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WoW Classic: Mining Leveling Guide

WoW Classic: Mining Leveling Guide

Our guide to Mining in World of Warcraft: Classic will allow you quickly level from 1 to 300. Mining is one of the most iconic professions in the game and we'll show you where you can mine different ores and gems.

WoW Classic: Mining Leveling Guide

Mining is one of 12 Professions in World of Warcraft: Classic. The easiest way to start learning Mining is to simply talk to a guard in any Capital City. They will give you directions to an Mining Trainer who will help you get started.

Mining combines nicely with Engineering or Blacksmithing, as it provides easy access to needed crafting materials.

Why Choose Mining?

Mining can be very useful for every class in the game. However, there are better fits for most classes.

Taking Engineering alongside Mining is guaranteed to make you a profit, as you can either craft items for PvP or PvE, or even sell your ore.

Mining Trainer Locations

Rank & Skill Level


Apprentice (Level 1-75)

Any Capital City

Journeyman (Level 75-150)

Any Capital City

Expert (Level 150-225)

Any Capital City

Artisan (Level 225-300)

Any Capital City

Types of Minerals

Here is a list of minerals you can mine outside of Mining quests. They are listed alongside the profession skill level needed to mine them, in addition to the different gems you may collect from these different mineral veins.

Mineral Desposit

Mining Skill


Copper Vein


Malachite, Tigerseye, Shadowgem

Tin Vein


Jade, Moss Agate, Shadowgem, Lesser Moonstone

Silver Vein


Moss Agate, Shadowgem, Lesser Moonstone

Iron Deposit


Jade, Lesser Moonstone, Citrine, Aquamarine

Gold Vein


Jade, Lesser Moonstone, Citrine

Mithril Deposit


Citrine, Aquamarine, Star Ruby, Black Vitriol

Truesilver Deposit


Aquamarine, Citrine, Star Ruby

Dark Iron Deposit


Black Vitriol, Blood of the Mountain, Black Diamond

Small Thorium Vein


Star Ruby, Black Vitriol, Blue Sapphire, Large Opal

Rich Thorium Vein


Star Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Large Opal, Arcane Crystal,

Huge Emerald, Azerothian Diamond

Additional information

  • Smelt the ore that you've collected as it will give you Mining skill points. Don't forget to go to a furnace every once in a while to smelt the ore you've mined
  • Wearing gloves enchanted with +5 to Mining will let you mine veins that are 5 above your own skill level (shown in orange). Having this equipment will let you level up your Mining skill in an easier and faster way.

We recommend these items, if you are able to get a hold of them, as they make ranking up your Mining skill a doddle: Goblin Mining Helmet & Kul Tiran Mining Gloves

How to Level your Mining Skill



Mine these deposits until Level 65

Necessary Purchases: Mining Pick

Ore: Copper Ore

Alliance Zone: Dun Morogh

Horde Zone: Durotar

Dun Morogh - World of Warcraft: Classic
Dun Morogh
Durotar - World of Warcraft: Classic



Mine these deposits until Level 125

Ore: Tin Ore & Silver Ore

Alliance Zone: Westfall

Horde Zone: The Barrens

Westfall - World of Warcraft: Classic
The Barrens - World of Warcraft: Classic
The Barrens



Mine these deposits until Level 175

Ore: Iron Ore & Gold Ore

Contested Zones: Arathi Highlands, Stranglethorn Vale, Western Plaguelands, and Feralas

Arathi Highlands - World of Warcraft: Classic
Arathi Highlands
Stranglethorn Vale - World of Warcraft: Classic
Stranglethorn Vale
Feralas - World of Warcraft: Classic
Western Plaguelands - World of Warcraft: Classic
Western Plaguelands



Mine these deposits until Level 250

Ore: Mithril Ore & Truesilver Ore

Contested Zone: Burning Steppes and Badlands

Burning Steppes - World of Warcraft: Classic
Burning Steppes
Badlands - World of Warcraft: Classic



Mine these deposits until Level 250

Ore: Thorium Ore & Arcane Crystal

Contested Zone: The Hinterlands and Un'Goro Crater

The Hinterlands - World of Warcraft: Classic
The Hinterlands
Un'Goro Crater - World of Warcraft: Classic
Un'Goro Crater
WoW Classic: Profession Tier List

World of Warcraft: Classic has a number of professions to choose from, from crafting armour with Blacksmithing and Leatherworking to farming materials with Herbalism and Minning. With something for everyone, here is our Classic Profession tier list.

Written by Effylia, Translated from the French by Millenium.

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