Mining serves three professions: Blacksmithing, Engineering, and Jewelcrafting, so it's really good combined with any of these. Check out my Engineering leveling guide, Jewelcrafting leveling guide or my Blacksmithing leveling guide if you want to level any of these professions.
If you are still leveling your character, I recommend trying Zygor's 1-60 Leveling Guide to help you get to max level faster.
Shadowlands Mining Trainer Location
You can learn Shadowlands Mining from Excavationist Au'fer in Oribos at the Hall of Shapes. (Coordinates: 39.6, 33.2)
Oribos is the new Shadowlands city hub for both factions. You will arrive there after you finish the Shadowlands intro quests, so you can learn the new Mining skill before you head out questing.
How to speed up leveling
Below you will find a few tips that will help you mine ores faster.
Unfortunately, there are no new Stirrups or Leather Barding recipes in Shadowlands, so mining ores will be a lot harder.
How to avoid getting dismounted
One of the most annoying things in WoW is getting Dazed. Every mob has a chance to daze you when they are in hitting you from behind, but there are two ways to prevent getting dazed.
- If your class has a tanking spec, you can switch to that while farming. Tanks are immune to daze, so you will never get dismounted.
- Equipping a Comfortable Rider's Barding in your mount equipment slot prevents you from being dazed while mounted. (doesn't work with druid forms)
Shadowlands Gathering Enchant
You can enchant your gloves with Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering to increase the speed of gathering in the new Shadowlands zones. (works with herbalism and skinning too) This enchant brings mining time down from 3.2 seconds to 1.7 seconds.
Leveling Shadowlands Mining (1-150)
The places listed in this guide are where I think you can level Mining the fastest, but you can level your Mining in any other zone, every Shadowlands ore gives skill points up to 150.
- Laestrite Ore farming
- Solenium Ore farming
- Oxxein Ore farming
- Phaedrum Ore farming
- Sinvyr Ore farming
- Elethium Ore farming
Bastion seems to have to most ores, so following these routes below should be the fastest way to level Shadowlands Mining. There are very few hostile mobs along these routes, so low levels or characters with bad gear can also use these.