Mining (Rift Profession)  

Quick Facts

  • Skill: Gathering
  • Workstation: Forge
  • Tracking: Track Ore
  • Levels
    • 1 - 75 Novice
    • 75 - 150 Skilled
    • 150 - 225 Expert
    • 225 - 300 Master
    • 300 - 375 Grandmaster
  • Mining Recipes

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Mining is one of three Gathering professions and yields Minerals (Ore and Gems). Miners do not use their own products but supply them to others. The professions most in need of Miners are: Armorsmith, Artificer, and Weaponsmith.
  • Harvesting Mineral nodes can yield ore and gem containers.
  • Mining nodes are found almost exclusively on or near rocks. This can be a cliff face, a small rock on the ground, or a large boulder.
  • No special tools are required to mine.
  • Use the Forge to smelt Ore into Bars.

Beginning with patch 1.6, Miners can mine ore from the corpses of Earth Elementals, Orelings, Golems, Constructs and other metal-based creatures. The ore thus mined will be equivalent level to the ore nodes available in that zone.

This actually provides a marvelous way to level up your skill, as you cannot always know exactly where to find a resource node, but you can almost always find lots of a particular type of mob. For instance, at 195 you can harvest Orelings in Tempest Plains of Shimmersand, where they are so thick you cannot swing a cat without hitting one. Thicker than mosquitoes in Texas in July. At skill 210, you can move to Deadman Gorge and harvest the Golems there.

Trainers

Faction Name Location Coordinates
Novice
Defiant Thos Nishim King's Retreat, Freemarch 6270,4535
Defiant Vince Rottock Ark of the Ascended, Freemarch 6200,4335
Guardian Graf Nortage Argent Glade, Silverwood 6065,2976
Guardian Milton Ennler Divine Landing, Silverwood 6220,3860
Skilled
Guardian Elgin Pratt Overwatch, Scarlet Gorge 3950,3025
Expert
Guardian Leonard Bagget Three Springs, Moonshade 7310,2140
Master
Defiant Kleeg Stonebreaker Epoch Plaza, Meridian 6070,5140
Guardian Walt Makee Bahralt Street, Sanctum 7410,3015
Neutral Syndel Wyrway Brigand's Bluff, Droughtlands 8665,6515
Neutral Rodney Berton Fortune's Shore, Shimmersand 6545,7025
Grandmaster
Neutral Karbon Kanton Tulan, Cape Jule 8240, 11950
Neutral Karbon Pulmonar Tuldio Retreat, Kingdom of Pelladane 7215, 5630
Neutral Polvo Rojn The Canals, Tempest Bay 12830, 11690

Skills

Recipe Skill Cost to Train
Tin Bar 1 3 
Copper Bar 35 1 5 
Bronze Bar 50 1 50  or quest
Iron Bar 75 2 25 
Silver Bar 75 2 25 
Chromite Bar 115 3 45 
Steel Bar 115 3 45  or quest
Cobalt Bar 145 4 35 
Gold Bar 145 4 35 
Titanium Bar 185 5 55 
Darkmetal Bar 185 5 55  or quest
Carmintium Bar 225 6 75 
Platinum Bar 260 6 75 
Orichalcum Bar 260 7 80 
Cinerium Bar 280 8 65  or quest
Gantimite Bar 290 11 51 
Tempered Orichalcum Bar 300 20 0 41 
Karthite Bar 330 87 69 
Shipment of Gantimite Bars 335 7 0 0 
Rhenium Bar 350 1 25 78 
Shipment of Karthite Bars 350 9 0 0 
Rhenium Superalloy 375 30 0 0 
Shipment of Rhenium Bars 375 11 0 0 

Quests

The following quests are item-triggered by rare drops. Take the item to your Master Trainer (Kleeg Stonebreaker in Meridian or Walt Makee in Sanctum) for a rare recipe. These recipes CAN be purchased, however, from your Master.

Trivia Originally, the only way to get these recipes was via these quests. That is no longer true.

Unusual Ore from Copper Vein (requires Mining 50)

Reward: Recipe: Bronze Bar

Discarded Pickaxe Head from Chromite Vein (requires Mining 115)

Reward: Recipe: Steel Bar

Mysterious Ore from Cobalt Lode or Titanium Vein (requires Mining 185)

Reward: Recipe: Darkmetal Bar

Glinting Nugget from Orichalcum Deposit (requires Mining 280)

Reward: Recipe: Cinerium Bar

See also: Weekly Harvesting Guild Quests

Ores

All ore deposits become trivial 50 levels above the minimum and will give no experience gain after that.

level Ore Gems Thumbnail Locations
0 Ore Bits Valeglass Agate
Skystone Agate
Celestite
Heartstone
Stonefield (inside the skull at Titan's Rest)
1 Tin Lode Moonstone
Sunstone
Freemarch, Silverwood
35 Copper Vein Shimmering Opal
Abyssal Opal
Freemarch, Silverwood, Stonefield, Gloamwood
75 Iron Vein Celestite
Heartstone
Stonefield, Gloamwood, Scarlet Gorge
80 Silver Vein Celestite
Heartstone
Blood Berylite
Radiant Emerald
Stonefields, Gloamwood, Scarlet Gorge, Scarwood Reach
115 Chromite Vein Blood Berylite
Radiant Emerald
Scarlet Gorge, Scarwood Reach
145 Cobalt Lode Valeglass Agate
Skystone Agate
Scarwood Reach, Droughtlands, Moonshade Highlands
150 Gold Vein Valeglass Agate
Skystone Agate
Sapphire
Ruby
Scarwood Reach, Shimmersand, Droughtlands
185 Titanium Vein Sapphire
Ruby
Stillmoor, Shimmersand, Droughtlands, Iron Pine Peak, Moonshade Highlands
200 Corolane Powder
Scarlet Gorge
225 Carmintium Deposit Brilliant Diamond
Lightsbane Diamond
Iron Pine Peak, Stillmoor, Shimmersand, Charmer's Caldera, Abyssal Precipice, Ember Isle
230 Platinum Deposit Brilliant Diamond
Lightsbane Diamond
Smooth Lightstone
Jagged Lightstone
Iron Pine Peak, Stillmoor, Shimmersand, Charmer's Caldera, Abyssal Precipice, Ember Isle
250 Orichalcum Deposit Smooth Lightstone
Jagged Lightstone
Iron Pine Peak, Stillmoor, Shimmersand, Charmer's Caldera, Abyssal Precipice, Ember Isle
290 Gantimite Vein Sphalerite
Tourmaline
Brevane, Dusken. Although any level 300-375 Mining resource can appear in any Storm Legion zone, this resource will most often be found in Cape Jule and Kingdom of Pelladane
335 Karthite Vein Sphalerite
Tourmaline
Brevane, Dusken. Although any level 300-375 Mining resource can appear in any Storm Legion zone, this resource will most often be found in Ardent Domain, City Core, Eastern Holdings, and Seratos.

375 Rhenium Vein Sphalerite
Tourmaline
Chrysoprase
Brevane, Dusken. Although any level 300-375 Mining resource can appear in any Storm Legion zone, this resource will most often be found in Kingsward, Ashora, Morban, and Steppes of Infinity.
† Mining is not required to harvest Ore Bits. Anyone can harvest this resource.

Corpse Harvesting

Beginning with patch 1.6, Miners can mine ore from the corpses of Earth Elementals, Orelings, Golems, Constructs and other metal-based creatures. The ore thus mined will be equivalent level to the ore nodes available in that zone.

This list is intended to help guide you through the fastest way to level Mining. Remember, the fastest leveling occurs when your Skill is close to the minimum skill required (Orange difficulty). This will change to Yellow 10 points above the minimum, Green 10 points after that, and Grey (trivial; no skill increase) after another 10.

Mining
Skill
Mob
Level
Example Mobs
50 19 Rocky Shamblers at Far Mine Loop in Stonefield
70 25 Lithic Smashers at Towering Steppes in Stonefield
70 26 Wandering Earth at Old Mule Run in Scarlet Gorge
90 26 Spawn of Centius at The Last Valley in Stonefield
90 27 GX-5 Excavator at Ironroot Draw in Scarlet Gorge
170 39 Golems at Grey Gardens in Moonshade Highlands
195 42 Firebrand automatons at Mage's Mark in Iron Pine Peak
43 Orelings at Tempest Plains in Shimmersand
210 45 Keepers at Deadman Gorge in Shimmersand
240 51 Golems at Hammerknell: Runes of Corruption in Moonshade Highlands
280 50 Iron Centurion Patrollers at Dolcega Valley in Kingdom of Pelladane
50 Harbinger of Suffering at Fort Mazamar in Kingdom of Pelladane
350 60 Malfunctioning Silver Construct at Enytharis in Ashora

This page last modified 2014-03-31 15:48:40.