After completion: When mining ore while in Auric Basin, you will gain Auric Slivers in addition to normal materials. You also have a chance to mine special items from ore nodes all around the Heart of Maguuma.
— In-game description
It has two effects:
- Mining ore in Auric Basin also awards Auric Slivers.
- Mining ore in Auric Basin awards, at the first opportunity, the Auric Sharpening Stone component of the character's elite specialization's specialization collection. These collections award a class-specific ascended weapon on completion.