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Best Places to Farm Thorium Ore as of 8.2

Thorium Ore was my favorite ore to mine in the WotLK era; the outcome gave me incentive to mess with everyone around me.

Back when I was in my friends’ guild, Politically Incorrect, me and a fellow miner would always be going at it with mining ore.

I had a Death Knight to do my farming, and back then our speed was faster than most, so I’d be able to beat him to nodes.

But when me and him weren’t racing for ore, I’d be in Un’Goro Crater. I was also the one that liked to stir up a bit of mischief with my mining.

Within these nodes, there’s also Dense Stone. I never had a use for it back then, (except to toss them on the Auction House, because I never had any kind of blacksmithing or engineering profession), so I didn’t think there was much point in gathering it. With my autoloot turned off, I manually collected the ore and gems whilst passing up the stone.

Meaning, anyone farming behind me were only getting stone, nothing else.

Good times, good times.

Profession Required: Mining
Best Serves: Mining, Alchemy

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Resources I use for farming

Maps, Routes, and Data

Disclaimer

  • My miner is a Horde druid, thus giving faster in-and-out flight form.
  • Mining skill not high enough? Then you’ll gather Thorium Ore Nugget instead.
  • Overall farming time: 30 minutes.

Dismissed Zones

  • Swamp of Sorrows

Side Note

  • You have a chance of gathering Arcane Crystal, Azerothian Diamond, Black Vitriol, Blue Sapphire, Huge Emerald, Large Opal, and Star Ruby.

Kalimdor

Silithus

This is a contested zone.

I love farming this location because it nets a ton of Thorium, however, there are several ore in underground hives that I don’t go into. Despite this, the amount of ore you can get in this zone is great. Also, you don’t get too close to any opposing faction areas.

  • Thorium Ore – 462

Un’Goro Crater

This is a contested zone.

I’m actually surprised Un’Goro didn’t net as much ore as I’d thought it would. The nodes aren’t as clustered and close together as the ones in Silithus, however it’s a very simplistic route that circles the border of the zone. So much so, that you wouldn’t even need to follow a route.

  • Thorium Ore – 368

Winterspring (Route 1)

This is a contested zone.

This route in Winterspring isn’t a bad one and can net you a lot of ore. This zone has a lot of trees that could get in the way of your finding one of the ore nodes, but that’s the only annoyance. Initially, I’d had three routes to follow–one for the upper area, one for the lower, and the third that connected both–but to simplify it for you, here’s the one.

  • Thorium Ore – 386
Although there’s only one route shown here for mining in Winterspring, my Routes Guide features more routes, along with images that are sized up to 2560×1440 instead of the 1280×720 on this page.

Professions

Alchemy

Greater Stoneshield Potion
✩ Skill: 280 ✩ Usable ✩ Learned via World Drop
Requires:
  • (2) Stonescale Oil
  • (1) Thorium Ore
  • (1) Crystal Vial

Jewelcrafting

Azerothian Diamond
Created by prospecting Mithril and Thorium Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Blue Sapphire
Created by prospecting Mithril and Thorium Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Huge Emerald
Created by prospecting Mithril and Thorium Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Large Opal
Created by prospecting Mithril and Thorium Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.
Star Ruby
Created by prospecting Mithril, Thorium, and Iron Ore.
Requires:
  • Stacks of five of the ore mentioned above.

Mining

Thorium Bar
Used by Blacksmithing, Jewelcrafting, Enchanting, Alchemy, Mining.
Requires:
  • (1) Thorium Ore

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