Bastok Mines  

Type: City
Region: Bastok
Min Level: 1
Max Level: 75
Connected Areas:Bastok Markets
Chocobo Circuit
South Gustaberg
Zeruhn Mines
Quests for Bastok Mines
Mobs found in Bastok Mines
Items found in Bastok Mines

Zone TypeCity
Level Range1 to 75
Entry RequirementNone
Escapeno escape
Fellowship NPCNo
Final Fantasy XI


The churning industries of Bastok are powered by the ore and minerals carted from the republic's mines. The district of Bastok Mines, cut into the mountains south of Bastok Markets, is the blue-collar region of the city where Galka workers mine the rocks for anything valuable. Bastok Markets also provides access to the Zeruhn Mines and, beyond there, Korroloka Tunnel.

While Bastok Mines provides important resources for Bastok, the district also illustrates the glaring socioeconomic disparities between the humes and Galkas. While many of the humes live in Bastok Markets and Port Bastok, many of the Galkas reside in lesser conditions along the dusty streets of the mines. These living conditions have made some galkas resentful toward the wealth of the humes.

Points of Interest


The Map of the Bastok area, which includes Bastok Mines, can be purchased for 200 gil from Karine and several other NPCs.




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This page last modified 2009-10-26 23:31:29.

Updated: Fri Oct 23 01:48:26 2009

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# Oct 10 2006 at 1:39 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
thanks for the advice
chocobo stables in sandy
# Jul 24 2005 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
while i was going to rent a choco in South San d'Oria they person who rented it asked me if i could bring a lost chocobo back to its master in the republic stables in bastok mines
well i brought it outside the south gate except the chocobo wouldnt go in and i gave up when the chocobo ran away..
has anyone else got this ...quest??
RE: chocobo stables in sandy
# Apr 29 2006 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
first, be sure you are using the entrance for the mines which is the closest to the water.
second, the timer is to show the fastest time for delivery of the chocobo to the intended destinatioin.

i personally have taken the quest from bastok to jeuno and jeuno to windurst and been one minute ET less from the fastest time. I don't know how i can be that far behind when i am taking the shortest route and not running into anything, but i find myself with long zone delays.

lastly i have found the reward to be nothing of any importance. i just do it because i can.
RE: chocobo stables in sandy
# Oct 02 2005 at 10:31 AM Rating: Default
I got this same request. I decided, what the heck, and took a ride to Gustaberg South. Once i crossed into Gustaberg I noticed a timer reading "Vanadiel time: 9 hours. Earth time 26 minutes" or something like that.
When I got the "quest" though, I was told to talk to someone for a reward. I have yet to find anyone who will give me a reward. Could it be the guard at the checkpoint in North Gustaberg?
Bastok Rocks
# Jul 01 2004 at 9:16 PM Rating: Good
284 posts
Shhh, don't tell anyone, but this is the best sector of Bastok. Why? Mog House and Auction House are very close to each other, Chocobo stables are here (if you got a choco licence), LESS CROWDING! Zerhun Mines are connected to this sector... Great place to hang out and do business if you give a care.

I don't know why everyone *has* to be at the fountain square in Bastok Markets. Bastok is the only starting city where the sector with chocobos is *not* crowded. (I mean, in Sandy and Windy, there are AHs near their Chocobo stables, and its always crowded)

Whee for opinionated post XD
RE: Bastok Rocks
# May 06 2005 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
I was born in Markets and will die AFK there.

Bastok Markets fo' life!!!

Oh wait, nm, I spend all my time is smelly Jueno. Stupid hub of the world...
RE: Bastok Rocks
# Mar 30 2005 at 5:39 PM Rating: Default
I totally agree and i rated up
But you forgot to say something that is the best thing of Bastok mines : i was born there with my lil "?" mark near the alchemy guild lol.
# Apr 24 2004 at 1:23 PM Rating: Default
how do you go up levles and be able to fight.
# Apr 24 2004 at 1:19 PM Rating: Default
This may sound weird but i can't even go up levels.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 13 2004 at 2:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You people are obviously noobs. Have you heard of a map? The place Galkans aren't allowed in is to go to a place near Rabao, not the Zeruhn Mines. If you looked at the map, you would see you can turn and go south to go to the actual mines. I don't like being mean, but really, how stupid do you have to be to not turn left?
RE: about galkans going into the mines
# Sep 07 2004 at 12:41 PM Rating: Default
LOL, you don't even have a sub-job and you are calling people noobs.
RE: about galkans going into the mines
# Apr 20 2004 at 11:22 AM Rating: Excellent
514 posts
according to your profile, your a level 6 whm...stop calling other people n00bs if you are one yourself, and stop calling them n00bs in the first place. Everybody has got to start somewhere, if they need help thats just normal.

Edited, Tue Apr 20 12:21:23 2004
# Jan 15 2004 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
what's the "no entry" area for? I always walk by it but can't go in there
how do i get to the mines
# Dec 30 2003 at 7:27 AM Rating: Default
i am doing a misshen at zeruhn mine i have to talk to the overseer can some give me a locion were the mine is pleas
Help with Zeruhn Mine entrance
# Nov 11 2003 at 6:15 PM Rating: Default
Trying to get into Zeruhn Mines, but being a Galkan, I'm prevented from going through the gates. Someone said that I needed to talk to an NPC to get through, but I'm not sure of who I need to talk to, or where I can find them, or what I need to do in general to get through. My friends (tarutaru and mithra) walked through just fine... Any help would be appreciated...
RE: Help with Zeruhn Mine entrance
# Sep 27 2005 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
In order to pass the gate in Zeruhn mines you have to have the expansion pack Rise of the Zilart installed and REGISTERED. That's all.
RE: Help with Zeruhn Mine entrance
# May 07 2005 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent

4) !!! go through tunnel on the right side of large cave !!!
RE: Help with Zeruhn Mine entrance
# May 07 2005 at 11:28 PM Rating: Decent
1)go down tunnel on the left of locked gate

2)go to largest room and stay on the right side

3)walk around till you find Overseer

(or buy a map near goldsmith guild (tent)
# Nov 05 2003 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
Parragoh's house is located beneath the Bat lair's inn. After the arch, it's the first house on your left.

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Level 65 Lord Protector of Zephyros
Cornelia & Parraggoh
# Nov 02 2003 at 8:15 PM Rating: Decent
Trying to do the Zinc quest but for the life of my I can't find the location. I know it was a house anyone know this location?
RE: Cornelia & Parraggoh
# Dec 22 2003 at 3:10 AM Rating: Default
Its in the warehouse in port bastok.
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