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The Mining FAQ
Last Updated: 25 July 2018
Last Updated: 25 July 2018
This Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) List attempts to answer some of the most frequent questions concerning Mining. In addition it attempts to provide other useful information that is not typically found in mining guides. Please do post any remarks, corrections, or even new entries to the UO Craftsman forum, where someone will certainly see them and respond to them.
Also, please visit the following links for additional and VERY useful information:
Stratics Miner Essay
Stratics Mining Skill
This FAQ has been extensively overhauled in the light of changes to the skill and related equipment over the last 5 years, plus the addition of the Fire Beetle before that.
July 2018: Changes to the useful pets (including changing the links to the wiki version of the Hunter's Guide), adding in the information on the new items useful to miners from Vela/Void Pool and their Tinker/Blacksmith/Alchemy BOD Reward counterparts. Many other minor changes and changes for Eodon. Lastly, Storm's EC Mining Macro video's link went bad (video may still be there, but the method of linking broke from a forum software change, and I can't relocate it). If anyone can get me a link to it, I'll restore it.
August 2011: Updates for High Seas content, and tweaks to existing content over the last two years. Additionally, we finally have an EC mining tutorial, thanks to Storm. Thanks, man.
October 2009: Numerous minor tweaks, and the addition of Stygian Abyss information.
April 2009: minor edits, and addition of a trivia section concerning real mining that makes ore randomization seem a little less arbitrary.
22 October 2008: Revised the Fire Beetle and Gargoyle Pickaxe changes for Publish 56, currently on Test Center (And that will go live before the end of the month). Those edits will probably themselves be edited slightly, once I discover whether or not the GPA changes will allow Dull Copper Elementals to spawn, in addition to allowing DC to be mined with the GPA.
25 September 2008: Added more information to the section on mining Stone & sand, including the information about the imminent stackability of those resources.
25 August 2008: Minor edit to the Jacob's Pickaxe section. Turns out you CAN combine it with the Gloves of Mining to go over 100, but you have to equip the Pickaxe first, before putting on the gloves.
7 August 2008: edited the HTML tags that showed up in the process of the importation from the old format, removed some text in one section (and split another section) to get around the 20,000 character limit per post. Also, numerous minor edits and corrections of typing errors.