|“||Mithril! All folk desire it. It could be beaten like copper, and polished like glass; and the Dwarves could make of it a metal, light and yet harder than tempered steel. Its beauty was like to that of common silver, but the beauty of mithril did not tarnish or grow dim.||”|
–Gandalf in The Fellowship of the Ring, A Journey in the Dark
Occurence[edit | edit source]
Mithril ore can only be found in the Misty Mountains (this includes the Misty Mountain foothills) at layer 16 or below. Every chunk in the Misty Mountains has a one in four chance of spawning a Mithril vein. Each vein can be up to six blocks in size, which leads to an average of 2.2 Mithril ore per ten-thousand blocks.
As of Public Beta 23, Mithril ore may be mined with any pickaxe of iron strength or higher. Prior to Public Beta 23, mining Mithril ore required a pickaxe of Mithril strength, but a Dwarven pickaxe or mattock would work as well.
Recognition[edit | edit source]
When you look at the picture, you'll notice that it is quite difficult to tell the five ores apart in for example a dark cave. You can recognize Mithril ore by its unique texture, it's slight purple or light blue tinge, and its unique glimmer effect that occurs every few seconds.
Production[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Prior to Public Beta 33 mithril ore could be found in Meneltarma. An in-depth explanation as to why it was removed can be found on that page.