This project is abandoned and its default file will likely not work with the most recent version of World of Warcraft. Whether this project is out of date or its author has marked it as abandoned, this project is no longer maintained.

Sifter adds extra information to the tooltips of ore and gems to help miners and jewelcrafters prospect their ore.


  • Show all results for prospecting ore
  • Lists all ore sources for gems in drop rate order
  • Item names are colored by item rarity
  • All item names are pulled from the game client, less information is stored in the addon

Item Cache

Previous versions required user interaction to ensure the local item cache was up to date after a patch. New versions (2.0 and beyond) handle this task automatically. While the cache is being updated, some items might display "Updating Cache" instead of the prospecting information. Once the updating process is complete, simply mouse-over the items again and you will see the useful information. Updating the cache takes roughly two minutes from when your character logs into the game.


Please make all bug reports and feature requests as tickets on WoWAce.

About This Project

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    May 20, 2009
  • Last Released File
    Sep 10, 2013
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