There is currently one expedition that can be started by hailing the miner: Catacombs of Dranik
The Dranik expedition is located on three separate sections, each of which is a unique zone. There are a series of 2 bosses or tasks which must be completed to move on to each new "tier" of the expedition. Dranik also drops essences from T1-T4, along with all weapons, armor, and spells from those tiers.
Upon completion of this expedition, hailing the miner in Stonehive awards all members of the active group/raid receive 8 Hive Shards.
To enter the Bloodmoon Temple, go to Stonehive and speak with "Bloodmoon Temple Ancient" located in the north part of the zone (outside of the main "hive" building).
Upon completion of this expedition, hailing the "Bloodmoon Temple Ancient" in Stonehive awards all members of the active group/raid receive 4 Hive Shards.
To enter Old Blackburrow, go to Sunderock Springs and speak with Socho.
Upon completion of this expedition, all memebers of the active group/raid receive 30 Hive Shards.
Also upon completion there is a 2 day lockout timer for all group/raid members
Currently you have to leave your group/raid in another zone and obtain the expedition with just the leader in zone, once he has gone through the entry sequence and entered old blackburrow, the rest of your group/raid can enter sunderock and hail Socho to enter old blackburrow.
[May 24th 2022] [Draca] [Expeditions] Sunderock expedition now bypasses the cinematic scene in Dreadspire, and players will be directly ported to Blackburrow.
Abyss Guardian Chambers<Locked>
The Abyss Guardian Chambers expedition is located in the same zone file as the Fighter's Guild. The zone contains NPCs and bosses from the tier 5 zone, Abyss. You can complete flags toward your tier 5 "100 kill quest" for killing the bosses in this expedition. The expedition can drop all items from the Abyss, including Abyss essences.
Upon completion of this expedition, hailing the miner in Stonehive awards all members of the active raid 5 Hive Shards.
Proving Grounds is one of three mini expeditions created in late March of 2016. These three expeditions (including Catacombs of Dranik and Bloodmoon Temple) can be completed for Hive Shards. Completion of the Proving Ground expedition grants 15 shards, money and random prizes like Charm Prism Upgrades or Greater Lightstones.