Monster Hunter World Ores are one of many components you'll need to construct weapons and armour pieces for your Hunter and Palico.

However, there's a variety of kinds - Fucium Ore, Dragonite Ore and Lightcrystal - and it's not immediately clear from which areas or activities they are from.

Elsewhere, our Monster Hunter World tips can help you decide when to farm, what to forage and what to do between hunts, and our Monster Hunter World walkthrough and guide can help with main quest and story progress.

What are Monster Hunter World ore used for?

Ore are one of many classifications of components you'll collect as you play Monster Hunter World, and are used as a component for constructing weapons and armour pieces.

Ores are primarily sourced from Mining Outcrops, which are a crystals in each of the game's hunting areas. Simply walk up to it, press the button prompt, and forage away.

You get three ores per Mining Outcrop, and unlike previous Monster Hunter games, there's no need to have a pickaxe on you to mine them.

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If you are specifically after Mining Outcrops, then remember you can use your map to locate the desired one, and click in the right stick to have your Scoutflies take you to them.

Unlike Bone Piles, there are differences between Ores - red and blue - but the good news is Ores across areas tend to be the same. Of course, they do then differ between Low Rank and High Rank.

How to get Dragonite Ore, Dragonvein Crystal, Spiritcore Ore and other common Ores

The following are common Ores in Low Rank:

  • Iron Ore location - Mining Outcrops (more common in Ancient Wastes and Wildspire Wastes, both Ranks)
  • Machalite Ore location - Mining Outcrops (more common in Ancient Wastes and Wildspire Wastes, Low Rank)
  • Dragonite Ore location - Mining Outcrops (Coral Highlands, Rotten Vale and Elder's Recess, all ranks)

The following are common Ores in High Rank:

  • Carbalite Ore location - Mining Outcrops (all areas in High Rank, more common in red deposits)
  • Dragonvein Crystal location - Mining Outcrops (all areas in High Rank, more common in red deposits)
  • Spiritcore Ore location - Mining Outcrops (all areas in High Rank, more common in red deposits)

Looking for more Monster Hunter World tips? Our Monster Hunter World walkthrough and guide explains how Assigned missions, Expeditions and Investigations work, which will see you hunt Anjanath, Zorah Magdaros, Diablos, Odogaron as well as Elder Dragons Kushala Daora, Teostra, Vaal Hazah, Xeno'Jiiva and Kirin. If you are starting out, we recommend first using our weapon types list to decide the best weapon for you, learning how to join friends and Squads in multiplayer, plus how to capture monsters and mount monsters. There's plenty of optional stuff - such as Grimalkynes and Doodles, helping unlock Plunderblade and Gajalaka quests - as well as the some new updates coming soon, including the Deviljho release and Spring Blossom Festival.

How to get Fucium Ore, Lightcrystal, Novacrystal and other rare Ores

The following are rarer, area-specific Ores in both Low Rank and High Rank:

  • Earth Crystal location - Mining Outcrops (rare find from Wildspire Wastes from Low Rank)
  • Aquacore Ore location - Mining Outcrops (rare find from Coral Highlands from Low Rank)
  • Lightcrystal location - Mining Outcrops (rare find from Rotten Vale from Low Rank; rare find in all areas in High Rank)
  • Coral Crystal location - Mining Outcrops (rare find from Coral Highlands in High Rank)
  • Novacrystal location - Mining Outcrops (rare find from Coral Highlands and Rotten Vale in High Rank)
  • Fucium Ore location - Mining Outcrops (find from Elder's Recess in High Rank)
  • Dreamcore Ore location - Mining Outcrops (find from Elder's Recess in High Rank)
  • Firecell Stone location - Mining Outcrops (rare find from Elder's Recess in High Rank)
  • Dragonvein Amber location - Amber deposits (find from Elder's Recess in High Rank)
  • Gaia Amber location - Amber deposits (find from Elder's Recess in High Rank)
  • Blue Beryl location - Beryl deposits (from Elder's Recess)
  • True Beryl location - Beryl deposits (from Elder's Recess)
  • Abyssal Beryl location - rare Beryl deposits (from Elder's Recess)

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