Orichalcum Ore (node)

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Orichalcum Ore

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Resource node
Orichalcum Mining Pick
Orichalcum Ore
Other images

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Core Tyria model for Orichalcum Ore

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A Rich Orichalcum Vein

Orichalcum Ores are resource nodes found in level 75-80 areas. Both the common ore nodes and the rich ore veins can be mined at least 3 times, with the rich nodes having a 50% chance to give 2 ore per hit.

Gathering results[edit]


Heart of Maguuma
Horn of Maguuma
Maguuma Jungle
Maguuma Wastes
Ring of Fire
Ruins of Orr
Shiverpeak Mountains
Crystal Desert
The Mists
Story Mission

Detailed locations guide[edit]

Like any nodes, the location of orichalcum veins changes each time the server resets. The respawn rate for the veins is just under 24 hours.

Heart of Maguuma
Maguuma Wastes
Ruins of Orr
  • Malchor's Leap — 5 nodes
    • Blighted Arch
    • Cathedral of Zephyrs (elevated, near Sculptor's End)
    • Drowned Brine - just south of Point of interest (map icon).pngArcadian Deeps, by the base of large stone arch
    • Karst Plains
      • East of Point of interest (map icon).pngSaliah Bayt (next to the undead chicken farm)
      • Northwest of Waypoint (map icon).png Doric's Waypoint (just outside the camp)
    • Malchor's Fingers
    • Midwater Hollows
    • Mirror Bay
    • Pyrite Peninsula
    • Snaketail Inlet - ruined temple above Point of interest (map icon).pngKing's Passage
    • Theater of Delight
      • Cliff top northeast of Point of interest (map icon).png Hope Falls
      • East of Point of interest (map icon).png Hope Falls / Southwest of Melandru Statue Sapling clusters
    • Valley of Lyss
    • Waste Hollows - East of Waypoint (map icon).pngWaste Hollows Waypoint
    • Whisper Bay
Shiverpeak Mountains
  • Frostgorge Sound — 2 nodes
    • Dimotiki Waters
    • Drakkar Spurs
    • Earthshake Basin - North of the nearest Vista (map icon).pngVista by the road
    • Frostwalk Tundra
      • A little north of Merchant (vendor icon).pngRojan the Penitent
      • East ofWaypoint (map icon).png Slough of Despond Waypoint
    • Shattered Ice Floe
    • Snow Climb
The Mists


The Orichalcum Node that can appear by the Elder Earth Elementals in Scalding Gorge, Draconis Mons cap drop shards and crystals instead of orbs.
  • Node locations are randomly generated for each server.
  • Nodes respawn per character, allowing multiple characters to mine the same node. [1]
    • However, you can only mine the equivalent node once per character per day across all servers. For example, if you mine two Frostgorge nodes on your home server, until reset, you will not find any nodes in Frostgorge on guest server. Similarly, if you mine only one node, when you guest, you will only be able to find one other node to harvest. The only exception to this is the Karka Hive node on Southsun Isle.
      • Nodes on Cantha maps can be mined repeatedly by any characters by changing map instances.
  • If forced to disconnect, or log out, having not completely mined a rich vein, there is likely a second rich vein location in the same zone where the player can finish mining from as only one of the nodes can be completely mined from.
  • A permanent Rich Orichalcum Vein located on the upper level of Southsun Cove's Karka Hive was replaced by a normal node on January 28, 2013.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1], Jason King