Here is the Mining leveling 1-300 guide for Classic WoW / Vanilla. Best tips for leveling your profession quickly
The Mining is a gathering profession that allows you to harvest the various deposits that litter the landscape and try to get raw metals and gems to create armor, weapons, jewelry, bars ... Some of the materials can even be used in quests!
Mining is a primary skill, which means that it counts in the limit of 2 professions that you can practice. Keep this in mind when learning Mining, because choosing to forget this profession to learn another will force you to start from scratch if you ever want to start again.
Whether for creating new objects with coarse materials or just to make money, Mining is a great skill for all classes.
Any ore will have a color code when you move your pointer over it:
Everyone without exception. All
classes can enjoy mining when you see how much gold you
can gain from it via the auction house. That
being said, mining is mainly the best choice for Warrios and Paladins because
they can couple this profession with
blacksmithing to create weapons and armor during leveling.
Here are the most recommended classes for the Mining:
If you want to level the Mining through the smelting technique, you can level your Mining skill up to 290 without extracting a single ore!
However, it will cost you a lot of gold, but you will be able to recover most of your gold invested in the sale of bars thus melted.
Smelting is a much faster and easier way of leveling the mining. This is preferable if you are already 60 and you have a well-filled portfolio. Otherwise, do the following when leveling your character.
First, visit any coach in the major cities. Ask a guard for directions if needed and learn the Mining skill
A mining pick is required then, here we go ! Can’t mine without one !
Also, please remember that mining nodes only appear on the side of hills, cliffs, mountains etc. So you're unlikely to find any ores in the great rolling plains, unless there is a small hill there.
TIPS/Optional: get the cheapest pair of gloves you can find and get them enchanted with +5 mining skill. Don’t bother with the +2 enchant as it’s not worth it. If you’re an engineer then make yourself a Goblin Mining Helmet as this will add +5 to your mining skill.
First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth. You may just ask a guard, and learn Mining. You must return to a profession trainer in order to learn the next rank to keep increasing your skill:
In these areas, you will mainly find the following resources
So now we come the real money making stuff, Mithril. This stuff is used in such quantities by Engineering and Blacksmithing that you will always sell what you mine for a good profit.
So, where to get Mithril Ore? You can find Mithril in the Hinterland. You may meet some lvl 60 doing the same profession and trying to level up their mining skills so you might have to fight or move on/flee.
lvl 150 – 200 Horde / Alliance –The Hinterlands
You will stop getting skill points from Small Thorium Veins at 275, and from Rich Thorium Veins at 295. I don't know if this is a bug, or if this is intended. The only way to reach 300 is to smelt Dark Iron Ore or Complete the Darkmoon Quest.
Regarding money, let’s have a look at where it’s good to mine [Thorium Ore]. This is the reason you took up mining, Thorium. What a moneymaker. You are also looking to get Arcane Crystal from the rich veins, which will sell for about 20g each (depends on your server).
lvl 250– 300 Horde / Alliance – Un'Goro
Winterspring (level 55-60) is the best place for mining Thorium.
lvl 250– 300 Horde / Alliance – Winterspring
In any event you will have lived through many experiences and they will have changed you, you will have learned patience and humility. The will and determination that pushed you to farm hours and hours to rank up these 300 levels hardened you! And that's good.
You now know how to exploit the soil and discover the greatest wealth that Azeroth offers you ! Now: Go on a hunt for Arcane Crystal that will make you a rich man !