Howdy, Just came back to the game and have been swingin steel and breaking rocks like the old days. Had a few questions: 1) Does mining for gems/granite reduce the amount of ore you receive or is that just a bonus resource you get? 2) I am training my miner up with some warrior skills and am interested in trying the prospectors / gargoyles pickaxes... where do you guys usually get a supply of these? I go through a LOT of shovels. More Market-y Questions 3) So for those of you (if there are any left) who mine to sell their resources... which do you mine? Granite or gems? I tend to mine about 5 shovels per trip and i have been switching back and forth between granite / gems because I am not sure which one is more valuable (and its fun to grab both =)). I realize this is one of those "it depends on your server" questions, (im on pacific) but im just curious for you specifically. 4) Again, this is a server based question but... what do these special resources run for ? With as many gems pop out as they do i cant imagine they're worth a super large amount of money. Same with granite.. i have a stack of 1000 iron granite, cant be that valuable.. I appreciate your time.