Where do I find copper ore to mine in WOW? They are too expensive at the auction house, and I can't seem to find it on any guides..
The best Areas for copper are the first 2 starting areas of each race, normally there is plenty to go around, but Bots and other Players can make the life of a Newbie very hard when it comes to gathering.
Trolls & Orcs
Another possible solution would be to download an Addon like Gatherer, that can show you all possible spots on your minimap if so desired and if you download a premade database.
Also do not forget to enable ore tracking. You find this ability in your skillbook.
The two best zones to mine Copper Ore in World of Warcraft are as follows. These zones statistically result in the highest yield of Copper Ore in game.
If you're Horde, follow the highlighted path around Durotar;
If you're Alliance, follow the highlighted path around Darkshore;
Images taken from the WoW profession guide, which contains details on the best route to get each different type of ore in game.
Be sure to enable the Find minerals ability.
The starter zones are good places to get copper ore
The following guide should give you an idea of an optimal route: Copper Ore farming
I use an addon called Gatherer to help easily find and keep track of the ore locations, in conjunction with the Altoholic addon to keep track of which of my characters has a particular ore in their bags or bank