Mining

Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig...

If that sounds interesting to you, you're going to love mining! All you do is dig and dig for ores. Iron ore is really easy to dig up, but there are other, rare ores that are impossible to extract unless you are very knowledgeable at removing it from the earth very delicately. The more skilled at mining you get, the more varieties of these rare ores you will receive.

All you need to get started is a pickaxe and a lot of time. Most beginning miners get started at Mount Kendall just outside Minoc. Since Minoc's economy depends heavily on ores, this mine is the only one in all of Britannia that is actively guarded. Other mines may be a bit more private, but you must mine at your own risk since murderers enjoy hunting squishy miners.

Mining also allows you to smelt ores into ingots to lower the weight and provide blacksmiths with workable metals. Some believe that you can get better at mining by simply smelting ores, but this is not true. The only way to become a master is to dig dig dig dig dig dig dig and then dig some more.

Iron  
Old Copper
Required skill: 0
Chance to mine:24.2%
Iron ore   Required skill: 35
Chance to mine: 7.5%
Old Copper
Shadow  
Silver
Required skill: 50
Chance to mine: 7.5%
Shadow   Required skill: 55
Chance to mine: 6.6%
Silver
Verite  
Rose
Required skill: 60
Chance to mine: 6.6%
Verite   Required skill: 65
Chance to mine: 5.7%
Rose
Gold  
Ice
Required skill: 70
Chance to mine: 5.7%
Gold   Required skill: 72.5
Chance to mine: 5.1%
Ice
Amethyst  
Valorite
Required skill: 72.5
Chance to mine: 4.5%
  Required skill: 75
Chance to mine: 4.3%
Valorite
Bloodrock  
Aqua
Required skill: 75
Chance to mine: 3.9%
Bloodrock   Required skill: 80
Chance to mine: 3.1%
Aqua
Fire   Mytheril
Required skill: 82
Chance to mine: 3.1%
Fire   Required skill: 87.5
Chance to mine: 2.6%
Mytheril
Dwarven   Black Diamond
Required skill: 90.0
Chance to mine: 2.6%
  Required skill: 92.5
Chance to mine: 2.1%
Blackrock  
Oceanic
Required skill: 95
Chance to mine: 1.6%
  Required skill: 97
Chance to mine: 1.2%
Oceanic
Daemon Steel  
Reactive
Required skill: 99
Chance to mine: 0.9%
Daemon Steel   Required skill: 99.5
Chance to mine: 0.8%
Sapphire
Required skill: 100
Chance to mine: 0.4%
Sapphire

 

 
 
Clay Mining   Mining clay Requires that you have GM mining. Once obtained you can buy a book that teaches you the skill and a special shovel that mines for clay in swamps.
     
Granite Mining   Mining for granite requires that you have GM mining. Once obtained you can purchase a book from specific vendors that will teach you the skill. Once the skill is learned, simply click your pickaxe to switch over to mining for granite. You can mine for granite in any cave.
     
Sand Mining   Mining for sand requires that you have GM mining. Once obtained you can purchase a book that will teach you how to mind sand for glassblowing. You can mine for sand at any beach or sandy area. You also have a chance of finding Sand Rock.
Sand Rock
Chance to mine: 5.0% Sand Rock