Gold bars and raw ores can be dropped on the floor of Your Home to increase its rank, but only gold bars and ores in the top 10 furniture items will contribute. Ergo, the higher the rank of PC's house, the more expensive the ore will need to be in order to be counted. See PC's house board to view the top 10 items.
They can be given to PC's pets to sell, who will then use the gold to train their potential. These are also the only items PC's pets are known to sell, apart from small medals, and they will usually make a killing doing so; when sold by pets, the pet will always receive a flat price depending on what they sell, from 10 gold for junk stone, to 450 for raw ores. Pets, unlike PC, may sell worthless fake gold bars, though only for a measly 1gp.
Pets will automatically pick up ores from the floor, after which PC cannot get them back. PC can prevent this either by making sure that there is at least one other stack of items on the same spot, completely filling the pet's inventory, or, in Elona+, using a Tamer's Whip on the pet.
The entire class of items is also the preferred offering type for Opatos of Earth and Jure of Healing (excluding the fake gold bar, which cannot be offered). Note that sacrificing junk stones nets just as much favor as sacrificing diamond ores and the former can be found lying around in the wilderness, so the more expensive types can be reserved for selling or giving to pets.
The ore pieces PC finds in the wilderness are NOT considered ores, most likely being useless refuse from actual ore.
- Value is the item's full price; depending on Negotiation skill the PC will sell these items for between 10% and 33% of this price. Pets will always sell for 100% of item price regardless of their negotiation skill.
|raw ore of diamond||0.3s||4200|
|raw ore of emerald||0.3s||450|
|raw ore of mika||0.0s*||720|
|raw ore of rubynus||0.2s||1400|
|worthless fake gold bar||0.0s*||0|
- * rounded down
In Elona+, ores of rubynus, emerald and diamond can be combined in bulks of five by using a Pot for fusion, resulting in an item that is worth more than the sum of the single ores when sold by PC or a pet.