Before you begin…

For those who haven’t even unlocked the mining class: The Miners Guild is in Ul’dah.

Make sure you know all about gaining EXP most efficiently. We have a gathering General Leveling Guide for this. Key points are: Choosing the right leve quests (Ones with evaluation can potentially give insane EXP), Keeping key pieces of gear up to date (For getting maximum EXP per node), and making the most out of every node (Using skills properly).

Mining Leveling Guide

Then looking for specific items.

Mining Class Quest Items

Miner 1: Copper Ore 10
Miner 5: Bone Chip 50
Miner 10: Obisidan 99
Miner 15: Cinnabar (HQ) 15
Miner 20: Grade 1 Carbonized Matter 99
Miner 25: Effervescent Water (HQ) 15
Miner 30: Wyvern Obsidian (HQ) 15
Miner 35: Raw Amethyst (HQ) 20
Miner 40: Jade (HQ) 20
Miner 45: Electrum Ore (HQ) 20
Miner 50: Darksteel Ore 3

Mining Level 1-5

Mining Quest Level 1: 10 Copper Ore
Mining Quest Level 5: 50 Bone Chips
Level 1 Mining Levequests: 
Ul’dah Adventurers Guild & Scorpions Crossing.
Level 5 Mining Levequests: Ul’dah Adventurers Guild & Scorpions Crossing.

Where to find Bone Chips? You can complete both of these quests in one go, to save time.  So make sure you have both sets of items ready before you return to Adelberta (10 Copper Ores, and 50 Bone Chips). If you’re lazy you can also buy this from tradecraft merchant NPC’s (not recommended)

Level 5 Node Locations Unlocked: Central Thanalan (Four Sisters, Stonesthrow) Western Thanalan (Gate of the Sultana)

Mining Level 6-10

Mining Quest Level 10: 99 Obsidian
Level 5 Mining Levequests:
 Ul’dah Adventurers Guild & Scorpions Crossing.
Level 10 Mining Levequests: 
Western Thanalan Horizon.

Where to find Obsidian? Yup, 99 Obsidian. Get used to this. You can find Obsidian in Western Thanalan (The East Hammer). Again, you can buy this fron NPC’s but I wouldn’t advise it.

Level 10 Node Locations Unlocked: Western Thanalan (The East Hammer), Central Thanalan (Royal Allagan Starway)
Lower La Noscea (Cedarwood)

Mining Level 11-15

Mining Quest Level 15: 10 High Quality Cinnabar
Level 10 Mining Levequests:
 Western Thanalan, Horizon.
Level 15 Mining Levequests: 
Eastern ThanalanCamp Drybone.

Where to find Cinnabar? The HQ Cinnabar shouldn’t be hard to get. They’re found in Western Thanalan (Horizon). Remember to use the skill you just unlocked Unearth, which increases HQ gathering chances.

Level 15 Node Locations Unlocked: Western Thanalan (Copperbell Mines, Horizon), Central Thanalan (“Western Thanalan” Exit)

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