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where to find rough opal

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Ive looked EVERYWHERE for this there is no info anywhere on where to get these things where the hell are they?!?!!?!

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bump, like to know too

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I get rare gems from regular rocks like granite and basalt, could come from other stone as well.

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There needs to be a gathering level of Apprentice to gather Opal at Epheria Ridge.

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Apprentice level mining, north along the beach of Epheria. You're looking for these:

 

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We just had this guild mission and it took forever find them with the lack of info. Good luck guys!

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Apprentice level mining, north along the beach of Epheria. You're looking for these:

 

We just had this guild mission and it took forever find them with the lack of info. Good luck guys!

If you are not apprentice level the stone will highlight but not be interactable 

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Apprentice level mining, north along the beach of Epheria. You're looking for these:

 

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We just had this guild mission and it took forever find them with the lack of info. Good luck guys!

where bouts did u pick up the knowledge?

 

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where bouts did u pick up the knowledge?

 

What do you mean? How did we find out to look here? Or how was I able to gather from it, in that knowledge is sometimes required from npcs to do certain things?

For the former, forum scouring and googlefu turned up almost nothing. The best we had were mentions of Epheria and some vague hints from people otherwise. It was one of our members that wandered along the beach and spotted the strange rocks and gathered the first opal from it.

For the latter, you just have to be apprentice level in gathering or higher. As Alpha said, who didn't have apprentice gathering (was still beginner), she wasn't able to mine from them.

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Okay guys so my guild found the node in pic one and it was not active. They node in picture 2 was active once. We found rocks that looked like the strange rock, but only one that was harvestable despite camping it the whole 90mins. Has anyone actually done the guild gathering quest that needs rough opals and completed it?

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Okay guys so my guild found the node in pic one and it was not active. They node in picture 2 was active once. We found rocks that looked like the strange rock, but only one that was harvestable despite camping it the whole 90mins. Has anyone actually done the guild gathering quest that needs rough opals and completed it?

Yes, my guild completes this one all the time. Twice today alone. Characters have to be Apprentice lvl 1 minimum Gathering skill for the node to be mineable. All the ones we run across are working, the only time they don't pop up with an icon to mine them is if the character is too low or the node has already been recently mined.

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Is it just me or does the Strange Rock take forever to respawn unlike other nodes?  Is this a bug or intentional?

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It take longer to respawn due to rarity else player will be camping. Rainbow stone is also rarity. 

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these nodes are either bugged, or have an extremely long respawn time.

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these nodes are either bugged, or have an extremely long respawn time.

Are you sure you have apprentice gathering? My guild has done this one plenty of times and never seems to have an issue...

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Are you sure you have apprentice gathering? My guild has done this one plenty of times and never seems to have an issue...

yes I'm currently apprentice 5 in gathering. Tried doing a gathering mission with my guild last night before maintenance we had 75min left to collect 8 of the opal and after 60+ min of waiting at the beach for them to respawn not a single node did, and we had to abandon the guild quest.

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=/ maybe you are on an unlucky channel? Sorry that really does seem like a bad bug.

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Rough Opal:

Get a boat. Loads of little Opal (specifically named that) mineables on the different islands, from far west to far northeast.

They're almost entirely near the water and some of them stand out a lot. I haven't seen much else across the islands other than Opal. Some islands had Copper and Iron, one had a deep purple crystal.

I was taking some people to fill their map on my slow ass Ferry but we went by many of those. I came back with 10 Rough Opal from mining one spot while party talked to manager.

Not sure what the skill requirement for these is, if any, I was at Skilled3 and cannot touch various special nodes.

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Thanks for the islands tip.

We had some serious problems with guild trying to find these from other than epheria coast.

Finally got to mine some, here a picture what they look like.
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Old post but I just found this when Google searching for opal near Epheria because I didn't want to travel to my other spots. There is some opal nodes on the beach of iliya in the far west corner were the rocks are and the kids building sand castles. There is also another 2 if you follow the south-western coastline from the first spot and also quite a few dotted around on the islands south of iliya. I would provide screen shots but I'm too lazy to go that for north (at Epheria right now). Hope this helps anyone else who stumbles across this post.

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Really have got to get out onto those islands :)  Thanks for the motivation folks!

There's also a limited number of topaz outcrops in the mountains between Florin and Olvia.  Wouldn't say it's worth a special trip but if you happen to be up there already, can't hurt to chip away at them a bit.

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Has anyone actually done the guild gathering quest that needs rough opals and completed it?

My guild has does this one several times, and it's actually one of the better/faster ones, tbh. Just have the person with the highest gathering run to Epheria (hopefully on a fast horse), and if you can manage it, send someone else (with a boat) to the islands above Velia. There are some Rough Opal up there as well. Check those out too.

If the opal is there, you're all set. If not, it's going to be a bad time. The respawn timer on those is 2-2.5 hours.

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Yes they have a long respawn time.

 

Opals are only found along the shoreline and on beaches.

Iliya Island is a good source, but people usually have low level alts camping them.

As mentioned above, various islands have a sprinkling of nodes.

There's also two large sources of Opals along the northern shore of Mediah (25+ nodes each), one's NW of Altinova.

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