Looks like the base was either 95.9 or 96. The miner got a gain immediately after, so I'm not sure which.
We tried a Verite vein with the Gargoyle's Pickaxe and prospector's tools. The miner got the message that the Prospector's tools changed the vein. He tried a couple more swings and only got iron ore. Then he passed the tool back to me and tried mining it out with just the gargoyle's pickaxe and only got more iron ore. We moved onto a different Verite vein and used just the gargoyle's pickaxe on it. We again just got iron ore, and no elementals.
After the two Verite veins we triad an agapite vein with just the gargoyle's pickaxe to try for a verite elemental. We got verite, just no elemental. The we tried it with a golden ore vein with both the tool and the pickaxe and just got verite with no elemental again.