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Mineral

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Minerals are precious stone items often usable as an ingredient for professions. Unlike cut gems, minerals must be crafted into another item to gain any sort of bonus. The majority of minerals are found via Mining or [Prospecting]. Most minerals also have a small world-drop rate from mobs, and can be found in chests and lockboxes. The Burning Crusade minerals can be mined off of some Outland mobs, in a similar fashion to skinning for leathers.

See also

  • Pearl, which are not precious stones, but are put to use in much the same way.
  • Gem, for socketable gems created by jewelers

Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor Minerals

Minerals present in the original World of Warcraft, and generally restricted to zones below level 60.

Mineral Source
 [Malachite] Copper Veins
 [Tigerseye] Copper Veins
 [Shadowgem] Copper Veins & Tin Veins
 [Lesser Moonstone] Tin Veins
 [Moss Agate] Tin Veins
 [Jade] Iron Deposits & Tin Veins
 [Citrine] Iron Deposits & Mithril Deposits
 [Aquamarine] Mithril Deposits
 [Star Ruby] Mithril Deposits
 [Large Opal] Thorium Veins
 [Blue Sapphire] Thorium Veins
 [Huge Emerald] Thorium Veins
 [Azerothian Diamond] Thorium Veins
 [Arcane Crystal] Thorium Veins
 [Black Diamond] Dark Iron Deposits
 [Black Vitriol] Dark Iron Deposits & Mithril Deposits
 [Blood of the Mountain] Dark Iron Deposits & Molten Destroyer
 [Pristine Black Diamond] Drop
 [Souldarite] Hakkari Thorium Veins in Zul'Gurub

The Burning Crusade Outland Minerals

Mineral Source Color
 [Blood Garnet] Mining / Drop / Pickpocket Red UI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Flame Spessarite] Mining / Drop / Pickpocket Orange UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Golden Draenite] Mining / Drop / Pickpocket Yellow UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Deep Peridot] Mining / Drop / Pickpocket Green UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Azure Moonstone] Mining / Drop / Pickpocket Blue UI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Shadow Draenite] Mining / Drop / Pickpocket Purple UI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Living Ruby] Mining / Drop / Pickpocket Red UI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Noble Topaz] Mining / Drop / Pickpocket Orange UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Dawnstone] Mining / Drop / Pickpocket Yellow UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Talasite] Mining / Drop / Pickpocket Green UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Star of Elune] Mining / Drop / Pickpocket Blue UI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Nightseye] Mining / Drop / Pickpocket Purple UI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Crimson Spinel] Drop / Vendor Red UI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Pyrestone] Drop / Vendor Orange UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Lionseye] Drop / Vendor Yellow UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Seaspray Emerald] Drop / Vendor Green UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Empyrean Sapphire] Drop / Vendor Blue UI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Shadowsong Amethyst] Drop / Vendor Purple UI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Red.png

Wrath of the Lich King Northrend Minerals

Mineral Source Color
 [Bloodstone] Mining / Prospecting Red UI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Chalcedony] Mining / Prospecting Blue UI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Sun Crystal] Mining / Prospecting Yellow UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Dark Jade] Mining / Prospecting Green UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Huge Citrine] Mining / Prospecting Orange UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Shadow Crystal] Mining / Prospecting Purple UI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Scarlet Ruby] Mining / Prospecting Red UI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Sky Sapphire] Mining / Prospecting Blue UI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Autumn's Glow] Mining / Prospecting Yellow UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Forest Emerald] Mining / Prospecting Green UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Monarch Topaz] Mining / Prospecting Orange UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Twilight Opal] Mining / Prospecting Purple UI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Cardinal Ruby] Crafted / Drop / Prospecting / PvP / Vendor Red UI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Majestic Zircon] Crafted / Drop / Prospecting / PvP / Vendor Blue UI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [King's Amber] Crafted / Drop / Prospecting / PvP / Vendor Yellow UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Eye of Zul] Crafted / Drop / Prospecting / PvP / Vendor Green UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Ametrine] Crafted / Drop / Prospecting / PvP / Vendor Orange UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Dreadstone] Crafted / Drop / Prospecting / PvP / Vendor Purple UI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Dragon's Eye] Crafted / Vendor Color depends on specific cut

Cataclysm Cataclysm Minerals

Mineral Source Color
 [Carnelian] Mining / Prospecting Red UI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Zephyrite] Mining / Prospecting Blue UI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Alicite] Mining / Prospecting Yellow UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Jasper] Mining / Prospecting Green UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Hessonite] Mining / Prospecting Orange UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Nightstone] Mining / Prospecting Purple UI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Inferno Ruby] Mining / Prospecting Red UI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Ocean Sapphire] Mining / Prospecting Blue UI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Amberjewel] Mining / Prospecting Yellow UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Dream Emerald] Mining / Prospecting Green UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Ember Topaz] Mining / Prospecting Orange UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Demonseye] Mining / Prospecting Purple UI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Queen's Garnet] Mining / Prospecting Red UI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Deepholm Iolite] Mining / Prospecting Blue UI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Lightstone] Mining / Prospecting Yellow UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Elven Peridot] Mining / Prospecting Green UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
 [Lava Coral] Mining / Prospecting Orange UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
 [Shadow Spinel] Mining / Prospecting Purple UI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Red.png
 [Chimera's Eye] Crafted / Vendor Color depends on specific cut

Patch changes

WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Drop rates of gems have been increased at lower levels and decreased at higher levels.

Notes

  • A full list of all minerals, ores and crystals has been compiled here.

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