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Allows the assembly of a Dowsing Rod, used to locate veins of metal ore. When carrying one, a Dowsing Icon will allow the checking of the coordinate you are on.
Dowsing starts a Focus timer.
Tips n Tricks
Sometimes the absence of an ore is as important as presence. If you find a gap in a vein of ore, it's quite probable that you have an intersection of rare ore!
i moved the old tale info here as it seems it has been changed
Appears as copper with 0 perception.
Copper veins are long and narrow (5-10 wide and up to 100-200 long. The vein can run in any direction. Seems to stop if entering water)
Appears as iron with 2 perception.
Iron veins are long and narrow (5-10 wide and up to 100-200 long. The vein can run in any direction. Seems to stop if entering water)
Appears as unknown with 2 perception.
Appears as unknown with 2 perception. Aluminum still dowses Unrecognized at 4 Per.
Titanium and Antimony
a dash (-) next to a number means that number or possibly lower, and needs to be updated as discovered
|Metal/Ore Type||Unrecognized At||Recognized At||Vein Shape||Other Metals Nearby|
|Copper||N/A||0||Linear||could be any/none|
|Iron||1||2||Linear||could be any/none|
|Tin||2||4||Blob||often @ Copper/Iron intersection|
|Lead||3||7-||Center of Zinc Ring and Blob about +100, +100 NE from Zinc center||Zinc|
|Titanium||6||10||Spiral with blob of Antimony in the middle||Antimony|
|Antimony||7||13-||Blob in middle of Titanium Spiral||Titanium|
|Silver||7||15||Linear with Gold at one end||Gold|
Antimony not recognised at 10 Perception.
Strontium deposits form four-point diamonds -- each point of the diamond is very small, frequently supporting only one mine. The points are located at the North, South, East, and West compass points, and the distance between diametrically-opposed points is 50 coords. -InambaGuum (Tale 3 but still valid)
Platinum unregonised with 17 Perception, along with gold. - Toldy