Thorium Ore

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  • Thorium Ore
  • Crafting Reagent
  • Sell Price: 2s 50c
Rich Thorium Vein in Azshara

Thorium Ore is mined from various Thorium veins, with a minimum mining skill of 200.


Small Thorium Veins

Small vein.

Small Thorium Veins can be mined at skill level 200, and produce 1 to 3 Thorium Ore. These appear in areas where the average mob level is between approximately 45 and 57.

Small Thorium veins are most commonly found in Swamp of Sorrows, Un'Goro Crater, and Winterspring, but are found elsewhere as well.

Rich Thorium Veins

Rich Thorium Veins can be mined at skill level 200, and produce 3 to 5 Thorium Ore. These appear in areas of Azeroth where the average mob level is above approximately 55.

Rich Thorium Veins are most commonly found in Silithus, Swamp of Sorrows, Un'Goro Crater and Winterspring.

Oozing Thorium Veins

Ooze Covered Rich Thorium Vein and Ooze Covered Thorium Vein are found in Silithid hives. These are essentially the same as Rich and Small Thorium Veins, respectively, but with a different appearance.

These veins are most commonly found in Silithus and Un'Goro Crater.

Also found in Thorium Veins

These items can be found in all varieties of Thorium Vein.

As an ingredient

Smelting (Mining)

Thorium Ore is smelted into Thorium Bars at a forge, requiring a mining skill of 200 or more.

Thorium Bars are used in the production of many items made by Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Engineering, and Jewelcrafting.

Prospecting (Jewelcrafting)

Thorium Ore can be prospected (consuming 5 ore) with a Jewelcrafting skill of 200 or more, resulting in:


In the RPG

Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

This rare metal combines the weight of lead with the strength of steel. Orcs prize it for weapons because the extra weight allows a skilled user to strike with more force. Thorium armor is amazingly heavy and strong-only adamantine pierces it with any degree of reliability.[1]

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Stacks to 200, up from 20.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Small Throrium Veins now sometimes will have Emeralds or Diamonds.

See also


  1. ^ Arthaus. World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, 194. ISBN 9781588467812. 

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