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For Leviathan Mini-Tuning Fork
# Feb 13 2013 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
For summoners wanting to do the level 20 Leviathan "Mini-Tuning Fork" quest in Norg, you need level 2 reputation. I did Ayame and Kaede(NIN sub), started Forge Your Destiny(SAM quest;didn't finish) and traded a total of 13 zinc ores (1 + 3x4). I also completed all the Rank 5 quests (original nation) running around the 3 beastman areas for Aldo. So it shouldn't take very long at all to reach level 2 reputation to receive the Leviathan quest.
# Jul 07 2012 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
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The best place to get zinc ores is mining in Zeruhn Mines. My time in there I walked away with roughly 12 per hour. You can use speed enhancing items / mogpowers and all the mining points are close together. They even took out the only high-level aggro monsters there (Oil Slick type).

Gusgen Mines: Mining points were spread out and somewhat dangerous, low drop rate on both worm types.
South Gustaberg: Low drop rate on worms.
Korrokla Tunnel / Dangruf Wadi : Second best drop rates, very few worms in dangruf wadi.
West Ronfaure: Supposed to (according to wiki) have the highest worm drop rate.

Edited, Jul 7th 2012 6:27pm by TWA
Anyone wanna give me ores?
# Dec 07 2008 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I have mined and mined and have only gotten roughly a total of 30 Zinc Ores in a span of 2 weeks real time. I've killed about 50-60 worms and only got 10 from them. I've also traded about 100 Yagudo Bead Necklaces. My Norg fame is still at Lv.3 but the Rice Balls at the Tenshodo HQ are selling for about 158 gil. I am really trying to get Utsusemi because it seems like every time i'm in a party or am asked to be in a party and i notify the party leader that I don't have Utsusemi, everything goes wrong and they start complaining about me not having Utsusemi, although I warned them.

Now, right to the point. Anybody on the Ifrit server want to help a striving NIN out and give me about 8-16 Zinc Ores to help with my fame? I'd be in your debt.

Same name in game. Xehgui, Ifrit Server.
npc to buy zinc ores
# Jul 31 2007 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
Question.. i'm in need of Tenshodo fame. The Zinc Ore Quest is what most people are saying to do. Problem is that im too lazy to kill these worms for 100+ zinc ore's. Which would be the fastest way other than buying off auction house for 400 gil ea. Should i buy pickaxe for 250g ea. and mine for them in Zehrun Mines with 0 goldsmith skill and a few +mining equipment. Or will i be breaking pickaxe's too much and end up spending around the same price as if i were to buy them all off the Auction House. ??? I checked the guild shop and saw no zinc ore's. somebody posted somewhere that they were for sale there at certain time's but i didnt see $#@%. can i buy zinc ore's from any npc's?

i found a npc in the metal works that sells zinc ores idk if they still sell
but they r in the smithing guild
zinc ore
# May 29 2007 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
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hi~ i am rite beside the goldsmith guild right now and they are letting me buy zinc ores for 525 gils. its lightsday too...so now we kno it's not only on darkday when they sell it. hehe.
dirt Cheap
# Mar 11 2007 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
Seraph is the best server hands down..... EVERYTHING IS CHEAP!!!
Not many items cost more then 700k except refresh body armors and Kracken clubs.. which are 1 Mil- 10 mil.

The ores I bought at bastok were only 100 gil..... The new venture roll game netted me 80k a day....... PLayed 2 days and got 160k from the damn game I only had 3k in my pocket!! making moneys easy in seraph and Buying stuff is dirt cheap..

ok peace
# Dec 12 2006 at 4:40 AM Rating: Decent
whats the cheapest way 2 get these, i currently have 105 gil and i dont wanna too get 900+ gil
# Sep 21 2006 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Other Areas
# Apr 30 2006 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
Ummm.. Zinc Ore can also be found in East and West Ronfaure and King Ranperre's Tomb off of Carrion Worms
damndable goldsmithing
# Mar 31 2006 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
trying to lvl goldsmithing so i can make bullets and cant find this anywhere... i guess ill hafto go mine it o well
Drop Rate
# Mar 09 2006 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone know which worms have the best drop rate for zinc?
keep in mind
# Mar 08 2006 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Apparently, the yagudo bead quest to raise norg fame is not as effective as the zinc quest. In order to get Utsu: Ichi, I turned in 100 zinc ores, or did the q 25 times. I have heard that to do this using the yag bead quest can take as much as twice the amount of turn-ins.

But then again, yag necklaces are as easy to find as necklaces the day after mardi gras.

Wanna make a quick buck? Go to Zeruhn Mines with some pickaxes and mine the stuff. Its a common drop there and people pay silly prices for em in Bastok ^_^
keep in mind
# Mar 20 2007 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
I have also heard this as correct. My only problem is i turned in over 100 Zinc Ore and my rice ball price is 160! Well I guess I'll turn in more ><
4k EACH.
# Jan 12 2006 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
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I checked the AH today on Leviathan... 3-4k EACH now. -_- Sad.
Tenshodo/Norg Fame
# Oct 28 2005 at 4:17 AM Rating: Decent
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If you are doing the zinc for Tenshodo fame, you start with one piece, for a quest in the basement of warehouse #2 in Port Bastok (across from air terminal). After CS, guard will take 4 pieces at a time. Mine zinc in Dangruf Wadi in the worm room (2d room to the left as you enter). Go with level 17 or so thief (or higher). In addition to the zinc, the worms drop flintstones (Bastok quest and GS lvl 2 item), hermit rings (5k or more), and sulfur (last I saw, around 8k the stack at AH). In addition, the usual from the gobs (wild onion, cotton thread, yew fishing rod or clothespole, occasional fast water rod). On the way to or from, get beehive chips, honey, crab meat in the Fumeroles, and always a chance to get yourself a pair of Bouncing Boots (or whatever they are now called; that's how I got my Leaping Boots a long time ago...).
Zaub of Bastok/Cerberus:
Taru, 17/20@90
Bone 100+3+Sign/Leather 60+1
Alch/Wood/Cook/Cloth/Smith/Goldsmith 60
GS 51/Smith 53/Fishing 29
# Sep 05 2005 at 10:23 AM Rating: Decent
I've found it very beneficial to hunt this item in King Ranp's tomb because the drop rate is decent, you can also get chest key, ascetic's ring, and check on ghost/spook/gruel all at the same time. And a stacks of flint stones add up rather quickly ;)
Utsusemi Quest
# Jul 13 2005 at 11:22 PM Rating: Decent
Who do i give the zinc ore to raise fame in norg for the utsusemi quest. (is it Talib or someone else)
RE: Utsusemi Quest
# Oct 28 2005 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
Ok on Hades this cost 2k each so 8k per turn in. yag beads are only 1k each. so 4k a turn in. I will go on the cheaper one.

What does your server cost?
RE: Utsusemi Quest
# May 14 2006 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Even though this post is pretty old, I wanted to note that it takes about twice as many turn-ins (maybe even more) to get enough fame using the Yag Necklace quest. Thus these are still better.

On Pandy they're 1-2k each for zinc ore.
Zeruhn Mining
# Mar 18 2005 at 5:33 PM Rating: Default
97 posts
(Freakin' internet /fume. Triple post>_< Takes talent >.|)

Edited, Fri Mar 18 17:35:49 2005
Zeruhn Mining
# Mar 18 2005 at 5:33 PM Rating: Default
97 posts

Edited, Fri Mar 18 17:33:51 2005
Zeruhn Mining
# Mar 18 2005 at 5:32 PM Rating: Default
97 posts
Been running around with all my low level jobs, killin the easy worms for exp and zinc.
When I get sick of this, I do go to the Zeruhn Mines, try to dig some up. I usually wind up with a bunch of iron >< (I mean it does sell good and all but...)The hard part is all the competion (sp?) for mining points, they are usually clamed pretty quick unless you wake up and log on really early in the morning off peak hours.
I've never seen zinc at the guild in Bastok (maybe I just got bad timing). It might have to do with conquest too... </think> There are a lot more items in the leading country's shops...
Sold on Darksday
# Feb 18 2005 at 12:53 AM Rating: Decent
Purchase at Goldsmiting Guild in Bastok on Darksday, sells for about 243 G each with Hero Fame. Get there early cuz they sell pretty quickly.
RE: Sold on Darksday
# Mar 13 2005 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
On Midgardsormr, the Zinc Ore on Darksday sells out on an average of 8 seconds...I was hoping to stock up my inventory on Zinc Ore when alluva sudden it seems to be sold out...after "2" purchases, my face looked something like


..needless to say i'm just going to stick to buying it out of bazaars and the AH
norg fame
# Oct 08 2004 at 9:34 PM Rating: Default
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You turn in zinc to Talib in a wharehouse in port bastok is what i heard...do it...
were to go
# Jul 25 2004 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
were is a good spot to mine for zinc ore
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 17 2004 at 3:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) OMG. Take a break and go to school.
Mhaura goldsmith guild
# Jul 22 2004 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
109 posts
The Mhaura goldsmith guild does sell zinc ore. I'm not sure if they do every day or jsut once in a while like in Bastok. I've only stopped in the guild there once, but that one time i stopped they did have zinc ore and i bought some. I think it sold for about 250, not sure on that as it has been about a month since I was there.
RE: Mhaura goldsmith guild
# Aug 06 2004 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
437 posts
They were selling it today as well.

Darksday, Full Moon. Vana'diel date 12/6/951, Earth 08/06/04 @ 18:24

Can anyone confirm if it's the day, moon or both?

Edited, Fri Aug 6 21:58:10 2004
chocobo digging
# May 13 2004 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
3,640 posts
i dug up about 10 of these with about 3 stacks of greens in buburimoo peninsula. a stack of greens costs about 150 gil more than a singl zinc ore on the auction. not bad ;)
# Feb 27 2004 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
I got a piece of Zinc Ore off of a Land Worm in Qufim today. Just wanted to point that out, 'cause Qufim isn't listed ^^''
RE: Qufim
# Apr 18 2004 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
Since almost all worms drop this sometimes its a bit redundant to state each and every zone with worms.
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