Gold Ore is mined from Gold veins, with a minimum mining skill of 115.
Gold veins are found, uncommonly, wherever Iron or Mithril veins can be found.
The most common zones to have Gold veins (according to Thottbot) are
Very rarely (1%), a Gold Vein will also produce Jade, Lesser Moonstone, or Citrine.
Gold Ore as an ingredient
Gold Ore is smelted into Gold Bars at a forge,
requiring a mining skill of 115 or more.
Gold Bars are used in
Blacksmithing, Engineering, and Jewelcrafting.
Gold Ore may not be prospected.
Gold Ore in quests: