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Mined from the rich earth of Azeroth and Lordaeron, this precious metal is commonly used in exchange for goods and services. As a rare substance that is always in short supply, gold must be dug out from the rock and soil within established gold mines. Many of these mines were abandoned when the orc raids began and the workers fled for their very lives. Since the beginning of the Second War, these sites are frequently operated while under the protection of military forces. Gold was scarce in Lordaeron, even in the height of the Alliance's power.
Gold veins are a type of mineral deposit which can be mined at mining skill level 155. According to Thottbot, gold veins are mined most often in the Badlands, Burning Steppes, and Arathi Highlands. This gold ore can then be smelted into gold bars at the forge also at the same minimum skill level.
- Mining turns Green at 205