Don’t know about your market, but as of late mine has seen Elementium Ore drop to about 80-90s per ore. Yesterday I found it even lower, at 12g a stack (or 60s each). So, I started buying it ten stacks at a time and prospecting it. In total, I spent 500g for 40 stacks, plus my AH house fees. The AH fees were for blue quality gems I listed, cut, as a result of prospecting the Ore.
I made 522g off of several cut gems. Sent my Enchanter 3 Carnelian Spikes to DE, and was left with 6 Dream Emerald, 2 Inferno Ruby, 4 Ember Topaz, 3 Demonseye, 2 Amberjewel, and 5 Ocean Sapphire. Those I will try to cut and sell yet this week(end).
However, I also have as a result:
- 56 Alicite
- 58 Carnelian
- 34 Jaspers
- 41 Zephyrite
- 26 Nighstone
- 41 Hessonite
Those I plan to hang on to, aside from what I might need as I continue to (remember to) do the Stormwind daily. If Burning Crusade and Wrath greens are any indication, we’ll reach a point during the next expansion where these should be worth more than they are now. If they’re not for some reason, I can just cut them and vendor them (some as rings/necklaces) for a profit because those blue gems I auctioned have already covered my investment.