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[Mining] 2 Hours of Mining - results

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by LoL/Sonoma, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. LoL/Sonoma

    LoL/Sonoma Guest

    For the heck of it i decided to record my results from a two hour mining (and watching TV) session last night. I thought this might be interesting to other miners out there.

    I plan to do the same with Lumberjacking in the next few days and hopefully add more hours to this total as well.

    This mining was done with no mining gloves, no gargy axe or prospector tool. Just pure, skill and regular shovel mining.

    I'll add percentages for the ingots and ratios for the gems/specials when i get 6 hours of data.

    Time: ~2 hours (give or take 15 mins due to me zoning out watching the TV)
    Location: Tram mountain mine
    Style: Fire beetle strip mining
    Character: Human. 760 Luck

    Iron: 4365
    Dull Copper: 98
    Shadow: 127
    Copper: 269
    Bronze: 70
    Gold: 27
    Agapite: 245
    Verite: 0
    Valorite: 0

    Diamond: 1
    Emerald: 1
    Ruby: 0
    Turq: 6
  2. TheMac

    TheMac Guest

    Mine in fel!!!! lol thanks for this its really good to look at, can't wait for the lumberjack one.
  3. LoL/Sonoma

    LoL/Sonoma Guest

    I would mine in Fel but being PK'd and having my ingots stolen would hurt the results. ;)
  4. TheMac

    TheMac Guest

  5. longshanks

    longshanks Guest

    your doing it all wrong.

    employ yourself a third world 12 year old boy. give him a rune book and let him go for 23-1/2 hours a day.

  6. LoL/Sonoma

    LoL/Sonoma Guest

    Oh. My mistake ... =(

    Maybe he will have better than 0% luck with Verite and Valorite. =)
  7. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    I'm gonna try 2 hours with gargoyle pick & prospector's tool sometime later this week.
  8. LoL/Sonoma

    LoL/Sonoma Guest

    Please do! I'd love to see other people's results and also adjusted results with items.

    I'm hoping to have time to do a 2 hour run with lumberjacking tonight. I'll post in a seperate thread.
  9. longshanks

    longshanks Guest

    thanks for taking my prior comments in the form they were meant.

    i sometimes mine with my swordsman, putting mining on him. i would equip the blackthorns elemental kryss and use the gargoyle pickaxe. i would goto the trails on the way into wind. the 2 key macro for last item last target and when u pop the elemental toggle ai's and u kill him quick.

    i would suggest the same set up but run it in termur for the cryst blackrock drop as well.

    i dont have results but i would definately have some valorite in my pack after an hour.

    good luck.
  10. Theo_GL

    Theo_GL Grand Poobah
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    Sep 2, 2003
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    He's right, you are doing it all wrong.

    Mine in Fel Cove (inside guard zone)
    Strip mine with fire beetle.
    Use Gargoyle Pickaxe.
    Call guards if any ele's pop up (insta killed).

    Your results will be SIGNIFICANTLY better.

    No worry of reds (guardzone), 2x resources plus bump to at least DC via the garg pickaxe.
  11. Theo_GL

    Theo_GL Grand Poobah
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    Sep 2, 2003
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    Ok small sample size but..
    15 Min Mining - 100 Mining (No Gloves)
    Fire Beetle/Fel Cove (as noted above)
    Garg Pickaxe
    Elf Character

    213 Iron Ingots
    378 Dull Copper
    74 Shadow Ingots
    212 Copper Ingots
    0 Bronze Ingots
    0 Gold Ingots
    115 Agapite Ingots
    102 Verite Ingots
    0 Valorite Ingots

    4 Amber
    2 Citrine
    6 Star Saphire
    6 Amythest
    8 Tourmaline
    2 Saphire
    6 Ruby

    No Special Gems

    Handful of small blackrock
  12. LoL/Sonoma

    LoL/Sonoma Guest

    Wow. That works out to almost double the production per hour i was getting. Fel indeed!
  13. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    OK, here's my test run:

    2 hours* mining

    Human, 100 skill, not using gloves
    Mining in ILSHENAR (for s***s & giggles) with prospectors tool AND Gargoyle pickaxes exclusively (every vein mined was bumped twice, or to valorite if already verite or valorite). Results from the latter half of the last GPA, after the last PT ran out, were only counted if the vein produced better than DC, as it was the last 5-10 minutes of the dig.

    By some miracle, despite getting 34 elementals from 13 pickaxes & 2 Prospector's tools, none of them were paragon. I doubt you'd have that luck, or consider that a disappointment the way I do.

    *not entirely contiguous. I stopped 3 times (resuming exactly where I left off) because despite mountain mining in Ilshenar, I had NITER DEPOSITS show up (1 gargantuan, 2 massive), and I stopped after I finished the vein with a garg pick, to mine all the saltpeter with a sturdy shovel I brought as a backup. I also stopped one time to unload in Luna (but as this point was right next to Valor moongate, getting to the bank, dropping off and returning took about 1 minute)

    Kept track of in ingots, as it required less book-keeping (and the only failure, singular, was on the very first stack of 5 bronze ore i got). if you want a rough estimate of ore, divide by a little less than 2

    Iron: 1267 (plus an uncounted amount from the last GPA after the PT ran out)
    DC: 62 (usually from the first swing giving DC, before I used the PT). I also got another 40-ish after the PTs ran out, from the last GPA.
    Shadow: 1625
    Copper: 384
    Bronze: 417

    Kept track as ore (because of how fickle smelting is (plus I didn't bring my +5 gloves on the trip). For this purpose, mediums were treated the equals of larges, as each was the result of one swing (and 2 smalls were treated as 1).
    Gold 105 ore (ended up with 159 ingots)
    Agapite: 166 ore (286 ingots)
    Verite: 109 ore (181 ingots)
    Valorite: 138 ore (153 ingots) (75 from eles, 63 from mining)

    Crystalline Blackrock: 7
    Mining Gems: 10 (3 more after the metered part of the trip, using up the leftover tool portions)
    Small blackrock: 12
    Niter (from the 3 deposits that shouldn't have existed): 461 (took about 20 minutes I did NOT count as part of the 2 hours to deplete them, after finishing their associated vein)
    Normal Gems: 74 (all from the elementals)

    If one did this in Fel, and managed to not get robbed, figure a 30-60% increase in ingots (last I remember, the ore loot on the eles isn't doubled).
  14. LoL/Sonoma

    LoL/Sonoma Guest

    Very good info Basara, thanks for sharing!

    I'll try to add another couple hours to mine this weekend and also to my Lumberjacking list. But so far it is looking like I am getting more Verite/Val per hour from pirating than i do from honest mining. ;)

    Once i get a good 6 hours in with my origional setup i'll give it a whirl with prospectors and maybe gargy axes (i dont like to die and my miner has no combat skills... =P)