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Pickaxes

To start mining you'll first need to obtain a pickaxe. The better the pickaxe, the faster you will be able to mine ore. In addition to the Mining level requirement to use, pickaxes also require a certain Attack level to wield. Most pickaxes are sold by a Dwarf named Nurmof in the Dwarven Mines. Bronze pickaxes can also be bought from most general stores for 1 gp. Below is a list of pickaxes.

Name Image Mining Required to Use Attack Required to Wield Members
Dwarven army axe Dwarven army axe 1 1 No
Bronze pickaxe Bronze Pickaxe 1 1 No
Iron pickaxe Iron Pickaxe 1 10 No
Steel pickaxe Steel Pickaxe 6 20 No
Mithril pickaxe Mithril Pickaxe 21 30 No
Adamant pickaxe Adamant Pickaxe 31 40 No
Rune pickaxe Rune Pickaxe 41 50 No
Inferno adze* Inferno Adze 41 1 Yes
Sacred clay pickaxe Sacred Clay Pickaxe 50 1 Yes
Dragon pickaxe Dragon Pickaxe 61 60 Yes
Crystal pickaxe Crystal pickaxe 71 70 Yes
Imcando pickaxe** Imcando pickaxe 81 60 Yes

*This also requires 92 Firemaking and completion of the Beacon Network to use.

**This only mines with the speed of a level 81 pickaxe in the Lava Flow Mine. Elsewhere it mines at the same speed as a Dragon pickaxe.

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Rocks

Rock Image Level Experience Member's only Best Place(s) to Mine
Clay Clay 1 5 No South-West Varrock and The Grand Tree
Rune essence Rune essence 1 5 No Essence Mine (After Rune Mysteries quest)
Copper Copper ore 1 17.5 No West Falador Mine and South-West Varrock Mine
Tin Tin ore 1 17.5 No West Falador Mine and South-West Varrock Mine
Limestone Limestone 10 26.5 Yes Arandar Mine (After Regicide quest) and east of Varrock.
Blurite Blurite ore 10 17.5 No Blurite Dungeon
Daeyalt Daeyalt ore 10 17.5 Yes Meiyerditch mine
Iron Iron ore 15 35 No West Falador, South-West Varrock, and The Grand Tree
Silver Silver
ore 20 40 No Dorgeshuun Mines and Al Kharid
Elemental Elemental ore 20 0 Yes Elemental Workshop in Seers' Village
Pure essence Pure essence 30 5 Yes Essence Mine (After Rune Mysteries quest)
Coal Coal ore 30 50 No Dwarven Mine Resource Dungeon (15 Dungeoneering), Mining Guild, Coal Trucks, The Grand Tree, and the Trahaearn sector of Prifddinas
Sandstone Sandstone 35 60 Yes South of the Desert Bandit Camp
Red Sandstone redSandstone 81 70 Yes Outside Oo'glog, near the agility shortcut in the wall.
Gold Gold ore 40 65 No Karamja Volcano, Crafting Guild, The Grand Tree, and Arzinian Gold Mine (After Between a Rock... quest)
Gem rocks Various
gems
40 65 Yes Al Kharid Mine Resource Dungeon (75 Dungeoneering), Shilo Village (after Shilo Village)
Obsidian
(Stone slab)
Obsidian ore 41 40 Yes TzHaar Obsidian Mine (after TokTz-Ket-Dill)
Granite Granite 45 75 Yes Desert Quarry
Rubium Rubium ore 46 17.5 Yes Dungeon west of Witchaven (after Kennith's Concerns)
Mithril Mithril ore 55 80 No Dwarven Mine Resource Dungeon (15 Dungeoneering), Mining Guild, The Grand Tree, Haunted Mine, and the Trahaearn sector of Prifddinas
Adamantite Adamantite ore 70 95 No Mining Guild Resource Dungeon (45 Dungeoneering), Haunted Mine, The Grand Tree, Lleyta Mine, Hobgoblin Mine, and the Trahaearn sector of Prifddinas
Runite Runite ore 85 125 No Mining Guild Resource Dungeon (45 Dungeoneering), Heroes' Guild, Neitiznot, and the Trahaearn sector of Prifddinas
Seren stones (Corrupted ore) Corrupted ore 89 296.7 Yes Trahaearn sector of Prifddinas

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Dungeoneering Mining

While training the Dungeoneering skill, you will occasionally see different types of rocks that you can mine. The ores that you receive can be smelted and smithed into various weapons and armours. For more information on everything you can smith, please refer to our Smithing guide.

Dungeoneering Pickaxes

Below is a table showing all the different kinds of pickaxes available to you while Dungeoneering.

Name Image Mining Required to Use Attack Required to Wield Member's only
Novite pickaxe Novite pickaxe 1 1 No
Bathus pickaxe Bathus pickaxe 10 10 No
Marmaros pickaxe Marmaros pickaxe 20 20 No
Kratonite pickaxe Kratonite pickaxe 30 30 No
Fractite pickaxe Fractite pickaxe 40 40 No
Zephyrium pickaxe Zephyrium pickaxe 50 50 Yes
Argonite pickaxe Argonite pickaxe 60 60 Yes
Katagon pickaxe Katagon pickaxe 70 70 Yes
Gorgonite pickaxe Gorgonite pickaxe 80 80 Yes
Promethium pickaxe Promethium pickaxe 90 90 Yes
Primal pickaxe Primal pickaxe 99 99 Yes

Dungeoneering Rocks

Below is a table showing all the different kinds of rocks that you can mine while Dungeoneering.

Rock Image Level Experience Member's only
Novite Novite ore 1 15 No
Bathus Bathus ore 10 27.5 No
Marmaros Marmaros ore 20 41 No
Kratonium Kratonium ore 30 56.5 No
Fractite Fractite ore 40 71 No
Zephyrium Zephyrium ore 50 85 Yes
Argonite Argonite ore 60 100.5 Yes
Katagon Katagon ore 70 117 Yes
Gorgonite Gorgonite ore 80 131.5 Yes
Promethium Promethium ore 90 148 Yes

Mine Locations

Mine Name Location Available Ore Member's only Misc. Notes
Al Kharid Mine North of Al-Kharid 1 Tin, 3 Copper, 9 Iron, 5 Silver, 3 Coal, 2 Gold, 3 Mithril, and 2 Adamantite rocks No Guarded by scorpions. Nearest bank in southern Al Kharid/Dueling arena.
Arandar Mine Southwest of Arandar 18 Limestone rocks Yes Surrounded by wolves, nearest bank is in either Lleyta or Gnome Stronghold.
Ardougne East Mine Between Legend's Guild and Ardougne 11 Iron and 13 Coal rocks Yes Bears guard the Mine. Closest bank is in East Ardougne or in the Legend's Guild.
Arzinian Gold Mine Keldagrim Caves Lots of Gold rocks/veins Yes Nearest bank: look here.
Barbarian Village Mine In the center of Barbarian Village 5 Tin and 4 Coal rocks No Closest bank is in Edgeville to the north.
Barbarian Village Clay Mine South of Barbarian Village 5 Clay rocks No Closest bank is in Edgeville to the north.
Blurite Dungeon Mine South of Port Sarim 4 Blurite rocks No Low levels should be aware of the Ice Warriors and Ice Giants.
Brimhaven Horseshoe Mine Southwest of Brimhaven 6 Gold rocks Yes Nearest bank is in Tzhaar or East Ardougne (via boat, costs 30gp or have Ring of charos(a) equipped).
Brimhaven Dungeon Mine Northwest of Brimhaven, near Moss giant island 10 Gold rocks Yes Nearest bank is in Tzhaar or East Ardougne (via boat, costs 30gp or have Ring of charos(a) equipped).
Coal Trucks Mine Near the Dwarf Cannon Quest start, west of McGrubor's Wood 18 Coal rocks Yes You can put coal into trucks and when the truck fills up (5 loads, 120 Coal) you go to the house north of the Seers' Village tavern, take out the coal and carry it to the bank. Also, the more Seer's Achievement Diary you've completed, the more coal the trucks will hold.
Crafting Guild Mine Southwest of Falador, near MakeOver Mage 6 Clay, 6 Silver, and 7 Gold rocks No Level 40 Crafting and brown apron is needed to get in. Closest bank is East Falador (members can go north through nearby gate and climb over Broken wall to quickly access West Falador bank).
Crandor Mines Crandor Isle 10 Coal, 3 Gold, 8 Mithril, and 3 Adamantite rocks No Nearest bank is Draynor (via boat, costs 30gp).
Dark Beasts Mine Dark Beasts Area, near the Mourning's Ends Part 2 quest areas 1 Runite rock Yes Must start the Mourning's Ends Part 2 quest to access, closest bank is in East Ardougne.
Desert Mining Camp South of Al-Kharid 8 Tin, 10 Copper, 6 Mithril, 6 Adamantite rocks Yes Nearest bank is in Al-Kharid.
Dorgeshuun Mine Lumbridge Cellar, must have partly completed The Lost Tribe quest and must have a light source. 9 Iron and 12 Silver rocks Yes Please visit the the Getting Money and Mining Experience Fast section at the bottom of this guide.
Draynor Village Clay Mine North-East of Draynor Village 5 Clay rocks No Closest bank is in Draynor Village.
Dwarven Mines Steps in Northeast Falador 5 Clay, 10 Tin, 11 Copper, 9 Iron, 11 Coal, 2 Gold, 2 Mithril, and 3 Adamantite rocks No Level 32 King scorpions guard the mine. Closest bank is in southeast Falador.
If you have 15 Dungeoneering, you have access to a bank deposit box in the resource dungeon.
East Ardougne Sewer Mine Down the manhole east of the chapel and general store 5 Iron and 5 Coal rocks Yes Must be able to picklock the door to the mine. Closest bank is in East Ardougne.
East Lumbridge Swamp Mine In Lumbridge Swamp, far east past small hut 5 Copper and 5 Tin rocks No Closest bank is in Lumbridge basement (only available once completing the first part of the recipe for disaster quest) or top of Lumbridge Castle.
East Rellekka Mine East of Rellekka 9 Iron and 2 Mithril rocks Yes Closest bank is in Keldagrim (via boatman).
Edgeville Dungeon Mine In Edgeville Dungeon 2 Tin, 2 Copper, 3 Iron, 3 Silver, 6 Coal, 1 Mithril, and 2 Adamantite rocks No Guarded by skeletons. Nearest bank is in Edgeville.
Evil Chicken's Mine Evil Chicken's Lair 4 Iron, 3 Silver, 4 Coal, 4 Gold, and 2 Mithril rocks Yes Use raw chicken on the Zanaris shrine to enter, as in the Recipe for Disaster Quest. The mining area is to the east once you enter (run, since a Black Dragon is often in that area; an anti-dragon shield may be useful). Nearest bank is in Zanaris (Lost City).

You must have completed the Sir Amik Varze part of the Recipe for Disaster quest to access this mine.
Grand Tree Mine Under Grand Tree in Gnome Stronghold 9 Clay, 7 Iron, 4 Silver, 11 Coal, 4 Gold, 4 Mithril, and 3 Adamantite rocks Yes Must have completed Grand Tree Quest. Closest banks are on the second floor, southwest corner.
Haunted Mine (Level 1) The Haunted Mine is found south of Mort Myre, and west of Mort'ton. In the first level of the mine, walk to the east from entrance, when you reach the ladder, go north-west (copper), or south-east (tin) to the mines 5 Tin and 7 Copper rocks Yes The ores are in Mineral Veins and are located inside the walls. The nearest bank is in Burgh de Rott or Canifis.
Haunted Mine (Level 2) The Haunted Mine is found south of Mort Myre, and west of Mort'ton. These are found in the second level of the mine; go to the most northwestern corner from the entrance. Go through the door in the east (requires Crystal-mine key). 8 Coal, 5 Mithril, and 5 Adamantite rocks Yes The ores are in Mineral Veins and are located inside the walls. You need to have completed the Haunted Mine quest and have the Crystal-mine key. Inside the room are level 50 possessed pickaxes. The nearest bank is in Burgh de Rott or Canifis.
Haunted Mine (Level 3) The Haunted Mine is found south of Mort Myre, and west of Mort'ton. These are found in the third level of the mine, at the southmost wall. 7 Tin and 7 Copper rocks Yes The ores are in Mineral Veins and are located inside the walls. Watch out for the mining carts that you must pass! The nearest bank is in Burgh de Rott or Canifis.
Haunted Mine (Level 5) The Haunted Mine is found south of Mort Myre, and west of Mort'ton. These are found in the fifth level of the mine, at the southern and eastern walls. 8 Iron (Eastern) and 8 Coal (Southern) rocks Yes The ores are in Mineral Veins and are located inside the walls. Inside the room are level 50 possessed pickaxes. The nearest bank is in Burgh de Rott or Canifis.
Haunted Mine (Level 6) The Haunted Mine is found south of Mort Myre, and west of Mort'ton. These are found in the sixth level of the mine, inside the crystal-room that you can enter after you've killed Treus Dayth (Haunted Mine quest). They are all over the room. 10 Coal, 6 Mithril, and 13 Adamantite rocks Yes The ores are in Mineral Veins and are located inside the walls. You need to have completed the Haunted Mine quest and have the Crystal-mine key. The nearest bank is in Burgh de Rott or Canifis.
Heroes' Guild Mine In Taverley, northwest of Druid's circle 8 Coal, 2 Mithril, 2 Adamantite, and 2 Runite rocks Yes Must have completed Hero's Quest. Closest bank is in Rogue's Den in Burthorpe, or Falador/Catherby.
High Wilderness Mine Southeast of the High Wilderness Mine in level 54 wilderness 1 Iron, 4 Coal, 4 Mithril, and 1 Adamantite rock Yes Beware of Player Killers, closest bank is in Ardougne or Edgeville. You can also bank in the Mage Arena.
Hobgoblin Mine Level 32 wilderness 16 Iron, 30 Coal, 22 Mithril, and 7 Adamantite rocks No Beware of Player Killers, nearest bank is in Edgeville, a very long walk.
Jatizso Mine (underground) Jatizso 11 Tin, 10 Iron, 6 Coal, 17 Mithril, and 11 Adamantite rocks Yes Trolls are present. It is recommended to use Prayer. Nearest bank is in Neitiznot.
Jatizso Copper Mine North of Jatizso 3 Copper rocks Yes Nearest bank is in Neitiznot.
Karamja Volcano Mine Near the ladder into Karamja volcano 4 Gold rocks Yes Nearest bank for free players is in Draynor (via boat, costs 30gp), the nearest for members is inside the volcano (Tzhaar City) - level 21 skeletons nearby.
Lava Cave Mine Deep in level 43 wilderness past a maze 1 Runite rock Yes Beware of Player Killers, nearest bank is in Ardougne (through the teleport house) or in Edgeville.
Level 10 Wilderness Mine Level 10 wilderness 34 Coal rocks No Beware of Player Killers, closest bank is in Edgeville.
Living Rock Caverns North-west portion of Dwarven mine, down a rope 4 concentrated gold deposits and 8 concentrated coal deposits Yes Contains multiple amounts of level 120 and 140 Living rock creatures that are highly aggressive. Contains a small deposit box for banking. Review this map for more information on deposit locations.
Lleyta Mine West of Lleyta 7 Adamantite rocks Yes Nearest bank is in Lleyta.
Mining Guild Door in Dwarven mine or down the ladders near Falador Southeast Bank 37 Coal and 5 Mithril rocks No Level 60 mining to get in. Closest bank is in Southeast Falador.
Monastery Mine South of East Ardougne 10 Iron and 4 Coal rocks Yes Nearest bank is East Ardougne.
Nature Altar Mine Near Shilo Village 1 Iron, 1 Silver, 1 Coal, 2 Mithril, and 2 Adamantite rocks Yes Closest bank is in Shilo Village (Must have completed Shilo Village Quest).
North Keldagrim Mines Northern Keldagrim 8 Gold, 10 Adamantite and 2 Runite rocks Yes Closest bank is in Keldagrim. Have to complete Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf quest to get access to these mines.
Northeast Keldagrim Mines Northeast corner of Keldagrim 9 Coal rocks Yes Closest bank is in Keldagrim.
Piscatoris Fishing Colony Mine Piscatoris Fishing Colony 2 Clay, 2 Tin, 2 Copper, and 3 Iron rocks Yes The nearest bank is in the Piscatoris Fishing Colony, only accessible during or after the Swan Song quest.
Port Khazard Mine Near trawler, between Yanille and Ardougne 4 Clay, 7 Tin, 4 Copper, 9 Iron, and 4 Mithril rocks Yes Nearest bank the Deposit box in Port Khazard.
Rellekka Mine Northern Rellekka 4 Clay, 3 Silver, and 3 Coal rocks Yes Must be a Fremennik to get access. Nearest bank Jaitzo or Neitznot. Deposit in center of Relekka if wearing Fremnick Sea Boots.
Rimmington Mine On path between Rimmington and Falador 2 Clay, 2 Tin, 5 Copper, 6 Iron and 2 Gold rocks No Nearest bank is in Southeast Falador.
South-East Varrock Mine Southeast of Varrock 6 Tin, 9 Copper, and 4 Iron rocks No Nearest bank is in Varrock.
South Keldagrim Mines South of Keldagrim 5 Tin, 2 Copper, 4 Iron, 5 Coal, and 1 Gold rock Yes Iron, Tin and Gold require 2 GP ferry trip each way, unless you have a Ring of charos(a). Closest bank is in Keldagrim (via boatman).
South-West Varrock Mine Southwest of Varrock 3 Clay, 8 Tin, 3 Iron, and 3 Silver rocks No Nearest bank is in Varrock.
Taverley Cave North-west of Taverley 10 copper, 10 Tin, and 10 clay rocks. Yes Linza is trapped in this mine during the Troll Warzone tutorial.
TzHaar Cave Northwestern side of the TzHaar City 8 Coal, 3 Mithril, and 2 Adamantite rocks. Yes Guarded by 3 TzHaar-Hur, nearest bank is in TzHaar City.
Vultures Mine Southwest of Nardah 5 Gold rocks Yes Nearest bank is in Nardah.
West Falador Mine South of Taverley and West of Falador 6 Tin, 2 Copper, 3 Iron, and 2 Coal rocks Yes Nearest bank is in Falador.
West Lumbridge Mine In the South-West corner of the Lumbridge Swamp 2 Adamantite, 5 Mithril, and 7 Coal rocks No Nearest bank is in Draynor Village.
Wilderness Runite Mine Deep in level 46 wilderness 2 Runite rocks No Beware of Player Killers, nearest bank is in Ardougne/Mage Arena or Edgeville.
Wilderness Skeleton Mine In level 6 wilderness 2 Iron and 3 Coal rocks Yes Beware of Player Killers, closest bank is in Edgeville.

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Resource Dungeons

At certain dungeoneering levels, you will be able to unlock resource dungeons, some of which have more mining rocks inside them. These are a great advantage, as they normally have more rocks, or rarer rocks, inside them.

Location Image Dungeoneering level
required
Detailed Location Contents Members only
Dwarven Mines dwarven mine mine location 15 Located near the scorpions and coal, outside the Mining guild 5 dwarf (level 10), a bank deposit box, 3 Silver rocks, 13 Coal rocks, and 6 Mithril rocks No
Mining Guild mining guild mine location 45 Near the 4 ladders going up to Falador 8 Mithril rocks, 4 Adamantite rocks, and 3 Runite rocks No
Al Kharid mine al kharid mine location 75 Found between the silver and iron rocks on the western side of the mine 9 Silver rocks, 11 Gold rocks, 7 Gem rocks, and 5 Impling spawns Yes


Dwarven Stout

There is a way to temporarily raise your Mining level. Go to the bar in Falador, and talk to the barmaid. Order a Dwarven stout (they cost 3 Coins each). When you drink it, your Mining level will temporarily go up by 1, as will your Smithing level. Drinking the stout will also lower some levels, but they will restore within a few minutes. These are also available free in the Dwarven pass under the Wolf Mountains (must have completed Fishing Contest to access) between Taverley and Catherby. It is also possible to brew Dwarven stouts, which may occasionally produce a Dwarven stout (m); these add two to your Mining and Smithing levels.

Coal Trucks

The coal trucks mine is located west of Seers' Village and north of the Fishing Guild. 18 coal rocks and 2 carts can be found in this mining area. It is considered to be one of the best ways for low leveled miners to gather coal. The easiest option to reach the area is to teleport to the Seers' Village lodestone and then run west past the McGrubor's Wood until you reach a log balance, which requires 20 Agility to cross. Players who do not have this level will have to take the long route south past the Fishing Guild.

Coal Trucks Map

Instead of mining and depositing in the bank, you put all the coal you mine into a coal truck, that holds up to 224 coal. When you have filled up a truck, it will automatically be moved along the track to the mining depot, northwest of the Seers' Village bank. Coal will never disappear from the truck ad can be withdrawn at any moment. To check how much coal is in the truck, just right click it and select the investigate option. Before returning to the village, it is advised to fill up your inventory with another load of coal to maximize your yield. With your full inventory, teleport back to the village using the lodestone and remove the coal from the truck in the depot into your inventory. It will take a couple of runs from and to the bank to empty out a truck completely.

Hint: Seer's headbands will increase the amount of coal a truck hold (up to 252 for the Seer's headband 1, 280 or the headband 2, and 308 for the headband 3). The fourth upgrade of the headband will not increase the carried load but will automatically bank the first 200 pieces of coal you deposit in a truck.

Coal Trucks

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Gems

Sometimes when you are mining, you will find a gem. These can either be sold or cut and used to craft amulets and the like. The higher the level needed to mine a rock, the higher the chance of finding a gem. You will also find more gems if you are wearing an enchanted dragonstone Amulet of Glory (members only). Members can mine gems at the Shilo Village mine inside the walls (must have completed Shilo Village Quest), which yields only gems (any gem from opals to diamonds).

Shilo Village Gem Mine

This is a members-only feature. If you have completed the Shilo Village Quest, you will gain access to some gem rocks. Mining each gem yields 65 Mining experience. The rocks randomly yield uncut Jade, Opal, Red Topaz, Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby, or Diamond gems.

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Mining Guild

The Mining Guild is located in Falador and attached to the Dwarven Mines. You need level 60 Mining to enter. Inside, there are 37 Coal rocks and 5 Mithril rocks.

Mining Guild

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Shooting Star

In the Shooting Star Distractions and Diversions, you hunt the surface for fallen meteorites. By using a telescope in the study of a player owned house, you may predict where the next star in going to land. Once you have spotted the star, you can start mining it. Each layer requires a certain Mining level to be mined, with a minimum of level 10 Mining. While mining you will receive mining experience and Stardust. When you have mined it down to its core, a Star sprite will be released. Talk to this creature to exchange your stardust for a reward. Star sprites can only reward you once per day, and you can only carry or have in the bank a maximum of 200 Stardust at any time.

Shooting Star

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Seren Stones

Requirements: Plague's End quest and 89 Mining.

Seren stones are found in the Elf City of Prifddinas in the Trahaearn sector. These stones are much like the rocks found in the Living rock cavern and contain more than one ore each. When you mine then you will gain Corrupted ore, this ore is stackable meaning you do not have to bank. After 70 ore has been mined from a stone it will fall through a trapdoor and a new stone will quickly replace it. You will gain 296.7 xp per successful mining attempt, or 426.7 xp if the Voice of Seren is affecting the trahaearn sector. After you have mined your first 100 Corrupted ore you will gain the title 'of the Trahaearn', this title is a requirement for the Completionist cape. The only use for Corrupted ore is to smelt it for 150 Smithing xp.

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Arzinian Gold Mine

Requirements: Between a Rock... quest

Items Needed: Golden helmet, Pickaxe, and possibly 4 coins for ferry trips.

Items Recommended: Ring of charos (a), Amulet of glory, and a Chisel (allows you to cut the mined gems for Crafting XP).

Instructions:

  1. Put on your golden helmet and talk to Dondakan. He will fire you into the mine.
  2. Mine 27-28 Gold ore
  3. Unequip your helmet or disconnect and log back in to leave (Disconnecting allows you to keep your helmet on and mine 28 Gold ore, but may be slower).
  4. Head east across the footbridge to the Dwarven Boatman standing by a boat
  5. Hand over your gold ore, which he will bank for you.
  6. Repeat 1-5 until you have all the gold you want.

Note: Near the Dwarven Boatman, there is a small hut that you may enter (with the completion of The Giant Dwarf quest) to gain access to the bank. Although it takes longer to get to the bank by travelling this way, you keep your gold instead of giving it to the Dwarven Boatman.

Dwarven Boatman Price:

The Dwarven Boatman takes one ore off the top and one more for every 5 gold ore you give him (rounded down). The maximum number of ore you can mine per trip is 28, although it is recommended that you only mine 27. If you mine 28 ores, you must leave the area by logging out and back in, which can be time consuming. If you leave one empty slot, you can simply unequip your helmet when you want to leave.
The following table summarizes his price:

Number of Gold You Bring Cost
1 to 4 Gold Ores 1 Gold Ore
5 to 9 Gold Ores 2 Gold Ore
10 to 14 Gold Ores 3 Gold Ore
15 to 19 Gold Ores 4 Gold Ore
20 to 24 Gold Ores 5 Gold Ore
25 to 28 Gold Ores 6 Gold Ore

Why "Ring Of Charos(a)"?

This Ring provides two key benefits:

  1. You do not need to pay the Dwarven Ferryman, so you can leave those 4 GP for ferries behind and carry one more ore per trip.
  2. The Dwarven Boatman will give you a discount on his services.
Number of Gold You Bring Cost
1 to 9 Gold Ores 1 Gold Ores
10 to 19 Gold Ores 2 Gold Ores
20 to 28 Gold Ores 3 Gold Ores

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Lava Flow Mine

If you have completed the King of the Dwarves quest, then you now have access to the Lava Flow Mine. Your job is to keep the plant running at all costs. It is located in the east of Keldagrim. Once you arrive speak to Foreman Jaak and ask him how you can help out.

Talk to Foreman Jaak

The mine is made up of four channels of lava, split into eight sections each. The lava, however, is at melting point, so if it cools, a crusty layer will be formed on top of it. Your aim is to mine this crust away. To aid you, Foreman Jaak can tell you which channel the current blockage is in, but you'll have to find out the particular segment for yourself by checking the flow gauges that run into them.

The Gauge

You're free to mine ANY segment at any time, as any crust mining keeps the lava flowing, but you'll get more XP if you mine segments with lower flow rates, as shown in the table below.

Flow rate XP Per Crust Mine
100% 50
90% 60
80% 70
70% 80
60% 90
50% 100

That's not all though. While mining, you may come across the following distractions and diversions:

  • Boiler breakages:
    When the chaos dwarves attacked, they broke a number of the boilers, which sometimes overheat. You will need a Smithing level of between 70 and 90 to combat this, and a hammer. If you forget the hammer, there is a spawn near the Mine entrance. Multiple people fixing the boilers will fix it quicker, however, you will not earn any more or less experience.
  • Finding gems:
    As with regular mining, there's a chance that you may find some precious gems while mining the crust!
  • TzHaar hero and lava monster:
    If you slow down the lava monster down long enough for the TzHaar hero to catch up with it, everyone in the mine will have double the chance of finding gems for the next 10 minutes!
  • Possessed pickaxe:
    Defeat the possessed pickaxe of a dwarven spirit in combat and the ancestor will 'add his mining spirit' to your own pickaxe for 10 minutes, giving you a 10% Mining XP boost.
  • Liquid Gold Nymph:
    If the Liqid Gold Nymph decides to visit you, she will offer you pieces of a golden mining outfit each time she appears. When you have a completed outfit, she'll instead offer you either some Mining XP or the chance to gild a pickaxe you have either equipped or in your inventory. Should you wish to remove the gilding, Foreman Jaak can do just this. Note:The Inferno Adze and Sacred Clay pickaxes cannot be gilded
  • Lava Geyser:
    After completing Birthright of the Dwarves, a lava geyser may pop up randomly in any of the segments. You must cool the geyser down using water or ice spells and, after it has solidified, you must mine it. The geyser offers a chance to receive an Imcando pickaxe fragment which is used, along with a Gilded dragon pickaxe, to create the Imcando pickaxe. If you already have an Imcando pickaxe in your inventory, it will be recharged fully.

Rewards

Each piece of the golden mining outfit gives you a boost to any Mining XP you earn. The more parts of the set you wear, the more of a boost you'll acquire. By wearing the whole set, you can gain a maximum boost of 5%. The boosts for each individual item are shown in the table below:

Item XP Boost
Golden mining boots 1%
Golden mining gloves 1%
Golden mining helmet 1%
Golden mining trousers 1%
Golden mining top 1%

Note: The Golden mining helmet can also be worn to enter the Arzinian gold mine. Also, if you already have the full set of Golden mining armor, and already have your pickaxe gilded, you can still obtain a further reward from the Nymph: ask her if she has anything other than gold - you will get "Mining advice" which means 2500 Mining XP!

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Fast Money and Experience

Requirements: The Lost Tribe quest and a Mining level of at least 15.

Items needed: Pickaxe, Light source, and a Tinderbox

Instructions:

  1. Getting to the Mines:
    1. Go to Lumbridge Castle carrying your Pickaxe, Light source, and Tinderbox
    2. Open the trapdoor in the kitchen of the castle, climb down the ladder and walk to the east side of the cellar.
    3. Squeeze through the hole and follow the path until you reach Kazgar. Talk to him and ask him to show you the way through the mine.
    4. Once you have done this you will appear at the mine right next to Mistag Mistag.

  2. Mining the Ores:
    1. You can mine Iron or Silver ores in the mine. There are more silver ores, and Mistag will pay you much more for them, so it is recommended that you mine silver instead of iron if you have 20 mining. However, iron will prove easier to mine.

      Map to the Lost Tribe Mine

  3. Selling Ores to Mistag:
    1. Mistag will pay you 13.6 coins per Iron ore, rounded down. It is best to sell to him in multiples of five to get the most coins. He will pay you a much more rewarding 60 coins per Silver. Below is a table for easy reference of what Mistag will pay for your ores. If you have an amount not shown in the table, such as 17, you can add the coins for 10 ores and 7 ores to get the amount Mistag will pay you.

      Amount of Ores Payment
      for Iron
      Payment
      for Silver
      1 13 gp 60 gp
      2 27 gp 120 gp
      3 40 gp 180 gp
      4 54 gp 240 gp
      5 68 gp 300 gp
      6 81 gp 360 gp
      7 95 gp 420 gp
      8 108 gp 480 gp
      9 122 gp 540 gp
      10 136 gp 600 gp
      20 272 gp 1,200 gp


  4. When you have sold the ores, you can carry on mining until the amount of money or mining experience you desire is achieved. There is no need to bank since you aree selling the ores and no inventory space is used up. Also, if you do not attacking the cave miners and guards there, then you will not need any food (the Cave goblin miners are combat level 11 and the Cave goblin guards are level 24).

  5. If you wish to leave, then talk to Mistag and ask him to lead you back out of the mine. He will bring you right next to Kazgar. Squeeze trough the hole to the northwest and you will end up in the Lumbridge Castle basement. If you have done part of the Recipe for Disaster, then you can bank right here at the chest, otherwise, walk to the west side of the cellar and go up the stairs. If you have not partly completed this quest and wish to bank, then head to the bank on the top floor of the castle.

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Rock Respawn Times

Below is a table showing how long rocks will take to respawn, before they can be mined again. The amount of people on any world also affects the amout of time. At the top you will see the amount of players and after a rock type you will see the respawn time for each amount of players in that certain world.

Rock Type Players
750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000
Rock Respawn Time
Clay 1.2 Sec 1.2 Sec 1.2 Sec 1.2 Sec 1.2 Sec 1.2 Sec
Copper 3.5 Sec 3 Sec 3 Sec 2.5 Sec 2.5 Sec 2 Sec
Tin 3.5 Sec 3 Sec 3 Sec 2.5 Sec 2.5 Sec 2 Sec
Blurite 35 Sec 30 Sec 25 Sec 20 Sec 15 Sec 10 Sec
Iron 9 Sec 8 Sec 7 Sec 6 Sec 5 Sec 5 Sec
Silver 97 Sec 90 Sec 82 Sec 74 Sec 67 Sec 60 Sec
Coal 48 Sec 44 Sec 40 Sec 36 Sec 32 Sec 28 Sec
Gold 97 Sec 90 Sec 82 Sec 74 Sec 67 Sec 60 Sec
Mithril 187 Sec 174 Sec 161 Sec 148 Sec 135 Sec 122 Sec
Adamant 390 Sec 360 Sec 330 Sec 300 Sec 270 Sec 240 Sec
Rune 20 Min 18 Min 17 Min
20 Sec
15 Min 14 Min 11 Min
10 Sec

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Temporary level boosts and Quest rewards

For more information on how to boost your level, see the Temporary Stat Leveling Techniques special report.

For XP rewards from quests, see the Quest Experience Guide special report.

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Cape of Achievement

Once you have reached Mining level 99 you may want to buy yourself a Mining cape from the Dwarf, next to the ladder to enter the Mining Guild, for 99k.

Mining cape

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