So, I put on my luck suit, and touched the luck statue bringing my luck to 2,132. I thought that was rather high. I then read up on UOGuide where and how to get saltpeter. My mining is 100 and I'm wearing the +5 mining gloves, bringing my mining up to 105. According to UOGuide I need to mine in a dungeon or out at sea. I didn't try to go to Ilshenar, I thought I'd have better luck in a dungeon. So, after a good solid hour of mining in despise, near the lizardmen, and around the ettins and even in the "lobby area" where you first enter, I did not get one single piece of saltpeter. Yes I have all the updates and expansions. I used both a pickaxe and a shovel. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Or any possible tips? Would I get better luck if I were in a more dangerous dungeon? Can anyone verify if I can just openly mine anywhere in Ilshenar, if so have you had success with this first hand? I don't know why I'm not getting any. Should I page a GM?