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Where is the Miners Guild? The Mining Guild is Located in Ul’dah, and is Headed by Adelberta, who is pictured above.
[City & Guild Locations]

Just started gathering? you might want to read our Gathering General Guide / FAQ first.

Miner Gathering Map: Where to find mining nodes?

All locations and materials of Mineral Deposits & Rocky Outcrops can be found in our:
Mining Node Locations Guide. Pretty useful if you need to grind, or find something specific.

What Crafting Classes Benefit Most From Mining?

Miners mainly gather materials used in:
Armorsmithing
Blacksmithing
Goldsmithing
and to a lesser extent: Alchemy

Please note that almost every crafting class needs items from both miners and botanists(and monsters). The above recommendations are the classes which depend more heavily on mining.

Miner Leveling Guide

Check out out our Mining Leveling Guide. Find out what and where you can find Mining Quest items, Mining Levequests, Nodes unlocked per level, and more!

If you’re looking for where the Mining Levequests are:

Level
Location
Level
Location
01 - 05Scorpion Crossing30Costa Del Sol
10Horizon35Coerthas (South)
15Camp Drybone40Coerthas (West)
20Quarrymill45Mor Dhona
25Quarrymill50None

Miner traits / skills

Mining traits and skills are exactly the same as botanist traits and skills. They only affect different types of nodes (Mineral Deposits and Rocky Outcrops for Mining). The only exceptions are the three level 20 skills. In the case of Mining, these skills affect the gathering of lightning, fire and water shards/crystals/clusters.

Mining Skills

 
Lv.
Name
GP
Description
2ProspectSurvey the landscape to locate mineral deposits and rocky outcrops.
3Lay of the LandLocate the nearest mineral deposit and rocky outcrop within skill range.
Can only execute while prospect is active.
4Sharp VisionIncreases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 5%
5Sharp Vision IIIncreases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 15%
6Lay of the Land IILocate the highest level mineral deposit and rocky outcrop within skill range.
Can only execute while prospect is active.
8StealthConceal yourself and tread quietly, reducing movement speed,
But enabling you to avoid enemies.
10Sharp Vision IIIIncreases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 50%
12PreparationReveals the conditions for obtaining HQ items while gathering.
15UnearthIncreases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 10%.
Does not increase the chances for items which start at 0%.
20Byregot's WardIncreases lightning shard, crystal and cluster yields by four.
20Nald'thal's WardIncreases fire shard, crystal and cluster yields by four.
20Thaliaks's WardIncreases water shard, crystal and cluster yields by four.
23Deep VigorIncreases the chance of obtaining regular or HQ items to 100%.
Can only be activated after chain #5.
25Solid ReasonGrants another gathering attempt.
30Kings YieldIncreases the number of items obtained during a single gathering attempt by one.
35Unearth IIIncreases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 50%.
Does not increase the chances for items which start at 0%.
40Kings Yield IIIncreases the number of items obtained during a single gathering attempt by two.
43Toil of the MountaineerRenders all out of reach items reachable.

Mining Traits

 
Lv.
Name
Description
2Auto ProspectAutomatically activates Triangulate upon changing your class to Botanist.
11Stone WhispererAllows you to better identify the characteristics of a mineral deposit or patch or rocky outcrop,
Improving gathering rate when conditions are met.
16Stone Whisperer IIAllows you to better identify the characteristics of a mineral deposit or patch or rocky outcrop,
Improving gathering rate when conditions are met.
18Enhanced Stealth IIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 30.
21Stone Whisperer IIIAllows you to better identify the characteristics of a mineral deposit or patch or rocky outcrop,
Improving gathering rate when conditions are met.
26Stone Whisperer IVAllows you to better identify the characteristics of a mineral deposit or patch or rocky outcrop,
Improving gathering rate when conditions are met.
28Enhanced Stealth IIIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 40.
38Enhanced Stealth IIIIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 50.
[ P4 ]39[New Skill]Allows you to find unspoiled gathering nodes
41Ward Of The Twelve IExtends gathering ward increases to crystals.
50Ward Of The Twelve IIExtends gathering ward increases to clusters.

Check out our other Gathering class guides:
Mining Node & Material Locations
Botany | Mining | Fishing
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