Item Level: 25
Skill Requirement: Mining Level 115
Recommended Level: 35+
Farming Gold Ore is a great way to make gold. There usually isn’t much gold ore or gold bars on the auction house, and as a miner you can smelt the gold ore into gold bars to sell them that way. When farming Gold Ore you will also find yourself collecting a lot of Iron Ore and Mithril. You need at least 115 Mining to gather Gold and you’ll probably want to be level 35-50 (see the specific routes for details). Gold Veins spawn over top Iron Veins, so make sure that you empty out Iron Veins if you are looking for Gold. There is a huge range that Gold Ore/Bars sell for on the auction house. Anywhere from 10 silver each to 2 gold each.
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Where to Farm Gold
Farming Gold Ore in Western Plaguelands
The best place to farm Gold Ore is in Western Plaguelands. You’ll want to be about level 35-40, stick to WPL though, EPL does not have nearly as many potential gold veins. You will also find a lot of Iron Ore here, make sure you empty out the Iron Veins since the Gold Veins will spawn where the Iron Veins were.
Farming Gold Ore in Felwood
Felwood is the next best place to farm Gold Ore. You’ll want to be between level 45-50 though. For some reason this place is the best place on Kalimdor to farm Gold Ore, even though it’s mostly Mithril Veins. Make sure you clear out all the Mithril and Iron Veins as you look for Gold Veins. If this place doesn’t work out for you, Western Plaguelands is probably a better bet. Here’s the best mining route for Feralas:
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