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Dark Ore is an Item in Spirit Tracks.[1]

Location and Uses

Found only in the Dark Ore Mine in the Fire Realm, the Dark Ore costs 200 Rupees for ten pieces.[2] The ore is said to shine in the dark, but begins to disappear at a fast rate when exposed to sunlight. As such, Link must quickly transport it aboard the Spirit Train to its destination before it completely disappears.[3][4]

Link can purchase ten pieces of Dark Ore and take them to Linebeck III at the Trading Post. If Link can successfully bring at least five of these pieces to Linebeck, he will reward the young hero with a Force Gem, which will energize new tracks in the Ocean Realm allowing him to gain access to the Lost at Sea Station.[5] To transport the Dark Ore quickly to Linebeck III, Link must travel through the cave on the east side of the Fire Realm, where a large Rocktite and its small children lay in wait. If these monsters are able to attack the Spirit Train, some of the Dark Ore will be lost, rendering Link unable to fulfill Linebeck's request, though he will still be rewarded with 100 Rupees for the remaining pieces.

Later, if Link brings another five or more pieces of Dark Ore to Linebeck III, he will be rewarded with a valuable Treasure.


  • Linebeck III's use for Dark Ore is never explained in the game.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
CanadaFrenchCAMinerai noir[6]Dark ore
FranceFrenchEUMinerai noir[7]Dark ore
GermanyGermanFinsterkristalle[8]Dark crystals
ItalyItalianMinerale oscuro[9]Dark ore
SpainSpanishEUCristal oscuro[10]
Gorocristal oscuro[11]
Dark crystal
Dark gorocrystal
Latin AmericaSpanishLACristal oscuro[12]
Gorocristal oscuro[13]
Dark crystal
Dark gorocrystal
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  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 121 (ST)
  2. "Dark Ore is 200 Rupees. Want to buy some?" — Goron (Spirit Tracks)
  3. "The Dark Ore we mine here disappears when exposed to sunlight. So we work all day in the dark like this. I so need to go out and get some sun!" — Goron (Spirit Tracks)
  4. "Hey, kid! You ever heard of Dark Ore? It shines in the dark and melts if sunlight hits it! Strange, eh?" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
  5. "Wh-what's this? You actually brought me some Dark Ore?! Hyah hah hah! Well, fork it over then! ...You are going to give it to me, right?" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
  6. "Mine de minerai noir" — Rail Map (Spirit Tracks)
  7. "Mine de minerai noir" — Rail Map (Spirit Tracks)
  8. "Willkommen! Hier gibt es die Finsterkristalle, die noch stärker als Eisen sind!" — Goron (Spirit Tracks)
  9. "Benvenuto! Il minerale oscuro più duro dell'acciaio a disposizione del pubblico!" — Goron (Spirit Tracks)
  10. "Mina de cristal oscuro" — Rail Map (Spirit Tracks)
  11. "Bienvenido a mi gorotienda. Tengo gorocristales oscuros duros como el gorohierro." — Goron (Spirit Tracks)
  12. "Mina de cristal oscuro" — Rail Map (Spirit Tracks)
  13. "Bienvenido a mi gorotienda. Tengo gorocristales oscuros duros como el gorohierro." — Goron (Spirit Tracks)