The closed off Echo Ridge Mine.

Map of Echo Ridge Mine.


While the area is present in-game, it can't be accessed by normal means.

Echo Ridge Mine is a mine located in northwestern Northshire Valley within Elwynn Forest. It was overtaken by kobolds, much to the frustration of the humans living in the area. Following the Cataclysm, the mine has been closed off. Gug Fatcandle is occasionally found at the entrance. It is unknown why it was closed, but its possible that it had collapsed at some point due to the earthquakes or to prevent the kobolds from getting back inside.


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  • The kobolds inhabiting the mine were needed for a few quests (as stated above) prior to Cataclysm. The mine was quite simple to maneuver through and the quests were rather easy, as the kobolds were defensive and would not become hostile unless attacked. A path wound to the back of the mine and opened into a large room. A chest sometimes spawned here and usually had a few copper to help with finances and maybe a new weapon.


Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): A gate was added which closed off the mine.

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