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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 Free Icon
Iron 10 14 10 12 10 13 Free Icon
Coal 20 21 20 25 20 27 Free Icon
Mithril 30 38 30 31 35 30 36 Free Icon
Adamantite; Luminite 40 47 40 45 48 40 49 Free Icon
Runite 50 54 50 56 58 50 53 Free Icon
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

By default, you will begin with a 5% chance of obtaining a geode each time you obtain an ore, however, as your Mining level increases, you will have a higher chance of obtaining a geode. The table below show what mining levels increase geode chance and what type of geode is possible from each rock type.

Rock Type Geode Type Chance of Geode
based on mining level
Members
5% 10% 15%
Copper; Tin Sedimentary 1 Free Icon
Iron Sedimentary 10 16 Free Icon
Coal Sedimentary 20 23 Free Icon
Mithril Sedimentary 30 39 Free Icon
Adamantite; Luminite Sedimentary 40 42 Free Icon
Runite Sedimentary 50 51 Free Icon
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

It is possible to increase your chances of obtaining a geode with the following chance modifiers:
Item Boost
Amulet of glory 1%
Collector's insignia 2%
Collector's insignia (charged) 3%
Gem-finding scrimshaw 2%
Refined perk 1 2%
Refined perk 2 4%
Refined perk 3 6%
Resourceful aura 2%
Superior gem-finding scrimshaw 3%

Luck enhancers increase the chance of a Metamorphic geode replacing a Igneous geode when a player receives a geode. Each tier of luck increases the chance by 0.5% as seen below in the table.
Tier % increase Chance of
Metamorphic geode
No item 0 1%
Level 1 ring of luck +0.5% 1.5%
Level 2 ring of wealth +1% 2%
Level 3 ring of fortune +1.5% 2.5%
Level 4 luck of the dwarves +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 Free Icon
Bronze pickaxe Bronze Pickaxe 1 3 5 7 0 Free Icon
Iron pickaxe Iron Pickaxe 10 5 10 15 5 Free Icon
Iron pickaxe +1 Iron Pickaxe 10 6 11 16 5 Free Icon
Steel pickaxe Steel Pickaxe 20 10 20 30 15 Free Icon
Steel pickaxe +1 Steel Pickaxe 20 11 21 31 15 Free Icon
Mithril pickaxe Mithril Pickaxe 30 15 30 45 30 Free Icon
Mithril pickaxe +1 Mithril Pickaxe 30 16 31 46 30 Free Icon
Mithril pickaxe +2 Mithril Pickaxe 30 17 32 47 30 Free Icon
Adamant pickaxe Adamant Pickaxe 40 20 40 60 50 Free Icon
Adamant pickaxe +1 Adamant Pickaxe 40 21 41 61 50 Free Icon
Adamant pickaxe +2 Adamant Pickaxe 40 22 42 62 50 Free Icon
Rune pickaxe Rune Pickaxe 50 25 50 75 75 Free Icon
Rune pickaxe +1 Rune Pickaxe 50 26 51 76 75 Free Icon
Rune pickaxe +2 Rune Pickaxe 50 27 52 77 75 Free Icon
Rune pickaxe +3 Rune Pickaxe 50 28 53 78 75 Free Icon
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 Free Icon
Tin Tin ore 1 10.56 1.246 40 0 0.66 Free Icon
Iron Iron ore 10 32.64 3.851 120 5 0.68 Free Icon
Silver Silver ore 20 40 4.72 140 15 0.70 Free Icon
Coal Coal ore 20 50 5.9 140 15 0.70 Free Icon
Mithril Mithril ore 30 69.12 8.156 240 30 0.72 Free Icon
Gold Gold ore 40 65 7.67 200 50 0.74 Free Icon
Adamantite Adamantite ore 40 109.44 12.913 380 50 0.72 Free Icon
Luminite Luminite 40 54 6.372 380 50 0.74 Free Icon
Runite Runite ore 50 182.4 21.532 600 75 0.76 Free Icon
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 gold 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 42 4.96 150 15 0.7 Free Icon
Daeyalt Daeyalt ore 20 57.6 6.80 200 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 2.065 100 0 0.74 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 13.2 1.56 50 0 0.66 Members Icon
Uncommon gem rocks Uncommon Gem Rock 20 39.2 4.63 140 15 0.70 Members Icon
Precious gem rocks Precious Gem Rock 25 112.48 13.27 380 50 0.74 Members Icon
Rare gem rocks
Rare Gem Rock 23 1,300 140 0.80 Members Icon
Prifddinas gem rocks Trah Gem Rock 75 368 43.42 1,150 140 0.80 Members Icon
miscellaneous mineable items
Crashed Star Crashed Star 1 1 0 1 Free Icon
Clay Clay 1 5 0.59 50 0 0.66 Free Icon
Rune essence Rune essence 1 5 0.59 50 0 0.66 Free Icon
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

Smithing level Box type Ingredients Highest level ore
1 Bronze ore box
Bronze ore box
2 Bronze Bar
Bronze bars
Copper ore
Tin ore
10 Iron ore box
Iron ore box
2 Iron Bar
Iron bars

1 Bronze ore box
Bronze ore box
Iron ore
20 Steel ore box
Steel ore box
2 Steel Bar
Steel bars

1 Iron ore box
Iron ore box
Silver ore
Coal ore
30 Mithril ore box
Mithril ore box
2 Mithril Bars
Mithril bar

1 Steel ore box
Steel ore box
Mithril ore
40 Adamant ore box
Adamant ore box
2 Adamant Bar
Adamant bar

1 Mithril ore box
Mithril ore box
Adamantite ore
Luminite ore
50 Rune ore box
Rune ore box
2 Rune Bars
Rune bar

1 Adamant ore box
Adamant ore box
Runite ore
60 Orikalkum ore box
Orikalkum ore box
2 Orikalkum Bars
Orikalkum bar

1 Rune ore box
Rune ore box
Orichalcite ore
Drakolith ore
70 Necronium ore box
Necronium ore box
2 Necronium Bar
Necronium bars

1 Orikalkum ore box
Orikalkum ore box
Necrite ore
Phasmatite ore
80 Bane ore box
Bane ore box
2 Bane Bar
Bane bars

1 Necronium ore box
Necronium ore box
Banite ore
90 Elder rune ore box
Elder rune ore box
2 Elder Rune Bar
Elder rune bars

1 Bane ore box
Bane ore box
Light Animica ore
Dark Animica ore


Mine Locations

Mine Name Location Available Ore Member's only Misc. Notes
Agility Pyramid North-West Mine North of Sophanem and West of The Heart of Gielinor 4 Adamantite rocks Members Icon Nearest bank would be the Metal bank located at the anvil in Nardah. Jackals roam nearby.
Al Kharid Mine North of Al Kharid 4 Gold rocks
6 Silver rocks
4 Uncommon gem rocks
3 Common gem rocks
Free Icon Guarded by scorpions.
Nearest bank in Duel Arena.
Nearest metal bank is West of Al Kharid lodestone.
Arandar Pass Mine Southwest of Arandar 9 Limestone rocks Members Icon Surrounded by Dire wolves
Nearest bank is in either Lleyta or Gnome Stronghold
Meredith is located in the mine
Ardougne South-East Mine South of East Ardougne 4 Silver rocks Members Icon Nearest bank is East Ardougne.
Arzinian Gold Mine Keldagrim Caves 53 Gold rocks Members Icon See map for mine specific information.
Asgarnian Ice Dungeon The entrance to this dungeon is found on the hill South of Port Sarim, Northeast of Thurgo's hut.
4 Blurite rocks Free Icon Low levels should be aware of the Ice warriors and Ice giants.
Burthorpe Mine Eastern Burthorpe 12 Clay rocks
15 Copper rocks
12 Tin rocks
Free Icon Metal bank located at entrance to mine.
Coal Truck Mine North of the Fishing Guild, West of McGrubor's Wood. 13 Coal rocks Members Icon You can put coal into trucks and when the truck fills up you go to the house north of the Seers' Village tavern, take out the coal and carry it to the bank. For more information see the Coal Trucks guide
Crafting Guild Mine South-West of Falador, West of Clan Camp 3 Clay rocks
3 Silver rocks
3 Gold rocks
Free Icon Level 40 Crafting and a Brown apron are needed to enter. Closest bank is at Clan Camp but there is a deposit box in the Crafting Guild.
Crandor Mine Crandor Isle 6 Runite rocks (North)
5 Runite rocks (South)
Free Icon Nearest bank for free players is in Draynor (via boat, costs 30gp), the nearest for members is inside the volcano (Tzhaar City)
Desert Mining Camp South of Al-Kharid 2 Iron rocks
3 Coal rocks
4 Copper rocks
4 Tin rocks
4 Mithril rocks
8 Adamantite rocks
3 Necrite rocks
Members Icon There are a number of items required to use the mine. A Metal key to enter the above ground mine. To use the underground mine a a Slave shirt, a Slave robe, a Wrought iron key, and completion of The Tourist Trap.
Desert Quarry South-West of the Bandit Camp lodestone, North of Menaphos 16 Sandstone Rocks
15 Granite Rocks
Members Icon Nearest bank Menaphos.
Dorges-Kaan Mine Lumbridge Cellar, must have partly completed The Lost Tribe and must have a light source. 7 Iron rocks
9 Silver rocks
Members Icon Nearest banks are: Lumbridge Castle and Dorgesh-Kaan
Draynor Mine North-East of Draynor Village 3 Clay rocks Free Icon Closest bank is in Draynor Village.
Dwarven Mine Steps in Northeast Falador 3 Copper rocks
5 Tin rocks
6 Iron rocks
6 Coal rocks
3 Luminite rocks
Resource Dungeon:
4 Mithril rocks
7 Gold rocks
4 Phasmatite rocks
Closest bank is in southeast Falador. Metal bank available at Forge/Anvil inside mine.
If you have 15 Dungeoneering, you have access to a bank deposit box in the resource dungeon.
Evil Chicken's Lair Mine Evil Chicken's Lair 10 Drakolith rocks Members Icon Use raw chicken on the Zanaris shrine to enter, as in Recipe for Disaster (The section of Sir Amik must be finished to reach this mine). Nearest bank is in Zanaris.
Falador West Mine West of Falador 2 Silver rocks
3 Coal rocks
Free Icon Nearest bank is in the Clan Camp.
Fight Arena South-East Mine Near trawler, between Yanille and Ardougne 6 Runite rocks Members Icon Nearest bank the Deposit box in Port Khazard.
Fremennik Isles Mine North of Jatizso/Neitiznot 5 Drakolith rocks Members Icon Nearest bank is in Neitiznot.
Grand Tree Mine Under Grand Tree in the Tree Gnome Stronghold 13 Mithril rocks
14 Adamantite rocks
12 Runite rocks
Members Icon Must have completed The Grand Tree. Closest banks are on the second floor, southwest corner.
Gunnarsgrunn Mine
Gunnarsgrunn South Mine
In the center of Gunnarsgrunn (Barbarian Village)
South of Gunnarsgrunn (Barbarian Village)
4 Coal rocks
3 Clay rocks
Free Icon Closest bank is in Edgeville to the north.
Haunted Mine West of Burgh de Rott Level 1:
Coal vein
Level 2:
Coal vein
Mithril vein
Luminite vein
Phasmatite vein
Level 3:
Coal vein
Level 5:
Luminite vein
Drakolith vein
Level 6:
Coal vein
Luminite vein
Phasmatite vein
Members Icon The ores are in Mineral Veins and are located inside the walls. The nearest bank is in Burgh de Rott. The fastest way to get to the mine is using the Burgh de Rott teleport on Drakan's medallion
Heroes' Guild Mine In Taverley, North of Druid's circle 17 Drakolith rocks Members Icon Must have completed Heroes' Quest. Closest bank is in Burthorpe.
Jatizso Dungeon Mine
Jatizso Dungeon Elite Mine
Jatizso 18 Coal rocks
29 Mithril rocks
Elite Dungeon:
4 Banite rocks
Members Icon Nearest bank is in Jatizso
Karamja North-West Mine North-West of Brimhaven 5 Gold rocks Members Icon Nearest bank is in Tzhaar or East Ardougne (via boat, costs 30gp or have Ring of charos(a) equipped).
Keldagrim Entrance Mine East of Rellekka 5 Iron rocks Members Icon Closest bank is in Keldagrim (via boatman) or metal bank at the Rellekka anvil.
Legends' Guild South-West Mine Between Legends' Guild and East Ardougne 4 Coal rocks
4 Mithril rocks
Members Icon Grizzly bears guard the Mine.
Closest bank is in Manor Farms.
Living Rock Caverns North-West portion of Dwarven Mine, down a rope 4 Concentrated gold deposits
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 Lletya, North-East of Tirannwn lodestone 4 Light Animica rocks Members Icon Nearest bank is in Lletya.
Lumbridge South-East Mine In South-East section of Lumbridge Swamp. 3 Copper rocks
5 Tin rocks
2 Clay rocks
Free Icon Closest Bank is at the entrance to Shattered Worlds.
Lumbridge South-West Mine In the South-West corner of the Lumbridge Swamp 3 Iron rocks
3 Coal rocks
Free Icon Closest Bank is at the entrance to Shattered Worlds.
Menaphos VIP Area Menaphos VIP Area 1 Menaphos Sandstone Members Icon Level 7 Menaphos City Reputation required to enter the VIP area. A bank is located inside the VIP area
Menaphos Workers District Menaphos Workers District 4 Clay rocks
4 Menaphos Sandstone
Members Icon At level 6 Workers District Reputation a bank box becomes usable in the Workers District
Mining Guild Door in Dwarven Mines or down the ladders near Falador South-East Bank 8 Coal rocks
6 Runite rocks
5 Orichalcite rocks

Resource Dungeon:
5 Luminite rocks
4 Drakolith rocks
Free Icon Level 60 Mining to get in. Closest bank is in Falador.
Keldagrim Mines There are 6 mines in Keldagrim Keldagrim Deep South Mine:
7 Mithril rocks
Keldagrim South-West Mine:
4 Iron rocks
Keldagrim Gold Mine:
1 Gold rock
Keldagrim South Mine:
5 Iron rocks
Keldagrim North Mine:
19 Luminite rocks
Keldagrim North-East Mine:
6 Coal rocks
Members Icon Closest bank is in Keldagrim. Have to complete Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf quest to get access to these mines.
Piscatoris South Mine Piscatoris Fishing Colony 6 Iron rocks Members Icon The nearest bank is in the Piscatoris Fishing Colony, only accessible during or after the Swan Song quest.
Rellekka Mine Northern Rellekka 5 Mithril 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. Metal bank available at anvil.
Rimmington Mine On path between Rimmington and Falador 2 Tin rocks
3 Copper rocks
3 Gold rocks
4 Adamantite rocks
Free Icon Nearest bank is in the Clan Camp. There is a bank deposit box in Port Sarim.
Sophanem Red Sandstone East of Sophanem Red Sandstone Members Icon Completion of Elite Desert achievements required
Taibwo Wannai Mine North of Shilo Village 5 Drakolith rocks Members Icon Closest bank is in Shilo Village (Must have completed Shilo Village Quest).
Tumeken's Remnant East of the Bandit Camp lodestone and North of the Smokey well. 8 Light Animica rocks Members Icon Desert Snakes and Bandits are located nearby
TzHaar City Mine South-western side of TzHaar City 3 Silver rocks
3 Gold rocks
Members Icon Nearest bank is in TzHaar City.
Uzer Mine North of Uzer 3 Necrite rocks Members Icon This is located in the desert, bring appropriate protection from the desert heat.
Uzer Hunter Mine West of the Dominion Tower 3 Clay rocks Members Icon This is located in the desert, bring appropriate protection from the desert heat.
Varrock South-East Mine Southeast of Varrock 1 Tin rock
2 Copper rocks
3 Mithril rocks
2 Adamantite rocks
Free Icon Nearest bank is in Varrock.
Varrock South-West Mine South-West of Varrock 3 Copper rocks
2 Tin rocks
4 Iron rocks
3 Mithril rocks
Free Icon Nearest bank is in Varrock.
Vultures Mine Southwest of Nardah 5 Gold rocks Members Icon Nearest bank is in Nardah.
Wilderness (Level 9) South-West Mine Just North of Black Knights Fortress 8 Orichalcite rocks Members Icon Beware of Player Killers, closest bank is in Edgeville.
Wilderness (level 14) Volcano Mine West of Wilderness Lodestone 5 Drakolith rocks Members Icon Beware of Player Killers, nearest bank Edgeville.
Wilderness (Level 35) Hobgoblin Mine Level 35 wilderness 20 Necrite rocks Free Icon Beware of Player Killers, nearest bank is a wandering bank to the North by the Lesser Demons. A furnace and metal bank is to the East past the Wilderness Volcano.
Wilderness (Level 47) Lava Maze Mine Deep in level 47 wilderness North of the Lava Maze 10 Phasmatite rocks Free Icon Beware of Player Killers. Anvil/Forge metal bank is located at Pirates' Hideout Mine, level 54 Wilderness. Nearest bank is in Mage Arena or wandering bank by Lesser Demons.
Wilderness (Level 54) Pirates' Hideout Mine Level 54 Wilderness between Mage Arena and Pirates' Hideout 6 Banite rocks Members Icon Beware of Player Killers. Anvil/Forge next to mine is a metal bank. You can also bank in the Mage Arena.


Rock Locations by Type

Rock Type Location
Clay Burthorpe Mine; Crafting Guild Mine; Gunnarsgrunn South Mine; Menaphos Workers District; Uzer Hunter Mine; Draynor Mine; Lumbridge South-East Mine
Copper Burthorpe Mine; Desert Mining Camp; Dwarven Mine; Lumbridge South-East Mine; Rimmington Mine; Varrock South-East Mine; Varrock South-West Mine
Tin Burthorpe Mine; Desert Mining Camp; Dwarven Mine; Lumbridge South-East Mine; Rimmington Mine; Varrock South-East Mine; Varrock South-West Mine
Iron Desert Mining Camp; Dorges-Kaan Mine; Dwarven Mine; Lumbridge South-West Mine; Keldagrim Entrance Mine;Keldagrim South Mine; Keldagrim South-West Mine; Piscatoris South Mine; Varrock South-West Mine
Silver Al Kharid Mine; Crafting Guild Mine; Dorges-Kaan Mine; Ardougne South-East Mine; Falador West Mine; TzHaar City Mine
Coal Coal Truck Mine; Gunnarsgrunn Mine; Legends' Guild South-West Mine; Desert Mining Camp; Dwarven Mine; Falador West Mine; Lumbridge South-West Mine; Haunted Mine (level 1, 2, 3, 6); Jatizso Dungeon Mine; Living Rock Caverns; Keldagrim North-East Mine, Mining Guild
Mithril Legends' Guild South-West Mine; Desert Mining Camp; Dwarven Mine Resource Dungeon; Rellekka Mine; Grand Tree Mine, Haunted Mine (level 2); Jatizso Dungeon Mine; Keldagrim Deep South Mine; Varrock South-East Mine; Varrock South-West Mine
Gold Al Kharid Mine; Arzinian Gold Mine; Karamja North-West Mine; Crafting Guild Mine; Dwarven Mine Resource Dungeon; Living Rock Caverns;Keldagrim Gold Mine; Rimmington Mine; TzHaar City Mine
Adamantite Desert Mining Camp; Agility Pyramid North-West Mine; Grand Tree Mine; Rimmington Mine; Varrock South-East Mine
Luminite Dwarven Mine; Haunted Mine (level 2, 5, 6); Keldagrim North Mine, Mining Guild resource dungeon
Runite Karamja Volcano Mine; Crandor Mine; Grand Tree Mine; Fight Arena South-East Mine, Mining Guild
Orichalcite Wilderness (Level 9) South-West Mine, Mining Guild
Drakolith Evil Chicken's Lair Mine; Heroes' Guild Mine; Haunted Mine (level 5); Wilderness (level 14) Volcano Mine; Fremennik Isles Mine; Taibwo Wannai Mine, Mining Guild resource dungeon
Necrite Desert Mining Camp; Uzer Mine; Wilderness (Level 35) Hobgoblin Mine
Phasmatite Dwarven Mine Resource Dungeon; Haunted Mine (level 2, 6); Wilderness (Level 47) Lava Maze Mine
Banite Wilderness (Level 54) Pirates' Hideout Mine; Jatizso Dungeon Elite Mine;
Light animica Tumeken's Remnant; Lleyta Mine
Dark animica

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 Mine dwarven mine mine location 15 Located near the Southern portion of the Dwarven Mine, outside the Mining Guild 4 Mithril rocks
7 Gold rocks
4 Phasmatite rocks
Bank Deposit Box
Free Icon
Mining Guild mining guild mine location 45 Near the 4 ladders going up to Falador 5 Luminite rocks
4 Drakolith rocks
Free Icon
Al Kharid mine al kharid mine location 75 North-West part of Al Kharid mine 5 Drakolith rocks
6 Necrite rocks
8 Precious gem rocks
5 Impling spawns
Members Icon

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Gem Rocks

Common Gem Rock
Gem Level Required % chance Locations Requirements
Uncut opal 1 Al Kharid Mine None.
Uncut lapis lazuli 1
Uncut jade 13
Uncut red topaz 16
Uncommon Gem Rock
Gem Level Required % chance Locations Requirements
Uncut sapphire 20 Al Kharid Mine None.
Uncut emerald 27
Uncut ruby 34
Precious Gem Rock
Gem Level Required % chance Locations Requirements
Uncut emerald 25 Al Kharid Mine resource dungeon.
Shilo Village gem mine.
Al Kharid Mine resource dungeon requires 75 Dungeoneering to enter.
Shilo Village gem mine requires the completion of the quest Shilo Village.
Uncut ruby 30
Uncut diamond 43
Rare Gem Rock
Gem Level Required % chance Locations Requirements
Uncut emerald 23 Kal'gerion Resource Dungeon
Lunar Isle Mine
Kal'gerion Resource Dungeon requires 90 Dungeoneering to enter.
Lunar Isle Mine requires the completion of Lunar Diplomacy.
Uncut ruby 29
Uncut diamond 38
Uncut dragonstone 55
Uncut dragonstone 60
Prifddinas Gem Rock
Gem Level Required % chance Locations Requirements
Uncut sapphire 75 Trahaearn Sector of Prifddinas Plague's End for Prifddinas access
Uncut emerald 75
Uncut ruby 75
Uncut diamond 75
Uncut dragonstone 75
Uncut onyx 75

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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. 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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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 Free Icon
Bathus pickaxe Bathus pickaxe 10 10 Free Icon
Marmaros pickaxe Marmaros pickaxe 20 20 Free Icon
Kratonite pickaxe Kratonite pickaxe 30 30 Free Icon
Fractite pickaxe Fractite pickaxe 40 40 Free Icon
Zephyrium pickaxe Zephyrium pickaxe 50 50 Free Icon
Argonite pickaxe Argonite pickaxe 60 60 Free Icon*
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 Free Icon
Bathus Bathus ore 10 27.5 Free Icon
Marmaros Marmaros ore 20 41 Free Icon
Kratonium Kratonium ore 30 56.5 Free Icon
Fractite Fractite ore 40 71 Free Icon
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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