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Mining Outcrops, also known as Rich Ore Reserves, appear in the open world as clusters of 2-3 Crystal Chunks (or 3-5 Amethyst Lumps in Inazuma) and 2–3 Magical Crystal Chunks.

Unlocking

Before Adventure Rank 30, Magical Crystal Chunks do not appear in Mining Outcrops.

Respawning

Mining Outcrops appear near certain regular Crystal Chunks but respawn independently from them. A number of these outcrops spawn daily: 6 outcrops in Mondstadt, 10 in Liyue, and 8 in Inazuma; the locations are chosen randomly based on the locations of the Ley Line Outcrops for the day.

Mining Outcrops respawn at 6am which is 2 hours after each daily reset, at which point all un-mined outcrops from the previous day despawn, along with any markers from the Mining Outcrop Search feature.

Locations

Mondstadt

Liyue

Inazuma

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Mining Outcrop Search

Upon reaching Reputation Level 2 in any nation, players can speak to certain NPCs in that region to mark nearby mining outcrops on the map. The main blacksmith NPC for the nation will mark half of the outcrop locations in their nation. Each of the other NPCs can mark up to 1 outcrop location nearby whenever the player asks them about nearby mining outcrops.

Markers will disappear after the player mines all the Crystal Chunk and Magical Crystal Chunk in the outcrop or when the outcrop despawns at the end of the day.

Notes

  • The main blacksmith NPCs choose locations to mark when the Mining Outcrops spawn.
    • The blacksmiths will mark fewer locations if the player first mines a location the NPC chose to mark.
    • The blacksmiths can only mark a subset of all possible locations for each possible Mining Outcrop spawning configuration, but seem to choose the exact locations somewhat randomly within that subset.
  • Other NPCs will mark an unmarked and unmined mining outcrop location nearby, if any exist when they are spoken to.
    • Mining the ores spawned by the outcrop at the location marked will allow these NPCs to mark another location that satisfies the same criteria when spoken to again afterwards.
    • Speaking to these NPCs before speaking to the main blacksmith of the nation will not allow these NPCs to mark the locations chosen by the main blacksmith.
    • These NPCs will mark ores in a fixed order; each time they are spoken to, they will mark the first location in an ordered list of locations that that can mark that is unmined and not marked by the main blacksmith.

Mondstadt

NPC Name NPC Location and Possible Spawn Points Max. Marked Simultaneously Notes
Wagner City of Mondstadt 3
Draff Springvale
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1 Draff will only mark Mining Outcrops during the day (6:00 – 19:00); he is too drunk to care at night. Draff can be an indicator as to whether the other NPC will spawn crystals in Mondstadt or in Stormterror's Lair.

The point north of the statue will respawn every day unless the blacksmith marks locations at Stormterror's Lair. This can be used as indicator on which NPCs to talk to.

Davy Brightcrown Canyon
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1
Doolan Thousand Winds Temple
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1
Stormterror's Lair
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Generally if the indicator gives no spawns, it means most of the spawns will be in Stormterror's Lair. Head to the blacksmith to confirm spawns.

Liyue

NPC Name NPC Location and Possible Spawn Points Max. Marked Simultaneously Notes
Master Zhang Liyue Harbor 5
Iron Shoulder Blackcliff Forge, south of Mt Tianheng
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1
Pan Guan'er Jueyun Karst, east of Qingyun Peak
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1
Shizhuang the Strong The Chasm, west of Lingju Pass
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1
Guyun Stone Forest
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3

Inazuma

NPC Name Location Max. Marked Notes
Hajime Inazuma City 4
Qiuyue Ritou 1
Miyazaki Saburou Fort Fujitou 1 (Mining outcrop search removed in Version 2.1, restored in Version 2.2)
Ikuhara Gai Kujou Encampment 1
Kagawa Bourou Village 1

Spawning Logic

Mining Outcrop spawn locations in each nation are based on the initial locations for the Ley Line Outcrops in that nation for the day.

Mondstadt

Blossom of Revelation location Blossom of Wealth location Mining Outcrop Locations
Windwail Highland
(North of Cecilia Garden)
Southwest of Springvale

The 2 locations immediately west and southwest of Springvale always spawn.

The other 4 locations are chosen randomly from the other 4 possible Windwail Highland locations, the one on Brightcrown Canyon and the southern canyon in Brightcrown Mountains. Wagner marks 3 of these.

Windwail Highland
(East of the Statue of The Seven)
Dadaupa Gorge
West of the Thousand Winds Temple North of Windrise

Like above, but only 3 locations are chosen from Windwail Highland; the remaining location is east of the Thousand Winds Temple.

North of Windrise West of the Thousand Winds Temple
Windrise Stormbearer Point
Dadaupa Gorge Windrise

The 2 locations west and south of Springvale always spawn, along with 1 chosen randomly from Windwail Highland. Wagner will mark all of these.

The remaining locations are the 2 in Stormbearer Mountains and Stormbearer Point and the 1 east of Thousand Winds Temple.

West of the Thousand Winds Temple Stormbearer Mountains
Stormterror's Lair Windwail Highland (North of Cecilia Garden)

All 6 outcrops are located in Brightcrown Canyon, the southern canyon in Brightcrown Mountains and Windwail Highland, barring the 2 locations west and south of Springvale.

Stormbearer Point Stormterror's Lair

All 6 locations spawn randomly from the 8 possible in Stormterror's Lair.

Liyue

Blossom of Revelation location Blossom of Wealth location Mining Outcrop Locations
Southern Lisha Sea of Clouds mainland

The two locations on Mt. Tianheng are guaranteed to spawn.

The remaining 8 locations will be chosen randomly from the 8 possible in Lisha and the 1 near Luhua Pool.

Master Zhang will randomly choose 5 of these locations to mark, excluding the 2 locations on Mt. Tianheng and the 1 near Luhua Pool.

Northern Lisha Sea of Clouds mainland
Northern Lisha Southern Lisha

Approximately half of the time, the mining outcrop spawns and locations marked by Master Zhang will be the same as above.

The other half of the time, the outcrop near Nantianmen and/or the one near Tianqiu Valley will be added to the pool of available outcrop locations, replacing the two locations on Mt. Tianheng, which will not spawn (in the case that only 1 of the Nantianmen/Tianqiu Valley spots spawns, the remaining spot will be in Lisha). In this case, Master Zhang will always mark the mining outcrop near Nantianmen or Tianqiu Valley, in addition to 4 random others, excluding the 1 near Luhua Pool.

Southern Lisha Northern Lisha
Sea of Clouds mainland Guyun Stone Forest

The 4 outcrops in Guyun Stone Forest, the 2 outcrops on Mt. Tianheng, and the outcrop near Luhua Pool are all guaranteed to spawn.

The remaining 3 locations are chosen randomly from the 8 possible locations in Lisha. Master Zhang will mark The Lisha and Luhua Pool locations and seems to randomly choose one of the two Mt. Tianheng outcrops to mark as well.

Guyun Stone Forest Yaoguang Shoal
Yaoguang Shoal Sal Terrae
Sal Terrae Stone Gate
Stone Gate Qingce Village
Jueyun Karst Bishui Plain northwestern islands

Same as above, but only 2 locations in Lisha will spawn; the last location will instead be the eastern-most Minlin location.

Master Zhang will mark all 4 locations in Lisha (including both the ones on Mt. Tianheng) and the one in Luhua Pool.

Bishui Plain northwestern islands Jueyun Karst
Bishui Plain northwestern islands South of Qingyun Peak

All 10 locations are chosen randomly from the Qingyun Peak and Mt. Aocang areas and the location just east of the northernmost Minlin Teleport Waypoint. Master Zhang seems to randomly mark any 5 locations.

(It appears that the version including the Jueyun Karst Ley Line Outcrop is more likely to include the Mining Outcrop east of the northern Minlin Teleport Waypoint.)

Jueyun Karst South of Qingyun Peak
South of Qingyun Peak Nantianmen

All 10 locations are chosen randomly from the locations in Minlin, excluding the eastern-most one. Master Zhang seems to randomly mark any 5 locations, excluding the ones near Tianqiu Valley and Nantianmen.

(It seems that no more than 8 outcrops can come from Qingyun Peak.)

Inazuma

The Mining Outcrop spawn logic for Inazuma is not yet certain and is likely to change when additional content is released.

Usually, two islands are chosen to spawn Mining Outcrops each day. The first island, where the first Blossom of Wealth is located, will have all of its locations spawn; the remaining location(s) will randomly spawn on the second island. The two islands are the ones that initially have the Ley Line Outcrops for the day. Hajime will always randomly mark 4 of the locations on the island that had all locations spawn. All of the islands (except Watatsumi Island) have 6 mining outcrops so all 6 will spawn on the island marked by Hajime. The remaining 2 mining outcrops will be on the other island with a Ley Line Outcrop for the day.

The only exception to this spawn logic is if Hajime marks out mining outcrop locations on Watatsumi Island. All 7 mining outcrops on Watatsumi Island will spawn and one additional random spawn will be found on Seirai Island, regardless of the location of the Leyline Outcrops.

Search Strategies

For all nations, talking to the main blacksmith first will always provide the most information.

Mondstadt:

  • After talking to Wagner, if the Ley Line Outcrops indicate that there are exactly 4 spawns in Windwail Highland, it may be worth talking to the other NPCs:
    1. First mine the locations marked by Wagner except the location in Brightcrown Canyon. If the location north of the northern Windwail Highland Teleport Waypoint is marked, make sure to check the location near the Teleport Waypoint as well.
    2. If the final location in Windwail Highland has not been found yet, check the location in Brightcrown Canyon.
    3. If the final location still has not been found and the location north of the northern Windwail Highland Teleport Waypoint has not been checked yet, talk to Davy.
    4. If the final location still has not been found, it must either be the one near the Wolf of the North Challenge or the one in the pass leading to Stormterror's Lair. Mine the two locations west and south of Springvale Village, then talk to Draff; he will mark the location at the Wolf of the North Challenge if it has spawned, or will mark nothing if the other location spawned. (Note that this will only work if the two Springvale locations are completely mined out; otherwise, he will mark those first.)

Liyue: WIP

Inazuma: WIP

Change History

Released in Version 1.1

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