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About Mining[]

A gathering profession focusing on extracting usable metals and gems from rocky outcrops.

While mining nodes can be found just about anywhere they're most often found in rocky areas, on the side of cliffs, in construction and quarry areas, and caves. When it comes to caves, the deeper and larger the cave, the more likely for there to be mining nodes; Very deep and complex caves are also more likely to contain rare mining nodes.

Mining nodes come in a few different forms. Iron Veins are the most basic vein, and provide Iron Ore, Raw Stone, and a chance for Pure Iron Ore. Fortuna Veins give a chance for Copper Ore, Silver Ore, Gold Ore, Archeum Ore, Crystals, or Precious gems. Fortuna Veins have a chance to appear immediately following mining of an Iron Vein.

Auroria Mineral Water is found on Auroria. When mined, it places a trade pack on your back that you can use to water Archeum Trees and douse Fiery Trees in the Calmlands.

Anya Veins are special veins found on Auroria that require 50,000 Mining skill to mine.

At 50,000 Mining skill the Blue Salt Brotherhood offers a quest which gives the title "Pickaxe Percussionist" (+1000 Mining proficiency and +10 Stamina)

To mine a vein an amount of labor points are required,

Vein Labor Points Required Mining
Iron 10 0
Fortune 20 0
Star Shard 25 0
Anya 50 50,000
Thiorium 100 0
Chaos Starstone


Miner's outfit


Normal Ore Rare Ore
25 Iron Ore 25 Pure Iron Ore
Copper Ore Copper Ore Copper Ore Pure Copper Ore
Starshard Chip Star Shard Chip -
Silver Ore Silver Ore Silver Ore Pure Silver Ore
Gold Ore Gold Ore Gold Ore Pure Gold Ore
Archeum Ore Archeum Ore Archeum Ore Pure Archeum Ore


Icon item 0157 Diamond
Icon item 0583 Amethyst
Icon item 0160 Emerald
Icon item 0158 Ruby
Icon item 0159 Sapphire
Icon item 0326 Topaz