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  • Ore is a raw unrefined material that can be obtained through mining nodes, however it can also be obtained via salvaging items.
  • Ores can be refined into ingots.
  • Ore will appear on the minimap as the Mine resource (map icon).png icon. Hovering your cursor over the icon will show the type of ore and kind of node.

Ore vein[edit]

Ore veins are scattered throughout all Tyria. Mining a node requires the respective gathering tool. Once a player interacts with the ore, they will enter a mining animation and receive ore every time the node is hit.

Rich Ore Veins are a special type of node. Rich Veins can be mined ten times as opposed to three and have a greater chance to give gemstones.[citation needed]

Vein Rich Vein Ore Mining Pick Required
Copper Ore Rich Copper Vein Copper Ore.png Copper Copper Mining Pick
Silver Ore Rich Silver Vein Silver Ore.png Silver Iron Mining Pick
Iron Ore Rich Iron Vein Iron Ore.png Iron Iron Mining Pick
Gold Ore Rich Gold Vein Gold Ore.png Gold Steel Mining Pick
Platinum Ore Rich Platinum Vein Platinum Ore.png Platinum Darksteel Mining Pick
Mithril Ore Rich Mithril Vein Mithril Ore.png Mithril Mithril Mining Pick
Orichalcum Ore Rich Orichalcum Vein Orichalcum Ore.png Orichalcum Orichalcum Mining Pick