Mining Guide 1-525

cataclysm classic mining guide 1 525
  • Author: Furious
  • Date: October 7, 2023
  • Updated: April 30, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

Welcome to our comprehensive guide, meticulously crafted for enthusiasts looking to master the Mining profession from levels 1 to 525 in World of Warcraft Cataclysm! Mining, revered as a lucrative endeavor, is not only straightforward to level but is also a keystone for several demanding professions, making it a sought-after and rewarding skill to acquire and enhance.

Mining as a profession pairs well with:

Ore Type
Description
Obsidium Ore
A common metal introduced in the Cataclysm expansion. Typically found in initial zones impacted by the Cataclysm events. Serves as a fundamental resource for early-level mining and blacksmithing.
Elementium Ore
A higher-level ore prevalent in more advanced zones. Valued for its utility in crafting advanced weaponry and armor. Essential for mid-to-high level crafting requirements.
Pyrite Ore
A rare ore occasionally located in place of Elementium deposits. Due to its scarcity, it is highly valued in markets and crafting for high-end equipment. Its rarity makes it a target for mining enthusiasts aiming for valuable finds.
Ore Type
Required Mining Level
Copper Vein
1
Tin Vein
50
Bronze (Smelted, not mined)
50
Silver Vein
75
Iron Deposit
125
Gold Vein
155
Steel (Smelted, not mined)
125
Mithril Deposit
175
Truesilver Deposit
205
Dark Iron Deposit
230
Small Thorium Vein
230
Rich Thorium Vein
255
Fel Iron Deposit
275
Adamantite Deposit
325
Felsteel (Smelted, not mined)
350
Rich Adamantite Deposit
350
Cobalt Deposit
350
Khorium Vein
375
Rich Cobalt Deposit
375
Saronite Deposit
400
Rich Saronite Deposit
425
Obsidium Deposit
425
Pure Saronite Deposit
450
Rich Obsidium Deposit
450
Titanium Vein
450
Elementium Vein
475
Rich Elementium Vein
500
Pyrite Deposit
525
Rich Pyrite Deposit
525
Ore
Mining Level
Copper
1
Bronze
50
Tin
50
Silver
65
Iron
100
Gold
115
Steel
125
Mithril
150
Truesilver
165
Thorium
200
Fel Iron
275
Adamantite
325
Cobalt
350
Eternium
350
Felsteel
350
Hardened Adamantite
375
Khorium
375
Saronite
400
Obsidium
425
Titanium
450
Titansteel
450
Elementium
475
Hardened Elementium
500
Pyrite
525
  • Leveling from 1 to 525 through smelting is faster but more expensive, costing thousands of gold.
  • Smelting can be a primary method for levels 1 to 340 and 350 to 525, with actual mining required for levels 340 to 350 and 375 to 400.
Level Range
Product
Skill Level (Orange/Yellow/Green/Grey)
1-50
Copper Bar
1 / 20 / 40 / 60
50-70
Tin Bar
x / 50 / 57 / 75
70-90
Bronze Bar
x / 50 / 75 / 100
90-100
Silver Bar
65 / 100 / 105 / 110
100-125
Iron Bar
x / 100 / 125 / 150
125-135
Steel Bar
x / 125 / 130 / 135
135-150
Gold Bar
115 / 150 / 155 / 160
150-185
Mithril Bar
x / 150 / 175 / 200
185-200
Truesilver Bar
165 / 200 / 205 / 210
200-275
Thorium Bar
x / 230 / 245 / 290
275-325
Fel Iron Bar
x / 275 / 300 / 325
300-375
Enchanted Elementium Bar
300 / 350 / 362 / 375
325-340
Adamantite Bar
x / 325 / 332 / 340
340-350
Mine or make Enchanted Elementium
350-365
Eternium Bar
x / 350 / 357 / 365
350-365
Felsteel Bar
x / 350 / 357 / 375
350-375
Cobalt Bar
x / 350 / 362 / 375
375-400
Actual mining required
400-425
Saronite Bar
x / 400 / 412 / 425
425-475
Obsidium Bar
x / 425 / 437 / 475
475-500
Elementium Bar
x / x / 475 / 500
500-525
Hardened Elementium Bar
x / x / 500 / 525

Mining Trainer Locations

  • Krunn (51.8, 40.8), Durotar
  • Johan Focht (43.4, 40.6), Silverpine Forest
  • Belil (79.2, 42.2), Silvermoon City
  • Brek Stonehoof (34.6, 57.6), Thunder Bluff
  • Brom Killian (56.0, 37.0), Undercity
  • Makaru (73.0, 27.0), Orgrimmar
  • Krugosh (55.4, 37.6), Hellfire Peninsula
  • Brunna Ironaxe (42.6, 53.2), Borean Tundra
  • Jonathan Lewis (79.2, 29.0), Howling Fjord
  • Pikkle (51.0, 28.0), Tanaris
  • Fono (36.0, 48.6), Shattrath City
  • Hanlir (58.6, 75.0), Shattrath City
  • Jedidiah Handers (41.2, 27.2), Dalaran

1 – 50: Copper Ore

  • Players below level 20 should simply mine in their current questing zone, where Copper Ore is also plentiful.
  • You can also use our standalone Copper Ore Farming Guide.
Zone
Faction
Race
Level Range
Darkshore world of warcraft star icon
Alliance
Night Elves & Worgen
10-20
Durotar world of warcraft star icon
Horde
Orc & Troll
1-10
Azuremyst Isle
Alliance
Draenei
1-10
Elwynn Forest
Alliance
Human
1-10
Dun Morogh
Alliance
Dwarves & Gnomes
1-10
Azshara
Horde
Goblins
10-20
Eversong Woods
Horde
Blood Elves
1-10
Mulgore
Horde
Tauren
1-10
Tirisfal Glades
Horde
Undead
1-10
world of warcraft star icon Zones denoted with a star tend to be the best for farming the ore.
cataclysm classic mining copper darkshore
Darkshore Copper Mining Route
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Azuremyst Isle Copper Mining Route
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Dun Morogh Copper Mining Route
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Elwynn Forest Copper Mining Route
cataclysm classic mining copper durotar
Durotar Copper Mining Routes
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Azshara Copper Mining Routes
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Eversong Woods Copper Mining Routes
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Mulgore Copper Mining Routes
cataclysm classic mining copper tirisfal glades
Tirisfal Glades Copper Mining Routes

50 – 100: Tin & Silver

Zone
Faction
Level Range
Hillsbrad Foothills world of warcraft star icon
[A][H]
20-25
Ashenvale
[A][H]
20-25
Northern Stranglethorn
[A][H]
20-25
world of warcraft star icon Zones denoted with a star tend to be the best for farming the ore.
cataclysm classic mining tin silver hillsbrad foothills
Focus inside the red area as it has many Tin ore nodes and respawns quickly. However you can also follow the cliffs/ledges in the orange area for a few moments to give them time to respawn as needed.
Caves also contain large quantities of ore.
cataclysm classic mining tin silver northern stranglethorn
Northern Stranglethorn Mining Routes
cataclysm classic mining tin silver ashenvale
Ashenvale Mining Routes

100 – 150: Iron & Gold

Zone
Faction
Level Range
Feralas world of warcraft star icon
[A][H]
35-40
Western Plaguelands world of warcraft star icon
[A][H]
35-40
The Cape of Stranglethorn
[A][H]
30-35
world of warcraft star icon Zones denoted with a star tend to be the best for farming the ore.
cataclysm classic mining iron gold feralas
Feralas Iron & Gold Mining Route
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Western Plaguelands Iron & Gold Mining Route
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The Cape of Stranglethorn Iron & Gold Mining Route

150 – 200: Mithril & Truesilver

Zone
Faction
Level Range
Burning Steppes world of warcraft star icon
[A][H]
49-52
Felwood world of warcraft star icon
[A][H]
45-50
Badlands
[A][H]
44-48
cataclysm classic mining mithril truesilver burning steppes
Burning Steppes Mining Route
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Felwood Mining Route
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Badlands Mining Route

200 – 275: Thorium

  • Visit the trainer and learn Artisan Mining.
  • To speed things up and make it smoother you should purchase enough Thorium Ore to get your mining to 215 which will enable you to mine Rich Thorium Veins.
  • At 275 you can go to Outlands and start mining Fel Iron, but you can also continue until your mining level is 300.
  • You can also use our standalone Thorium Ore Farming Guide
Zone
Faction
Level Range
Un’Goro Crater world of warcraft star icon
[A][H]
50-55
Winterspring world of warcraft star icon
[A][H]
50-55
Silithus
[A][H]
55-60
Blasted Lands
[A][H]
54-60
world of warcraft star icon Zones denoted with a star tend to be the best for farming the ore.
cataclysm classic mining thorium ungoro crater
Un’Goro Crater Mining Route
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Winterspring Mining Route
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Silithus Mining Route
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Blasted Lands Mining Route

275 – 325: Fel Iron

  • Visit the trainer and learn Master Mining.
  • If you prefer you can mine Fel Iron until level 350.
  • You can also use our standalone Fel Iron Ore Farming Guide.
Zone
Faction
Level Range
Hellfire Peninsula
[A][H]
58-63
cataclysm classic mining fel iron hellfire peninsula
Hellfire Peninsula Mining Route

325 – 350: Adamantite Ore

  • Note that you will be unable to mine Rich Adamantite ore that you come across until level 350 in mining.
  • You can also use our standalone Adamantite Ore Farming Guide.
Zone
Faction
Level Range
Nagrand world of warcraft star icon
[A][H]
64-67
Netherstorm
[A][H]
67-70
  • The red circles are caves that frequently have a lot of ore deposits.
cataclysm classic mining adamantite ore nagrand
Nagrand Mining Route

350 – 400: Cobalt Ore

  • Visit the trainer and learn Grand Master Mining.
  • Note that you will be unable to mine Rich Cobalt ore that you come across until level 375 in mining.
  • If you prefer you can mine Cobalt until level 450.
  • You can also use our standalone Cobalt Ore Farming Guide.
Zone
Faction
Level Range
Howling Fjord world of warcraft star icon
[A][H]
68-72
Borean Tundra
[A][H]
68-72
world of warcraft star icon Zones denoted with a star tend to be the best for farming the ore.
cataclysm classic mining cobalt ore howling fjord
Howling Fjord Mining Route
cataclysm classic mining cobalt ore borean tundra
Borean Tundra Mining Route

400 – 425: Saronite Ore

  • Note that you will be unable to mine Rich Saronite ore that you come across until level 425 in mining.
  • Titanium Veins may also present but require a higher mining skill of 450.
  • You can also use our standalone Saronite Ore Farming Guide.
Zone
Faction
Level Range
Sholazar Basin world of warcraft star icon
[A][H]
76-78
Wintergrasp
[A][H]
77-80
world of warcraft star icon Zones denoted with a star tend to be the best for farming the ore.
cataclysm classic mining saronite ore sholazar basin
Sholazar Basin Mining Route
cataclysm classic mining saronite ore wintergrasp
Wintergrasp Mining Route

425 – 475: Obsidium Ore

  • Visit the trainer and learn Illustrious Grand Master Mining.
  • Mining in Vashj’ir works best once you have your underwater mount.
  • You can also use our standalone Obsidium Ore Farming Guide.
Zone
Faction
Level Range
Mount Hyjal world of warcraft star icon
[A][H]
80-82
Vashj’ir
[A][H]
80-82
world of warcraft star icon Zones denoted with a star tend to be the best for farming the ore.
cataclysm classic mining obsidium ore mount hyjal
Mount Hyjal Mining Route
cataclysm classic mining obsidium ore vashjir
Abyssal Depths Mining Route
cataclysm classic mining obsidium ore vashjir shimmering expanse
Shimmering Expanse Route

475 – 525: Elementium Ore

  • Note that you will be unable to mine Pyrite ore that you come across until level 525 in mining.
  • You can also use our standalone Elementium Ore Farming Guide.
Zone
Faction
Level Range
Twilight Highlands world of warcraft star icon
[A][H]
84-85
Uldum
[A][H]
83-84
Deepholm
[A][H]
82-83
world of warcraft star icon Zones denoted with a star tend to be the best for farming the ore.
cataclysm classic mining elementium ore twilight highlands
Twilight Highlands Mining Route
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Uldum Mining Route
cataclysm classic mining elementium ore deepholm
Deepholm Mining Route

 

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Furious

If I'm not working or spending time with the family I'm probably gaming. Some of my favorite recent games I've played are Far Cry 5, World of Warcraft Classic, and 7 Days to Die.
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