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Mining Basics

Each rock type in Runescape has a durability level. Durability is the amount of damage that needs to be done to a rock for the player to gain an ore. Durability works in a similar fashion to how hit points work for monsters. Every time the pickaxe hits the rock it causes damage. This damage is taken away from the durability of the rock. Once the durability hits zero the player gets the ore. Each ore has a specific durability required to gain an ore these levels are listed in the Rocks table.

While mining a bar will appear above the players head. Initially the bar will be dark blue but as damage is done it turns to a light blue. The light blue is the total amount of damage done to a rock. When the whole bar turns light blue it means that 100% damage has been done and the ore is given to the player. The picture below has an example of the process.

Stamina bar

Damage done to a rock is based on multiple things including: mining level, strength level, pickaxe, penetration level, hardness of the rock, and potentially critical bonus damage.

For each swing of the players mining level is added to the damage, for instance 50 mining adds 50 damage to the swing. For the players strength level only 1/10 is added as damage, so 50 strength would add 5 damage to the swing (strength level/10 then rounded down to nearest whole number).

Each pickaxe has a damage range, for example, a Bronze pickaxe has a damage range of 3-8 but a Dragon pickaxe has a damage range of 33-93. On each swing of the pickaxe an amount of damage, within the range of the pickaxe, is randomly chosen and used to calculate damage. For a list of pickaxes and their damage see the Pickaxe table.

Each rock has a hardness level which acts as a reduction to the amount of damage done to a rock. Each pickaxe has a penetration level that is used to counteract the hardness level of a rock. To calculate the portion of the damage in relation to hardness and penetration first step is subtracting the hardness of rock from the penetration level. For instance a Dragon pickaxe has a penetration of 105 and Runite ore has a hardness of 75 (105-75= 30). In this case the penetration is higher than the rock hardness so the pickaxe dose an additional 30 damage. If the Dragon pickaxe was used on Drakolith which has a hardness of 105 (105-105=0) there would be no additional damage. If the player was to use an Adamant pickaxe, with a penetration value of 50 instead, on Runite ore the calculation would come up with negative damage (50-75= -25). In this circumstance the hardness of the rock decreases total damage done by the pickaxe by 25. If the player uses a low level pickaxe on a higher level rock it is possible that the damage calculation could be zero or negative. If this happens no damage is done to the rock and the game gives a message stating "Your weak pickaxe is unable to chip away at the rock".

Occasionally, while mining, a player will deal a critical hit. These hits deal additional damage based on the players mining level not rock type. The chance of a critical hit is based upon the rock type and mining level and can be seen in this table.

Mining level Critical hit bonus Mining level Critical hit bonus Mining level Critical hit bonus Mining level Critical hit bonus
1 5 22 30 44 55 74 80
3 10 24 35 52 60 79 85
9 15 32 40 59 65 84 90
11 20 34 45 61 70 87 95
17 25 43 50 65 75 99 100


Stamina

Upon reaching level 15 Mining, Energetic Mining or Stamina, is unlocked. Clicking on a rock to mine it will increase the stamina to 100%. For each swing after the stamina is decreased by 10% down to a possible 0%. At any point you can click the rock to increase the stamina back to 100%. Stamina increases the damage per swing that is done to the rock based upon the percent stamina remaining. Because stamina increases damage it also increases the experience earned by a proportional amount.

There are two ways to check what your stamina is. The first way is to look at the color of sparks coming off of the rock as it is hit. Green sparks indicate 100% stamina, white sparks indicate 1-99% stamina, and no sparks 0% stamina. An example of the spark colors is in the table below.

The second way is to turn on the stamina bar in the settings menu found here:

Settings

In the picture below the yellow/dark blue bar is the stamina bar. When stamina is at 100% it shows all yellow and at 0% shows all blue.

Stamina bar

To maintain a 100% stamina, to get the best damage and experience rates, a click on the rock is required every 4 game ticks or 2.4 seconds (spam clicking does work).

Stamina % Bonus damage
per swing
Spark Color Example
100 +25% Green Green Sparks
1-99 +12.5% White White Sparks
0 0 No sparks No Sparks

Rockertunities, Critical hits, and Double ore

Rockertunities, Critical hits, and Double ore chance provide players benefits while mining. Since damage and experience are linked, rockertunites and critical hits increase damage and experience, while double ore provides additional ores upon gaining an ore. The first important thing to know is that rockertunites and double ore affects only apply to core rocks (critical hits affect all rocks but increased chances of critical hits only applies to core rocks). Core rocks are the rock types that are needed to make Concentrated alloy bars.

Rockertunities are a chance for a nearby rock of the same type being mined to provide additional damage for one hit. While mining, with every hit there is a chance that a rock will become a rockertunity. When this happens it will "glow" yellow, see picture below. Since the damage done to a rock does not reset when changing rocks, you can switch to the rockertunity rock and gain 4-6 times additional damage for the first swing on the rockertunity rock (the Magic golem outfit can increase it to 7 times damage). The additional damage increases experience and ores gained per hour. A rockertunity can not spawn on a rock currently being mined and is player exclusive, other players will not see it. It is possible to deal a critical hit on a rockertunity swing and doing so will use both multipliers to calculate damage. The rockertunity multiplier is dependent upon the rock type and mining level and is shown in the table below.

Rockertunities

There is a 10% chance on any swing of a pick that a critical hit will happen. Critical hits increase the damage done to a rock. Based upon the rock type and mining level the critical hit chance can increase to 20%-30%. The chart below shows the rock types and mining levels needed for increased critical hit chance.

Likewise, the chance for double ore is based upon the rock type and mining damage. When under a certain mining level there is a zero percent chance of getting double ore. Upon leveling above certain points it is possible to raise the chance to 5% or 10%. The table below provides the levels required.

Rock Type Rockertunity Multiplier Critical Hit Chance Double Ore Chance Members
x4 x5 x6 10% 20% 30% 0% 5% 10%
Copper; Tin 1 6 1 2 8 1 4 5
Iron 10 14 10 12 10 13
Coal 20 21 20 25 20 27
Mithril 30 38 30 31 35 30 36
Adamantite; Luminite 40 47 40 45 48 40 49
Runite 50 54 50 56 58 50 53
Orichalcite; Drakolith 60 68 60 64 60 62 Members Icon
Necrite; Phasmatite 70 73 77 70 75 70 76 Members Icon
Concentrated Coal 70 70 70 70 70 70 Members Icon
Banite 80 89 80 81 80 82 86 Members Icon
Light animica; Dark animica 90 94 96 90 91 97 90 92 98 Members Icon


Geodes

Rock Type Geode Type Chance of Geode
based on mining level
Members
5% 10% 15%
Copper; Tin Sedimentary 1
Iron Sedimentary 10 16
Coal Sedimentary 20 23
Mithril Sedimentary 30 39
Adamantite; Luminite Sedimentary 40 42
Runite Sedimentary 50 51
Orichalcite; Drakolith Igneous
Metamorphic
60 63 69 Members Icon
Necrite; Phasmatite Igneous
Metamorphic
70 75 78 Members Icon
Concentrated Coal Igneous
Metamorphic
70 Members Icon
Banite Igneous
Metamorphic
80 83 Members Icon
Light animica; Dark animica Igneous
Metamorphic
90 93 Members Icon


Luck Enhancers

The Amulet of glory, while worn, increases the geode drop chance by 1%.
Luck enhancers (List luck enhancers here) increase the chance of a Metamorphic geode replacing a Igneous geode when a player receives a geode. Each tier of luck increased the chance by 0.5% as seen below in the table.
Tier % increase Chance of
Metamorphic geode
No item 0 1%
1 +0.5% 1.5%
2 +1% 2%
3 +1.5% 2.5%
4 +2% 3%


Pickaxes

Name Image Mining level
to Use
Damage Rock Penetration Augmentable Members
Min Avg Max
Dwarven army axe Dwarven army axe 1 3 5 8 0
Bronze pickaxe Bronze Pickaxe 1 3 5 7 0
Iron pickaxe Iron Pickaxe 10 5 10 15 5
Iron pickaxe +1 Iron Pickaxe 10 6 11 16 5
Steel pickaxe Steel Pickaxe 20 10 20 30 15
Steel pickaxe +1 Steel Pickaxe 20 11 21 31 15
Mithril pickaxe Mithril Pickaxe 30 15 30 45 30
Mithril pickaxe +1 Mithril Pickaxe 30 16 31 46 30
Mithril pickaxe +2 Mithril Pickaxe 30 17 32 47 30
Adamant pickaxe Adamant Pickaxe 40 20 40 60 50
Adamant pickaxe +1 Adamant Pickaxe 40 21 41 61 50
Adamant pickaxe +2 Adamant Pickaxe 40 22 42 62 50
Rune pickaxe Rune Pickaxe 50 25 50 75 75
Rune pickaxe +1 Rune Pickaxe 50 26 51 76 75
Rune pickaxe +2 Rune Pickaxe 50 27 52 77 75
Rune pickaxe +3 Rune Pickaxe 50 28 53 78 75
Inferno adze* Inferno Adze 41 28 53 78 75 Members Icon
Sacred clay pickaxe Sacred Clay Pickaxe 50 26 51 76 75 Members Icon
Orikalkum pickaxe Orikalkum Pickaxe 60 30 60 90 105 Members Icon
Orikalkum pickaxe +1 Orikalkum Pickaxe 60 31 61 91 105 Members Icon
Orikalkum pickaxe +2 Orikalkum Pickaxe 60 32 62 92 105 Members Icon
Orikalkum pickaxe +3 Orikalkum Pickaxe 60 33 63 93 105 Members Icon
Dragon pickaxe Dragon Pickaxe 60 33 63 93 105 Augmentor Members Icon
Necronium pickaxe Necroniym pickaxe 70 35 70 105 140 Members Icon
Necronium pickaxe +1 Necroniym pickaxe 70 36 71 106 140 Members Icon
Necronium pickaxe +2 Necroniym pickaxe 70 37 72 107 140 Members Icon
Necronium pickaxe +3 Necroniym pickaxe 70 38 73 108 140 Members Icon
Necronium pickaxe +4 Necroniym pickaxe 70 39 74 109 140 Members Icon
Crystal pickaxe Crystal pickaxe 70 39 74 109 140 Augmentor Members Icon
Bane pickaxe Bane pickaxe 80 40 80 120 185 Members Icon
Bane pickaxe +1 Bane pickaxe 80 41 81 121 185 Members Icon
Bane pickaxe +2 Bane pickaxe 80 42 82 122 185 Members Icon
Bane pickaxe +3 Bane pickaxe 80 43 83 123 185 Members Icon
Bane pickaxe +4 Bane pickaxe 80 44 84 124 185 Members Icon
Imcando pickaxe Imcando pickaxe 80 44 84 124 185 Augmentor Members Icon
Elder rune pickaxe Elder rune pickaxe 90 45 90 135 235 Members Icon
Elder rune pickaxe +1 Elder rune pickaxe 90 46 91 136 235 Members Icon
Elder rune pickaxe +2 Elder rune pickaxe 90 47 92 137 235 Members Icon
Elder rune pickaxe +3 Elder rune pickaxe 90 48 93 138 235 Members Icon
Elder rune pickaxe +4 Elder rune pickaxe 90 49 94 139 235 Members Icon
Elder rune pickaxe +5 Elder rune pickaxe 90 50 95 140 235 Members Icon
Pickaxe of earth and song Pickaxe of earth and song 90 50 95 140 235 Augmentor Members Icon

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

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Rocks

Rock Image Level Mining XP Equipment XP Durability Hardness XP Multiplier Member's only
Ores
Copper Copper ore 1 10.56 1.246 40 0 0.66
Tin Tin ore 1 10.56 1.246 40 0 0.66
Iron Iron ore 10 32.64 3.851 120 5 0.68
Silver Silver ore 20 40 4.72 140 15 0.70
Coal Coal ore 20 50 5.9 140 15 0.70
Mithril Mithril ore 30 69.12 8.156 240 30 0.72
Gold Gold ore 40 65 7.67 200 50 0.74
Adamantite Adamantite ore 40 109.44 12.913 380 50 0.72
Luminite Luminite 40 54 6.372 380 50 0.74
Runite Runite ore 50 182.4 21.532 600 75 0.76
Orichalcite ore Orichalcite ore 60 436.8 51.542 1400 105 0.78 Members Icon
Drakolith Drakolith 60 436.8 51.542 1400 105 0.78 Members Icon
Necrite ore Necrite ore 70 416 49.088 1300 140 0.8 Members Icon
Phasmatite ore Phasmatite ore 70 416 49.088 1300 140 0.8 Members Icon
Concentrated coal deposit
5 coal
Concentrated coal deposit 70 416 49.088 500 140 0.80 Members Icon
Concentrated gold deposit
5 goal ore
Gold ore 80 557.6 65.79 750 185 0.82 Members Icon
Banite ore Banite ore 80 557.6 65.797 1700 185 0.82 Members Icon
Corrupted ore Corrupted ore 89 296.7 35.01 500 140 1.20 Members Icon
Corrupted ore
(during Trahaearn hour)
Corrupted ore 89 356 42.008 500 140 1.20 Members Icon
Light animica Light animica 90 672 79.296 2000 235 0.84 Members Icon
Dark animica Dark animica 90 672 79.296 2000 235 0.84 Members Icon
Quest rocks
Blurite Blurite ore 10 150 50 0.7
Daeyalt Daeyalt ore 20 200 0 0.72 Members Icon
Elemental Elemental ore 20 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Members Icon
'Perfect' gold ore 'Perfect' gold ore 40 200 0 0.10 Members Icon
Rubium Rubium ore 46 17.5 2.065 Members Icon
Sandstone 1kg Sandstone 35 30 3.54 150 30 0.72 Members Icon
Sandstone 2kg Sandstone 35 40 4.72 150 30 0.72 Members Icon
Sandstone 5kg Sandstone 35 50 5.9 150 30 0.72 Members Icon
Sandstone 10kg Sandstone 35 60 7.08 150 30 0.72 Members Icon
Gem rocks
Common gem rocks Common Gem Rock 1 500 0 0.66 Members Icon
Uncommon gem rocks Uncommon Gem Rock 20 1000 15 0.70 Members Icon
Precious gem rocks Precious Gem Rock 40 3,000 50 0.74 Members Icon
Rare gem rocks
Rare Gem Rock 60 6,000 105 0.78 Members Icon
Trahaearn gem rocks Trah Gem Rock 75 10,000 140 0.80 Members Icon
miscellaneous mineable items
Clay Clay 1 5 0.59 50 0 0.66
Rune essence Rune essence 1 5 0.59 50 0 0.66
Limestone Limestone 10 26.5 3.127 150 5 0.68 Members Icon
Pure essence Pure essence 30 5 0.59 50 0 0.66 Members Icon
Granite 500g Granite 45 50 5.9 400 50 0.74 Members Icon
Granite 2kg Granite 45 60 7.08 400 50 0.74 Members Icon
Granite 5kg Granite 45 75 8.85 400 50 0.74 Members Icon
Menaphos
Sandstone 1kg
Sandstone 50 182.4 21.532 150 75 0.76 Members Icon
Menaphos
Sandstone 2kg
Sandstone 50 182.4 21.532 150 75 0.76 Members Icon
Menaphos
Sandstone 5kg
Sandstone 50 182.4 21.532 150 75 0.76 Members Icon
Menaphos
Sandstone 10kg
Sandstone 50 182.4 21.532 150 75 0.76 Members Icon
Lava Flow Mine Lava Flow 68 65,000 105 0.78 Members Icon
Living minerals Living minerals 73 25 2.95 1300 140 0.80 Members Icon
Soft clay Soft clay 75 7.5 0.885 75 0 0.66 Members Icon
Crystal fragment Crystal Fragment 75 416 49.088 800 105 0.8 Members Icon
Lava Flow Mine Geyser Geyser 80 1700 185 0.78 Members Icon
Red Sandstone redSandstone 81 70 8.26 100 0 0.82 Members Icon
Crystal-flecked sandstone Crystal-flecked Sandstone 81 70 8.26 100 0 0.82 Members Icon
Sea salt
Salty crabletine
Sea salt 90 455.5 53.749 1200 185 0.78 Members Icon
Sea salt
Salty Crablet
Sea salt 90 507.5 59.885 1200 185 0.82 Members Icon
Alaea sea salt Alaea sea salt 97 692.5 81.715 1,200 185 1.8 Members Icon
Golden idol Golden idol 98 5250 619.5 N/A N/A N/A Members Icon

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Ore Box



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 Guarded by scorpions. Nearest bank in southern Al Kharid/Dueling arena.
Arandar Mine Southwest of Arandar 18 Limestone rocks Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 Members Icon Nearest bank: look here.
Barbarian Village Mine In the center of Barbarian Village 5 Tin and 4 Coal rocks Closest bank is in Edgeville to the north.
Barbarian Village Clay Mine South of Barbarian Village 5 Clay rocks Closest bank is in Edgeville to the north.
Blurite Dungeon Mine South of Port Sarim 4 Blurite rocks Low levels should be aware of the Ice Warriors and Ice Giants.
Brimhaven Horseshoe Mine Southwest of Brimhaven 6 Gold rocks Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 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 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 Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 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 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 Members Icon 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 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 Members Icon 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 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 Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 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 Members Icon Trolls are present. It is recommended to use Prayer. Nearest bank is in Neitiznot.
Jatizso Copper Mine North of Jatizso 3 Copper rocks Members Icon Nearest bank is in Neitiznot.
Karamja Volcano Mine Near the ladder into Karamja volcano 4 Gold rocks Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 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 Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 Level 60 mining to get in. Closest bank is in Southeast Falador.
Monastery Mine South of East Ardougne 10 Iron and 4 Coal rocks Members Icon Nearest bank is East Ardougne.
Nature Altar Mine Near Shilo Village 1 Iron, 1 Silver, 1 Coal, 2 Mithril, and 2 Adamantite rocks Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 Members Icon Closest bank is in Keldagrim.
Piscatoris Fishing Colony Mine Piscatoris Fishing Colony 2 Clay, 2 Tin, 2 Copper, and 3 Iron rocks Members Icon 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 Members Icon Nearest bank the Deposit box in Port Khazard.
Rellekka Mine Northern Rellekka 4 Clay, 3 Silver, and 3 Coal rocks Members Icon 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 Nearest bank is in Southeast Falador.
South-East Varrock Mine Southeast of Varrock 6 Tin, 9 Copper, and 4 Iron rocks Nearest bank is in Varrock.
South Keldagrim Mines South of Keldagrim 5 Tin, 2 Copper, 4 Iron, 5 Coal, and 1 Gold rock Members Icon 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 Nearest bank is in Varrock.
Taverley Cave North-west of Taverley 10 copper, 10 Tin, and 10 clay rocks. Members Icon 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. Members Icon Guarded by 3 TzHaar-Hur, nearest bank is in TzHaar City.
Vultures Mine Southwest of Nardah 5 Gold rocks Members Icon 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 Members Icon 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 Nearest bank is in Draynor Village.
Wilderness Runite Mine Deep in level 46 wilderness 2 Runite rocks 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 Members Icon Beware of Player Killers, closest bank is in Edgeville.


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
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
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 Members Icon

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Gem Rocks

Common Gem Rock
Gem Level Required % chance Locations Requirements
Uncut opal and Uncut lapis lazuli 1 None.
Uncut jade 13
Uncut red topaz 16
Uncommon Gem Rock
Gem Level Required % chance Locations Requirements
Uncut sapphire 20 None.
Uncut emerald 27
Uncut ruby 34
Precious Gem Rock
Gem Level Required % chance Locations Requirements
Uncut emerald 25 None.
Uncut ruby 30
Uncut diamond 43
Rare Gem Rock
Gem Level Required % chance Locations Requirements
Uncut emerald 23 None.
Uncut ruby 29
Uncut diamond 38
Uncut dragonstone 55
Uncut dragonstone 60
Trahaearn Gem Rock
Gem Level Required % chance Locations Requirements
Uncut sapphire 75 None.
Uncut emerald 75
Uncut ruby 75
Uncut diamond 75
Uncut dragonstone 75
Uncut dragonstone 75
Uncut onyx 75

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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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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 for ferries.
  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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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
Bathus pickaxe Bathus pickaxe 10 10
Marmaros pickaxe Marmaros pickaxe 20 20
Kratonite pickaxe Kratonite pickaxe 30 30
Fractite pickaxe Fractite pickaxe 40 40
Zephyrium pickaxe Zephyrium pickaxe 50 50
Argonite pickaxe Argonite pickaxe 60 60 *
Katagon pickaxe Katagon pickaxe 70 70 Members Icon
Gorgonite pickaxe Gorgonite pickaxe 80 80 Members Icon
Promethium pickaxe Promethium pickaxe 90 90 Members Icon
Primal pickaxe Primal pickaxe 99 99 Members Icon

*Free players cannot create this item, however, they can receive it as a drop and use it.



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
Bathus Bathus ore 10 27.5
Marmaros Marmaros ore 20 41
Kratonium Kratonium ore 30 56.5
Fractite Fractite ore 40 71
Zephyrium Zephyrium ore 50 85 Members Icon
Argonite Argonite ore 60 100.5 Members Icon
Katagon Katagon ore 70 117 Members Icon
Gorgonite Gorgonite ore 80 131.5 Members Icon
Promethium Promethium ore 90 148 Members Icon

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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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Capes of Accomplishment

Mining Skill Cape Set

Once you have achieved level 99, you may visit the Dwarf at the top of the Mining Guild ladder to purchase a Mining cape for 99,000 Coins.

Construction Master Skill

Once you have achieved level 120, the Dwarf will sell you the Mining master cape for 120,000 Coins.



Discount

Note that as of December 2018, another one of Mod Daze's Easter Eggs have been found. This enables you to purchase a Skillcape for half price (only from the Dwarf, not Elen) if you are wearing a Ring of Charos (a). Be aware that "Half price" is 92,000 Coins as the experience at level 92 is approximately half way to level 99.

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