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The Mythril Mine is a short dungeon in Final Fantasy VII where townsfolk from Kalm used to work before the appearances of Midgar Zolom stopped the mining expeditions. Despite being called "Mythril" Mines, the mines are referred to as "coal mines" by a miner in the Kalm bar in the game's PlayStation translation, contrary to the original Japanese release which never stated this. In the PC version the word "coal" has been removed. The weapon shop of Kalm, where the miners reside, sell weapons made of mythril.

The mines travel beneath the mountain range in the eastern continent, connecting the Chocobo Farm in the Grasslands Area to Fort Condor and Junon in the Junon Area.

In Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- the Mythril Mine does not appear as a location, but has a shop visitable from the menu as Mythril Mine Trading.

Story Edit

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The party follows Sephiroth through the mines during their world-wide hunt for him. Outside, Sephiroth has killed a Midgar Zolom prior to the party's arrival, and left its corpse on a tree trunk as a warning.

Inside the mines, the party meets the Turks: Rude, Tseng, and the rookie Elena. The Turks do not attack, only give a warning that Reno will be back with a new weapon to fight them. Elena accidentally slips Sephiroth has been sighted heading towards Junon, and the two parties part ways.

Spoilers end here.

Locations Edit


Location of the Mythril Mine, indicated by crosshair.

The Mythril Mine is located to the South on Gaia's Eastern continent.
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Tunnels Edit

East Edit

West Edit

Cliff Edge Edit

Items Edit

Enemies Edit


Battle background.

The Mythril Mines are an excellent place to level up Limit Breaks early in the game. Enemy groups in the northern peninsula have as many as five enemies. Using group attacks, like the Enemy Skill Matra Magic, allow vast numbers of enemies to be defeated in a relatively short time.

Zolom Swamp and Fort Condor Side Edit

Eastern Peninsula Edit

Northern Peninsula Edit

Musical themes Edit

The background music for the Mythril Mine is "In Search of the Man in Black".

Other appearances Edit

Last Order -Final Fantasy VII- Edit

In Last Order -Final Fantasy VII-, while attempting to get to Midgar, Zack Fair fights his way through a contingent of Shinra troops in the mine's abandoned facility/town. Eventually acquiring a motorcycle from one of the troops he rides the bike into the mine tunnels, making it to the other end before the bike's fuel runs out.

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Edit

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Other mediaEdit

The Mythril Mine is referenced in the Brain Blast quiz of Final Fantasy XIII-2. It is listed as an incorrect option for a question asking for the location of the Paddra Ruins.

Behind the scenesEdit

If the player skipped Kalm, Cloud's party members stop him from going deeper into the mines, telling him to go back to Kalm. If the player crossed the marshes on a chocobo, Cloud asks his steed to wait for him outside, which normally can't be done.

If the player triggers the aforementioned scene and Aeris is in the party, she will use Tifa's dialogue because the developers accidentally assigned Aeris with the wrong text ID. The line Aeris is meant to say can never be seen in a normal play-through, although it still exists in the game's text files.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

The word "mythril" or "mithril" is a metal found in many fantasy worlds. It was originally introduced by the fantasy writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, being present in his Middle-earth. It resembles silver but is stronger than steel, and much lighter in weight than either. The author first wrote of it in The Lord of the Rings, and it is retrospectively mentioned in the third, revised edition of The Hobbit in 1966. In the first 1937 edition, the mail shirt given to Bilbo is described as being made of "silvered steel". The name mithril comes from two words in Sindarin—mith, meaning "grey" or "mist", and ril meaning "glitter".

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