Mining is pretty self explanatory here. Much like other MMOs, you gather ore by mining it. In Rift, however, you do not need to carry around a pick or any other tool to gather materials.
Simply start gathering ore to skill up Mining. The following indicates which level you'll need to go back to the mining trainer in the main city (Meridian, Sanctum) to learn to smith the next ore type.
Tip: Selling your excess bars of metal can make you a lot of platinum quickly! Check the current amount of bars in the AH and add the type that there is the least of. Iron, Titanium, Chromite and Carmintium are a sure bet. Compare the price of one ore versus one bar of the same metal to decide which is going to give you the best profit.
Clicking the location links below will show node location map.
|1||Tin Ore||Freemarch, Silverwood, Gloamwood|
|35||Copper Ore||Freemarch, Silverwood, Gloamwood, Stonefield|
|75||Iron Ore||Stonefield, Gloamwood, Scarlet Gorge|
|75||Silver Ore||Stonefield, Scarlet Gorge, Scarwood Reach|
|115||Chromite Ore||Scarlet Gorge, Scarwood Reach|
|145||Cobalt Ore||Scarwood Reach, Moonshade Highlands, Droughtlands|
|145||Gold Ore||Moonshade Highlands, Droughtlands|
|185||Titanium Ore||Moonshade Highlands, Droughtlands|
|225||Carmintium Ore||Iron Pine Peak, Stillmoor, Shimmersand|
|225||Platinum Ore||Iron Pine Peak, Stillmoor, Shimmersand|
|260||Orichalcum Ore||Iron Pine Peak, Shimmersand, Stillmoor|
|290||Gantimite Ore||Cape Jule|
TIP: Save your mined stone peices that yeild gems for the new crafting weekly quests. Either for you to hand in weekly, or sell in the Auction House for good cash. The crafting mining weekly includes 10 ore and 10 stones that yield gems.
|Tin||Fieldstone||Moonstone or Sunstone|
|Copper||Opal||Shimmering Opal or Abyssal Opal|
|Iron||Geode||Heartstone or Celestite|
|Chromite||Beryl||Radiant Emerald or Blood Berylite|
|Cobalt||Agate||Valeglass Agate or Skystone Agate|
|Titanium||Corundum||Ruby or Sapphire|
|Carminitium||Diamond||Brilliant Diamond or Lightsbane Diamond|
Rare Recipes – Quests
For some smelted bars, you must learn a recipe not available from the regular mining trainer. The quest item drops are mined from either ore type in the final recipe.
|50||Strange Ore||Bronze Bar – 1 Copper Bar, 1 Tin Bar, 1 Unstable Flux|
|115||Discarded Pickaxe Head||Steel Bar – 1 Chromite Bar, 1 Iron Bar, 1 Unstable Flux|
|185||Mysterious Ore||Dark Metal – 1 Titanium bar, 1 Cobalt Bar, 1 Minor Flux|
|280||Glinting Nugget||Cinerium Bar – 1 Carmintium bar, 1 Orichalcum Bar, 1 Major Flux|
To maximize your plat earning potential, you may want to reach max level for your character as quickly as possible. Follow this Rift Leveling Guide with 100% legit ways to max level. Then farm to your heart's content and max out your crafting skills too!