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    Posted: 21 Aug 2012 at 01:30
The rarity of a resource should help determine it's value in trade. When the new minerals came out I conducted a survey of ~200 mines. The results of that survey are below.  These results can be used to help determine the value of your mine or mineral resource.

Aeghris
4.6%
Almhurin
1.5%
Arterium
6.6%
Claristrine
11.2%
Daera
2.0%
Deepsivler
8.2%
EarthBlood
14.3%
Elven Tears
0.5%
Flektrine
2.6%
Goldstone
0.5%
Iceheart
8.7%
Night Diamond
0.5%
Obsidian
0.5%
Pyrestone
8.7%
Rainbowstone
8.2%
Silversand
0.5%
Silversteel
1.5%
Svelaugh Sand
6.6%
Trove
12.8%

This data is released to the public. You are free to use it how you like or include it in any how-to or guide.

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Edited by Meagh - 21 Aug 2012 at 01:30
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2012 at 01:41
Were the mines equally distributed throughout Elgea?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2012 at 02:01
Are those percent of mines of a specific rare mineral or are they the percentage of rare minerals in the mines?

5 Mine Example

Mine #1: 100 Claristrine
Mine #2: 5 Earthblood
Mine #3: 5 Earthblood
Mine #4: 25 Svelaugh Sand
Mine #5: 25 Svelaugh Sand

5 mines with 20% Claristine, 40% Earthblood and 40% Svelaugh Sand.
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3 rare minerals (in 5 mines) with 62.5% Claristine, 6.25% Earthblood and 31.25% Svelaugh Sand.

It's helpful either way so thanks for sharing Smile

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2012 at 02:08
What region did you take this info from?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2012 at 02:12
@Rill
Nope, they were not equally distributed. Some minerals seemed region/terrain specific.  Everything but Elven Tears, Night Diamond, Goldstone and Silversand were found in more than one region.

@Salararius
Mines contain one mineral per mine. Amount per mine was not factored in. They were already being mined in many cases so there was no way to accurately do this. I found that generally, Gems appear in lower quantity while Metals appear in higher quantity.

@Torn Sky
The survey covered every region of Elgea. My poor survey teams were sent far afield from the frozen wastes to the jungles of Kumala. They came back skinny and tired :P


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2012 at 02:38
bummer, from the information I've gathered a "big" mine will produce 50+ times what a small mine will produce.  That sort of discrepancy will drastically change the rare mineral percentages that make it to market if mine productivity varies by mine rare mineral type.   I've surveyed several dozen rare herb plots and it very much seems that with rare herbs the size of the plot varies directly with the type of rare herb.  I fear that is true with rare minerals as well and things like earthblood do not have very much per mine despite there being a lot of mines.

It may be true or not.  I'd like to hear from others as to their experience with this?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2012 at 03:27
Yes, the amount of minerals in a mine or the amount of herbs in a patch is related to the type of herb or mineral.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2012 at 14:56
Originally posted by Meagh Meagh wrote:

 


@Salararius
 I found that generally, Gems appear in lower quantity while Metals appear in higher quantity.



The highest rare mineral I have seen is in the 80s, and it was being mined at the moment. 

The highest rare gem I have seen has been 9. 

So while the total amount of rare mineral mines(silversteel) may be less, they have a higher yield than the rare gem mine. However, I have also found that I can mine rare gem's faster that rare minerals, maybe a result of being a dwarf? 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2012 at 16:09
The one mine with which I have experience is Flektrine, which has a capacity of 10 and takes 24 hours to mine.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2012 at 16:58
I think this survey was a great idea Meagh - though with a world of 4 million squares, I wonder whether 200 mines is a large enough sample size? 

That said, your numbers seem to be quite accurate.  

Thank you for making these public.
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