I've never seen volatile fire pools in TH albeit I've never looked - will add this to my rotation.
Personally, volatile life is my bane.
I've got a JC so the daily in Mt H results in me getting enough VH to meet my needs (at least 30 a week for my tailor to make the special cloth).
I've had way more 151 rum then is good for me so against what I know is my better judgment sober, I'll share a real
secret- pyrite ore.
Yup, thanks to the shear quantity of 80+ toons mining the stuff, pyrite ore has become profitable to prospect.
Regular board members will recall how I was savaged
for daring to point out that prospecting pyrite ore had potential but the joke is on them as, at least on my server, prospecting pyrite ore that's less then 5.5g each produces an obscene profit thanks to the cost of elemental earth. As things currently stand on my server, if I see pyrite for 5.5g each or less, I buy it and then prospect it with my JC. I average about two elemental earth, misc green gems and around a 25% blue gem ratio from prospecting this stuff. If I can sell the elemental earth for at least 16g each then, with the return rate from prospecting it, I make a small net profit and all the green and blue gems I get from it are 100% free.
I always sell the volatile earth as a bulk stack (we're talking a 100+ earth at a time for 16-17g per earth) and even if the singles and 10 stacks cost less, I'll always get one lazy/stupid SOB who'll buy my large stack instead of a dozen smaller ones.
I'm sharing this only because, despite my being drunk as a skunk, I know that 90% of the idiots who rate me down on principle will ignore this information.
I have just given you a "real" secret to making money (AH rates depending on your server of course) - enjoy.