Mining serves two professions: Blacksmithing and Engineering, so it's really good combined with these two. Check out my Classic WoW Blacksmithing Leveling Guide or my Classic WoW Engineering Leveling Guide if you want to level any of two professions.
If you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt, I recommend using Zygor's 1-60 Leveling Guide. The guide is in a small window on your main screen in-game. All the detail that you need to complete the quest is included.
Table of contents:
- Mining Trainers
- 1 - 65 Copper
- 65 - 125 Copper, Tin
- 125 - 175 Iron, Tin
- 175 - 245 Mithril
- 245 - 275 Mithril, Thorium
- 275 - 300 Thorium and Rich Thorium
Classic WoW Mining Trainers
To become an Apprentice Miner you need to reach level 5, and find a Mining trainer.
Just click on any of these links below to see the trainer's exact location.
- Makaru in Orgrimmar.
- Brom Killian in Undercity.
- Brek Stonehoof in Thunder Bluff
- Johan Focht in Silverpine Forest.
- Krunn in Durotar.
- Pikkle in Tanaris.
- Geofram Bouldertoe in Ironforge.
- Gelman Stonehand in Stormwind City.
- Kurdram Stonehammer in Darkshore.
- Matt Johnson in Duskwood.
- Yarr Hammerstone in Dun Morogh.
- Pikkle in Tanaris.
Classic Mining Leveling
Every starter zone is filled with Copper Ore, it doesn't really matter which one you choose.
Night Elf players have to wait until they get to Darkshore before they can start leveling mining because Teldrassil doesn't have any Copper Ore.
Don't forget to buy a Mining Pick from the Mining Supply vendor near your trainer! You don't have to equip it, but you have to have one in your inventory.
1 - 65
65 - 125
Visit your trainer and learn Journeyman Mining. (You need to level up Mining to at least 50)
At 75 you can learn how to smelt Silver Ore, this will help you get your skill to 125. Silver Ore and bars sell for rougly the same, buy the ore and sell the bars at the auction house.
125 - 175
Visit your trainer and learn Expert Mining. (You need to level up Mining to at least 125)
At 155 you can learn how to smelt Gold Ore. Buy around 30 Gold Ore then smelt them, this should get you to around 175. Same as with Silver Ores, buy them, smelt them and sell the bars at the Auction House.
175 - 245
Don't forget to visit your Mining trainer and learn Artisan Mining when you reach 225! (You need to level up Mining to at least 200)
245 - 275
275 - 300
Now you can mine Rich Thorium Veins too.
I hope you liked this Classic WoW Mining leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 300!