Prospecting allows you to convert 5 raw ores into useful materials that you will use to craft Jewelcrafting items. Each ore will yield different gems, so I put together the table below to list all the available gems you can get from each ore.
Each ore also has a skill requirement, so you must level up your profession to prospect higher-level ores. You can use my WotLK Classic Jewlecrafting leveling guide if your skill is not high enough to prospect some of the ores.
How to use the table below
- Common: Each time you prospect 5 ores, you will always get at least 1 gem from the "Common" column in the table below. Sometimes you can get two common gems, so these numbers don't add up to 100%.
- Rare: There is also a chance to get 1 gem from the "Rare" column. This roll is on top of the common gem(s), so this will show up as an extra gem in your loot window.
You can use the percentages below to estimate how many gems you will get from prospecting a large number of raw ores.