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Prospecting

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Prospecting
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  • Prospecting
  • 2 sec cast
  • Search 5 ore of a base metal for precious gems. This will destroy the ore in the process.
Usable by
Class

All

Type

N/A

School

N/A

Cooldown

None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Requirements

Level 5, Jewelcrafting (20)

Prospecting is a Jewelcrafting ability which allows the gathering of gems from raw ore that can be obtained via the Mining skill. Five ore of the same type are consumed per prospecting attempt and produces 1-3 gems, with the most common result being a single gem prospected. The gems acquired are of types which could be found by mining a mineral node of the type of ore consumed. For example, prospecting [Iron Ore] can produce [Jade] and [Citrine], which would normally be found on an iron node.

Only common ores can be prospected. [Dark Iron Ore] and quest ores that are not used in crafting cannot be prospected.

Training

Requires: Level 5, Jewelcrafting (20)

Cost: 1s

Results

Prospecting, like disenchanting and [Milling], can be boiled down to a fairly simple set of rules. When ore is prospected the results fall into three probabilities:

Note that prospecting ore will never grant a skill point in Jewelcrafting.

Ore Skill Common Gems Uncommon Gems
[Copper Ore] 20 [Tigerseye] (50%) [Shadowgem] (10%)
[Malachite] (50%)
[Tin Ore] 50 [Shadowgem] (37.5%) [Citrine] (3.33%)
[Lesser Moonstone] (37.5%) [Jade] (3.33%)
[Moss Agate] (37.5%) [Aquamarine] (3.33%)
[Iron Ore] 125 [Citrine] (30%) [Aquamarine] (5%)
[Lesser Moonstone] (30%) [Star Ruby] (5%)
[Jade] (30%)
[Mithril Ore] 175 [Citrine] (30%) [Azerothian Diamond] (2.5%)
[Star Ruby] (30%) [Blue Sapphire] (2.5%)
[Aquamarine] (30%) [Large Opal] (2.5%)
[Huge Emerald] (2.5%)
[Thorium Ore] 250 [Star Ruby] (30%) [Blood Garnet] (1.66%)
[Large Opal] (16%) [Flame Spessarite] (1.66%)
[Blue Sapphire] (16%) [Golden Draenite] (1.66%)
[Huge Emerald] (16%) [Deep Peridot] (1.66%)
[Azerothian Diamond] (16%) [Azure Moonstone] (1.66%)
[Shadow Draenite] (1.66%)
[Fel Iron Ore] 275 [Blood Garnet] (17%) [Living Ruby] (1%)
[Flame Spessarite] (17%) [Noble Topaz] (1%)
[Golden Draenite] (17%) [Dawnstone] (1%)
[Deep Peridot] (17%) [Talasite] (1%)
[Azure Moonstone] (17%) [Star of Elune] (1%)
[Shadow Draenite] (17%) [Nightseye] (1%)
[Adamantite Ore] 325 [Blood Garnet] (19%) [Living Ruby] (3%)
[Flame Spessarite] (19%) [Noble Topaz] (3%)
[Golden Draenite] (19%) [Dawnstone] (3%)
[Deep Peridot] (19%) [Talasite] (3%)
[Azure Moonstone] (19%) [Star of Elune] (3%)
[Shadow Draenite] (19%) [Nightseye] (3%)
[Cobalt Ore] 350 [Chalcedony] (25%) [Forest Emerald] (1.3%)
[Huge Citrine] (25%) [Scarlet Ruby] (1.3%)
[Bloodstone] (25%) [Twilight Opal] (1.3%)
[Shadow Crystal] (25%) [Autumn's Glow] (1.3%)
[Dark Jade] (25%) [Sky Sapphire] (1.3%)
[Sun Crystal] (25%) [Monarch Topaz] (1.3%)
[Saronite Ore] 400 [Bloodstone] (18%) [Scarlet Ruby] (4%)
[Huge Citrine] (18%) [Monarch Topaz] (4%)
[Sun Crystal] (18%) [Autumn's Glow] (4%)
[Dark Jade] (18%) [Forest Emerald] (4%)
[Chalcedony] (18%) [Sky Sapphire] (4%)
[Shadow Crystal] (18%) [Twilight Opal] (4%)
[Obsidium Ore] 425 1-2 [Carnelian] (23%) [Inferno Ruby] (1.2%)
1-2 [Alicite] (23%) [Amberjewel] (1.2%)
1-2 [Hessonite] (23%) [Ember Topaz] (1.2%)
1-2 [Jasper] (23%) [Dream Emerald] (1.2%)
1-2 [Zephyrite] (23%) [Ocean Sapphire] (1.2%)
1-2 [Nightstone] (23%) [Demonseye] (1.2%)
[Titanium Ore] 450 [Bloodstone] (25%) [Cardinal Ruby] (5%)
[Huge Citrine] (25%) [Ametrine] (5%)
[Sun Crystal] (25%) [King's Amber] (5%)
[Dark Jade] (25%) [Eye of Zul] (5%)
[Chalcedony] (25%) [Majestic Zircon] (5%)
[Shadow Crystal] (25%) [Dreadstone] (5%)
[Scarlet Ruby] (4%)
[Monarch Topaz] (4%)
[Autumn's Glow] (4%)
[Forest Emerald] (4%)
[Sky Sapphire] (4%)
[Twilight Opal] (4%)
[Elementium Ore] 475 1-2 [Carnelian] (18%) 1-2 [Inferno Ruby] (4%)
1-2 [Alicite] (18%) 1-2 [Amberjewel] (4%)
1-2 [Hessonite] (18%) 1-2 [Ember Topaz] (4%)
1-2 [Jasper] (18%) 1-2 [Dream Emerald] (4%)
1-2 [Zephyrite] (18%) 1-2 [Ocean Sapphire] (4%)
1-2 [Nightstone] (18%) 1-2 [Demonseye] (4%)
All the percentages in this table were derived from data at Wowhead.
More than one gem can be found on each prospect, so these numbers don't add up to 100%!

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