Khorium Ore and the Best Routes to Farm Them as of 8.2

khorium ore

Khorium Ore.

Man this takes me back to when I would get excited when I found a node. I’d spend hours on the hunt for just this one rare ore, and rare it is.

There would be so much competition back then for this ore–and half the time it wasn’t to sell to people on the AH, but to level up Engineering or Blacksmithing or even Jewelcrafting (I guess?). The race to find it, the urge to get that Adamantite/Fel Iron ore before that person who’s flying neck-and-neck with you.

Nostalgia only miners will know of.

Profession Required: Mining
Best Serves:  Mining

If you’re interested in making gold with Khorium Ore, you might also want to check out our post on the 5 Best Practices for Making Gold in World of Warcraft as of 8.2. It mentions a variety of things, as well as a handful of goldmakers.

Best Routes for Farming Khorium Ore

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Maps, Routes, and Data


  • My miner is a Horde druid, thus giving faster in-and-out flight form.
  • If your mining skill isn’t high enough, you’ll be gathering Khorium Ore Nugget.
  • Overall farming time: 30 minutes.

Dismissed Zones

  • Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Isle of Quel’Danas
  • Netherstorm
  • Shadowmoon Valley
  • Zangarmarsh

Side Note

  • You have a chance of gathering Mote of Earth, Mote of Fire, Eternium Ore, and TBC gems.

best places to farm khorium ore


Nagrand (Routes 1 & 2)

This is a contested zone.

I remember when I used to farm this zone constantly in order to find Khorium Ore, because everyone said it was the best place. It’s really not, unless you plan to flounder around the entire zone and enter ever cave.

Route 1:

  • Khorium Ore – 2

Route 2:

  • Khorium Ore – 4

Terokkar Forest

This is a contested zone.

Everyone talks about Nagrand being so…well…grand. But while I traveled the route, I didn’t find a single Khorium in twenty minutes. But Terokkar was a definite winner in my eyes for this rare ore! Less than thirty minutes, I was able to get 10+ Khorium. The nodes either gave me two or three ore.

  • Khorium Ore – 7


via Mining

Khorium Bar
Used by Jewelcrafting, Blacksmithing, and Engineering.
  • (2) Khorium Ore

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