Mining Apprentice 1 – 65

Mining Journeyman 65 – 125

Mining Expert 125 – 200

Mining Artisan 200 – 275

Mining Master 275 – 350

Mining Grand Master 350 – 425

Mining Illustrious Grand Master 425 – 525


Trainable Rank




Gelman Stonehand
Yarr Hammerstone
Dank Drizzlecut
Geofram Bouldertoe
Kurdram Stonehammer
Brock Stoneseeker
Prospector Nachlan
Matt Johnson
Brom Killian
Brek Stonehoof
Johan Focht
The Dwarven District Stormwind
Steelgrill’s Depot Dun Morogh
Gol’Bolar Quarry Dun Morogh
The Great Forge Ironforge
Azure Watch Azuremyst Isle
Traders’ Tier The Exodar
Auberdine Darkshore
Thelsamar Loch Modan
Blood Watch Bloodmyst Isle
Darkshire Duskwood
The War Quarter Undercity
Lower Rise Thunder Bluff
Razor Hill Durotar
Valley of Honor Orgrimmar
Farstriders’ Square Silvermoon
The Sepulcher Silverpine Forest
Gadgetzan Tanaris
Hurnak Grimmord
Honor Hold Hellfire Peninsula
Thrallmar Hellfire Peninsula
Grand Master
Fendrig Redbeard
Grumbol Stoutpick
Brunna Ironaxe
Jonathan Lewis
Jedidiah Handers
Valiance Keep Borean Tundra
Valgarde Howling Fjord
Warsong Hold Borean Tundra
Vengeance Landing Howling Fjord
Magus Commerce Exchange Dalaran
Illustrious Grand Master
Gelman Stonehand
Geofram Bouldertoe
Jedidiah Handers
The Dwarven District Stormwind
The Great Forge Ironforge
Valley of Honor Orgrimmar
Valley of Spirits Orgrimmar
Magus Commerce Exchange Dalaran

You can buy all the ores from the Auction House and Smelt most of your way from 1 -350, you can resell the Bars at the Auction House after you smelt them.






Grand Master:

  • 375 – 425

    No possible way to get it with smelting, you have to go and farm some mining nodes (i.e. Cobalt in Zul’Drak).

Illustrious Grand Master:


  • Before starting, it may help to install Gathermate2 and Gathermate2_Data

  • In-game type /gathermate and hit import and set your settings then scroll down to import data.
  • Now you have access to almost every node in-game

1 – 45

First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth – just ask a guard, and learn Apprentice Mining.

Horde Zone: Durotar

Mine: Copper Vein

Alliance Zone: Elwynn Forest

Mine: Copper Vein

45 – 65

[Smelt Copper] with Copper Ore until level 65

65 – 125

Learn Mining Journeyman

Zone: Northern Stranglethorn

Mine: Tin Vein 65+ and Silver Vein 75+

125 – 175

Learn Mining Expert

Zone: The Cape of Stranglethorn

Mine: Iron Deposit 125 + and Gold Vein 155+

175 – 200

Zone: Felwood

Mine: Mithril Deposit 175+ and Truesilver Deposit 205+

245 – 275

Train Mining Artisan

Zone: Winterspring

Mine: Small Thorium Vein 235+ and Rich Thorium Vein 255+

275 – 325

Go to Outland and train Mining Master

Zone: Hellfire Peninsula

Mine: Fel Iron Deposit

325 – 350

Zone: Nagrand

Mine: Adamantite Deposit

350 – 400

Go to Northrend and train Grand Master Mining

Zone: Zul’Drak

Mine: Cobalt Node 350+ and Rich Cobalt Node 375+

400 – 425

Zone: Sholazer Basin

Mine: Saronite Node

425 – 475

Visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth and train Illustrious Grand Master Mining

Zone: Vashj’ir

Mine: Obsidium Deposit 425+ and Rich Obsidium Deposit 450+

There are two good areas to mine in Vashj’ir, Kelp’thar Forest and Shimmering Expanse

475 – 525

Zone: Twilight Highlands

Mine: Elementium Vein 475+ and Rich Elementium Vein 500+