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Mining
Seams of ore lie buried in the mines, mountains and caves of Britannia. The skilled miner seeks out these veins to harvest ore, which can then be smelted to ingots for use in crafting items with the Blacksmithing skill.
The Tools
The pickaxe and shovel are quite useful for digging ore out of rocky nooks.
Sold by: Tinker, Miner
Crafted? Yes, using the Tinkering skill.

The fiery heat of a forge is necessary for turning piles of raw ore into ingots.
Sold by: Not sold
Crafted? Yes, using the Carpentry and Blacksmithing skills.

Raw ore is mined from ore veins found in the mountains and caves of the land.
Sold by: Not sold
Crafted? No.
Using Mining
To mine a rock formation for ore:
  • Place a shovel or pickaxe in your inventory.
  • Double-click the shovel or pickaxe.
  • Target the mountainside or cave wall.
  • If you are successful and have space available in your inventory, a pile of ore appears in your inventory. The size and type of ore mined depend upon your skill level and location.
    Smelting Ingots
    Once you've acquired a pack full of ore, you'll want to smelt it into ingots. To do so:
  • Stand near a forge.
  • Double-click a pile of ore in your pack.
  • The amount of ingots created is dependent on your Mining skill. Additionally, it may require several attempts to smelt a complete pile of ore.

    Smelting Success Rates

    The following table shows the smelting success rates for each ore at different skill levels. Notice the difference for Golden between 100 and 105 skill. You'll fail it twice as often at 100 skill as you would at 105 -- you fail 20% of the time at 100 skill, and 10% of the time at 105 skill.



    Mining Skill Level
    Ore
    Difficulty
    15
    30
    45
    60
    75
    90
    100
    105
    Iron
    50
    0%
    10%
    40%
    70%
    100%
    100%
    100%
    100%
    Dull Copper
    65
    0%
    0%
    10%
    40%
    70%
    100%
    100%
    100%
    Shadow
    70
    0%
    0%
    0%
    30%
    60%
    90%
    100%
    100%
    Copper
    75
    0%
    0%
    0%
    20%
    50%
    80%
    100%
    100%
    Bronze
    80
    0%
    0%
    0%
    10%
    40%
    70%
    90%
    100%
    Golden
    85
    0%
    0%
    0%
    0%
    30%
    60%
    80%
    90%
    Agapite
    90
    0%
    0%
    0%
    0%
    20%
    50%
    70%
    80%
    Verite
    95
    0%
    0%
    0%
    0%
    10%
    40%
    60%
    70%
    Valorite
    99
    0%
    0%
    0%
    0%
    2%
    32%
    52%
    62%
    Metal Variations
    Ore in Britannia is found in a variety of colors and variations. As a rule, the greater the rarity of an ore type, the more difficult it is to mine, smelt and craft. Britannian ores can be found in the following types:

    Ore type Relative Rarity
    Iron Ore Normal Very Common
    Dull Copper Eight times as common as Valorite
    Shadow Iron Seven times as common as Valorite
    Copper Six times as common as Valorite
    Bronze Five times as common as Valorite
    Golden Four times as common as Valorite
    Agapite Three times as common as Valorite
    Verite Twice as common as Valorite
    Valorite Rarest of all Ores

    Ore veins have a chance to change ore type every time they restock.
    Additional Minable Resources
    Miners who have read the related skill book on mining stone (that you can purchase from Gargoyle shopkeepers in Ilshenar) will be able to mine different colors of granite from the mountains and caves of Sosaria. For more information, see Masonry.

    Miners with access to the Mondain's Legacy expansion will be able to mine six rare gems that are used in many crafting recipes:
    • Blue Diamond
    • Fire Ruby
    • Perfect Emerald
    • Dark Sapphire
    • Turquoise
    • Ecru Citrine
    Additional Information
    Professional Title: Miner
    Skill Used by: Item use
    Trainers: Miner, Miner Guildmaster
    Primary Stat: Strength
    Secondary Stat: Dexterity
    Handy Additional Skills for Miners:
    Blacksmithing - Craft weapons and armor from the ingots you smelt.
    Tinkering - Craft tools and items from the ingots you smelt.

    Last Updated: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:42:20 +0000
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