Where to Farm Gold Ore
This guide is updated for patch 4.3.
Gold is a rare node that often spawns in place of Iron. You will most likely encounter Gold Veins while following the routes illustrated in the WoW Iron Mining Guide. The following Gold routes have worked best for me. Please remember that Gold is a rare resource and is not easy to farm. To better your success at finding Gold you will want to mine all the Iron nodes while following these routes.
Where to Mine Gold in Feralas
Feralas: Levels 35-40
Feralas is a good zone to farm for Iron Ore so you should have good luck finding Gold here too. Stick to the lines outlined on the map and you shouldn’t have much of an issue. You can either run big loops or break the two main sections into two.
Where to Mine Gold in Western Plaguelands
Western Plaguelands: Levels 35-40
Western Plaguelands is a pretty easy route to run for collecting Gold Ore. Stay away from Hearthglen and the areas around it.
Where to Mine Iron in The Cape of Stranglethorn
The Cape of Stranglethorn: Levels 30-35
The Cape of Stranglethorn is one of my least favorite places for farming Iron Ore and Gold Ore but I list it here in this guide because it is a good source of both ores. Keep to the route shown and avoid the northern section of the zone.