Prospecting Rates

The following is a list of prospecting rates for various expansions, listed in reverse order (newest first). The left hand column has the name of the gem while the right hand column holds the yield per prospect. After each table the gems per stack are summed up.

Mists of Pandaria Prospecting Rates

Data collected from Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4. on September 29th through September 30th.

Ghost Iron Ore

Gem Yield Per Prospect
Primordial Ruby 3.67%
Sun’s Radiance 4.33%
River’s Heart 4.33%
Wild Jade 4.67%
Imperial Amethyst 5.00%
Vermillion Onyx 5.00%
Pandarian Garnet 25.67%
Lapis Lazuli 26.33%
Sunstone 24.33%
Alexandrite 26.67%
Roguestone 24.00%
Tiger Opal 25.67%
Sparkling Shard 129.67%

Uncommon Gems Per Stack: 6.1

Rare Gems Per Stack: 1.1

Sparkling Shards Per Stack: 5.2

Kyparite

Gem Yield Per Prospect
Primordial Ruby 3.55%
Sun’s Radiance 4.26%
River’s Heart 5.32%
Wild Jade 4.26%
Imperial Amethyst 4.26%
Vermillion Onyx 3.90%
Pandarian Garnet 27.30%
Lapis Lazuli 27.30%
Sunstone 26.24%
Alexandrite 30.85%
Roguestone 22.70%
Tiger Opal 19.86%
Sparkling Shard 160.64%

Uncommon Gems Per Stack: 6.2

Rare Gems Per Stack: 1.0

Sparkling Shards Per Stack: 6.4

Black Trillium Ore

Gem Yield Per Prospect
Primordial Ruby 14.46%
Sun’s Radiance 17.46%
River’s Heart 18.95%
Wild Jade 15.71%
Imperial Amethyst 16.96%
Vermillion Onyx 17.21%
Pandarian Garnet 19.20%
Lapis Lazuli 13.97%
Sunstone 16.96%
Alexandrite 16.71%
Roguestone 18.95%
Tiger Opal 14.21%
Sparkling Shard 147.63%

Uncommon Gems Per Stack: 4.0

Rare Gems Per Stack: 4.03

Sparkling Shards Per Stack: 5.9

White Trillium Ore

Gem Yield Per Prospect
Primordial Ruby 15.63%
Sun’s Radiance 15.38%
River’s Heart 19.85%
Wild Jade 16.87%
Imperial Amethyst 15.63%
Vermillion Onyx 16.13%
Pandarian Garnet 17.62%
Lapis Lazuli 19.60%
Sunstone 17.87%
Alexandrite 14.89%
Roguestone 12.41%
Tiger Opal 17.62%
Sparkling Shard 149.88%

Uncommon Gems Per Stack: 4.0

Rare Gems Per Stack: 3.98

Sparkling Shards Per Stack: 6.0

Cataclysm Prospecting Rates

My personal prospecting rates, collected via Prospect Me

Obsidium Ore

Gem Yield Per Prospect
Demonseye 1.4%
Ocean Sapphire 2.0%
Dream Emerald 1.5%
Inferno Ruby 1.3%
Amberjewel 1.4%
Ember Topaz 1.5%
Zephyrite 26%
Nightstone 24%
Alicite 23%
Jasper 24%
Carnelian 24%
Hessonite 26%

Uncommon Gems Per Stack: 5.88

Rare Gems Yield Per Stack: 0.364

Elementium Ore

Gem Yield Per Prospect
Inferno Ruby 4.1%
Ocean Sapphire 4.1%
Dream Emerald 4.5%
Demonseye 4.5%
Amberjewel 4.5%
Ember Topaz 4.2%
Zephyrite 18%
Nightstone 18%
Alicite 18%
Jasper 19%
Carnelian 19%
Hessonite 19%

Uncommon Gems Per Stack: 4.44

Rare Gems Per Stack: 1.04

Pyrite Ore

Item Yield Per Prospect
Demonseye 7.5%
Ocean Sapphire 6.9%
Inferno Ruby 4.8%
Dream Emerald 5.3%
Amberjewel 6.8%
Ember Topaz 6.2%
Zephyrite 16%
Nightstone 18%
Alicite 18%
Jasper 18%
Carnelian 19%
Hessonite 17%
Volatile Earth 156%

Uncommon Gems Per Stack: 4.24

Rare Gems Per Stack: 1.5

Volatile Earth Per Stack: 6.24

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