Where to Find Ghost Iron Ore – Updated for Patch 5.0.1 – Mists of Pandaria
Ore: Ghost Iron Ore
Zones to Farm: Jade Forest, Valley of the Four Winds, Krasarang Wilds
Required Mining Skill: Unknown
Ghost Iron Ore is one of the newest ores being released in the Mists of Pandaria expansion. It will be found in the new beginning high level zones. While there aren’t exact routes available it will most likely be mined in the Jade Forest, Valley of the Four Winds, and Krasarang Wilds. For reference to where these areas are see below (I will have more detailed farming routes for this ore once they are available).
To mine and farm Ghost Iron Ore you will need to have a mining skill level of at least 500. It is comparable to what Cobalt Ore was to the Wrath of the Lich King expansion and what Obsidium Ore was to the Cataclysm expansion. It is the first entry level ore in Mists of Pandaria that you will find as you are leveling again at 85.
Once the expansion is released Ghost Iron Ore will be in high demand for those leveling up their professions, such as their Blacksmithing and Jewelcrafting; but the price of the ore will eventually drop, as seen in every expansion. It will take more than just mining fast to capitalize on the initial huge demand of this ore since you will not be able to use flying mounts to farm it until level 90. So, the real key is to level fast and then go out and begin your farming.
Prospecting Ghost Iron Ore
Jewelcrafters will need a lot of Ghost Iron Ore to prospect in order to level their Jewelcrafting skill level up to level 600. This ore is first prospectable to Jewelcrafters at a skill level of 500.
Smelting Ghost Iron Ore to Ghost Iron Bar
Blacksmiths will also require a lot of Ghost Iron Ore in order to level up their Blacksmithing skills all the way to 600. In order to make one Ghost Iron Bar Blacksmiths will likely need to smelt two Ghost Iron Ore. This follows the same pattern that began in Cataclysm, with Obsidium Bars requiring two ore in order to make one bar.