Raw gems are precious stone items often usable as a crafting reagent for professions. Unlike cut gems, these must be crafted into another item to gain any sort of bonus. The majority of uncut gems are found via mining or . In addition, most can be found in chests and lockboxes, and have a small chance of dropping from random mobs. Some can also be mined from the corpses of certain giants and elementals.
- Pearl, which are not precious stones, but are put to use in much the same way.
- Gem, for socketable gems created by jewelers
Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor Minerals
Minerals present in the original World of Warcraft, and generally restricted to zones below level 60.
Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Drop rates of gems have been increased at lower levels and decreased at higher levels.
- A full list of all minerals, ores and crystals has been compiled here.