Updated for patch 4.3.
Iron Ore is a great Ore to mine because you can sell it in the Auction House for a lot of gold. I’ve seen some people have some pretty good market dominance with Iron Ore on a few of the servers I’ve been on making it sell for as much as 30 gold a stack, more than Saronite typically does. If you are mining for gold you might have surprisingly good success with mining for Iron. If you feel like you need more tips or tricks on how to make more gold take a look at this Gold Guide. Iron Ore requires a mining skill level of 125.
For the Iron Ore routes I’ve chosen three, Feralas, Western Plaguelands, and The Cape of Stranglethorn.
Iron Ore in Feralas
This is likely the best spot for farming Iron Ore since the shattering of Azeroth.
Iron Ore in Western Plaguelands
Western Plaguelands is another good zone to farm for Iron Ore in. All you need to do here is run a big loop of the zone, avoiding the northern section.
Iron Ore in The Cape of Stranglethorn
The Cape of Stranglethorn will provide you with some good Iron Ore farming. Just follow the route on the map below.
If you’re looking for information on Leveling your Mining see my WoW Mining Guide.