Mithril Prospecting

A chart of the 200 mithril ore I prospected, for those curious about how many and what types of gems you can get:

#1: Mithril Powder
#2: Mithril Powder, Star Ruby
#3: Mithril Powder, Aquamarine, Aquamarine
#4: Mithril Powder, Star Ruby
#5: Mithril Powder, Aquamarine, Aquamarine, Large Opal
#6: Mithril Powder, Star Ruby, Aquamarine
#7: Mithril Powder, Star Ruby, Aquamarine
#8: Mithril Powder, Star Ruby, Star Ruby
#9: Mithril Powder
#10: Mithril Powder, Citrine
#11: Mithril Powder, Aquamarine
#12: Mithril Powder, Star Ruby, Blue Sapphire
#13: Mithril Powder, Aquamarine
#14: Mithril Powder, Citrine, Star Ruby
#15: Mithril Powder
#16: Mithril Powder, Citrine, Star Ruby
#17: Mithril Powder, Star Ruby, Citrine
#18 Mithril Powder, Star Ruby, Aquamarine
#19: Mithril Powder, Aquamarine
#20: Mithril Powder

As you can see there's about a 10% chance to get a gem upgrade (thorium quality gem) from mithril. There was also a very high number of star rubies vs other gem types. This can annoying for jewelcrafters since star rubies aren't nearly as utilized as aquamarines or citrines. Overall I got 27 gems from 20 prospects, so that's a drop rate of over 100%. I've found this to be true with most of the ore I prospected, not just mithril.

6 comments:

  1. I thought i would share propecting thorium today. I dont have the breakdown by prospect but in 4 stacks of Thorium ore:

    2 Az diamonds
    1 Blue Saph
    1 Lg Opal
    9 Star Rubies
    1 blood garnet

    The stacks cost me 8g's apiece and gave me approx 3 points. So i continue to be stuck at 284. Whats up with the rate on Star Rubies?

    Thanks for the JC guide, i had it printed next me during my entire grind!

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  2. Hi Goody, thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience! I too am completely mystified by the star ruby drop rate. I found it quite annoying personally when I was counting on other gems that are more useful for jewelcrafting. Actually, I guess I wasn't counting on them really. But what the heck am I going to do with 30 star rubies??

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  3. Finally made it to 300 and thought i would add more to be mystified about, today i prospected 1 stack of Fel iron ore whichi bought for 18g.

    The results: 1 Brill Draenite.

    I'm amazed at how bad the prospecting rates are.

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  4. It sounds like you hit a bad run, typically you average at least 1 gem per prospect. Maybe 1 in 5 prospects you get zero gems, but usually you have at least 1 in 5 that gives 2 gems so it tends to even out. Don't give up, it was probably just bad luck :(

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  5. Am also annoyed at the Star Rubies. Had 30 Thorium Ore and got
    1 Huge Emerald
    4 Star Rubies
    6x Thorium powder.

    I'd expect the rubies from Mithril, but not so much from the Thorium.

    Had something weird with the prospecting interface afterwards too. Tried to prospect a stack of 6 Mithril and the progress bar moved, but there was no loot dialog box and no change in the quantity of Mithril. I haven't tried again since logging off so I'm hoping it will work now. I could do other things normally. Just not prospecting. Don't know if anyone else has encountered this.

    Tampage (lvl 40 Undead Priest - Steamwheedle Cartel)

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