with the highest occurence of Khorium Veins are: Blade’s Edge Mountains, Nagrand and Netherstorm.
I would say that Nagrand is your best bet for finding Khorium Veins. Follow the same route used for Adamantite and maybe venture into Twilight Ridge (marked with an X) if you aren’t having any luck on the route.
Titanium Ore is mined from Titanium Veins which spawn in the same location as Saronite Deposits. The zones with the highest density of Titanium Veins are: Icecrown and Sholazar Basin.
My preferred zone for trying to farm Titanium Ore is Sholazar Basin.
Pyrite Ore is mined from Pyrite Deposits and Rich Pyrite Deposits which spawn in the same location as Elementium Veins. The only zones where Pyrite Deposits spawn are: Twilight Higlands and Uldum. The only zones where Rich Pyrite Deposits spawn are: Tol Barad and Tol Barad Peninsula.
Twilight Highlands is probably the best location to try and farm Pyrite Ore.
I hoped you found this WoW Rare Ore Gathering Guide useful and that it has helped you farm whatever ore you need. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think and if you’re aware of any other great leather farming locations please share them here.