Runescape Mining Skill Guide

INTRODUCTION

Mining is the process of using a pickaxe to obtain ores from rocks. A higher Mining level allows for more valuable ores to be mined and also for all ores to be obtained a quicker rate.

To start mining a pickaxe should be in the inventory, wielded or in the players toolbelt. Any level pickaxe can be added to the toolbelt without having the requirements to use it and it will act as the highest level pickaxe until the requirements are met. The player must click on a rock that contains ore to begin mining. A lumpy rock may have different coloured deposits depending on the ore it can give, or a ‘rock’ may be a small cluster of three rock images (see ores below). Rocks are found at mining sites all over the RuneScape world. Details of the number and type of rocks at each mining site are listed on Tip.It’s mining maps menu page, which includes a link to a map of each mine. Right-clicking on a rock and examining it will indicate which type of ore it contains. When a rock is clicked on to be mined, the player’s character will swing a pickaxe at the rock until he/she gets an ore. The player’s character will continue swinging until he/she obtains an ore. If someone else is mining the rock and the ore deposit disappears, this means the other person managed to obtain the ore. When this happens, another rock with an ore deposit present should be found or one can wait for the ore deposit to respawn.

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Different pickaxes can be obtained from Nurmof the Dwarf, who sells them in the Dwarven Mine, the pickaxe shop in Keldagrim, or the Grand Exchange. Better pickaxes will improve the rate of obtaining ore. To maximise the number of ores that can be carried, pickaxes are usually wielded or put in a players toolbelt (there is an associated Attack level requirement to wield each pickaxe). However, there are cases where it is better to have something else wielded. Examples of this would be wielding a fire staff for superheating ores that are mined or wielding a weapon in the wilderness. Below is a table of the different pickaxes.

 

PICKAXES
PIC NAME MINING LEVEL TO USE PRICE TO BUY
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Dwarven Army Axe 1 Free
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Bronze pickaxe 1 1 gp
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Iron pickaxe 1 137 gp
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Steel pickaxe 6 500 gp
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Mithril pickaxe 21 1,300 gp
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Adamant pickaxe 31 3,200 gp
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Rune pickaxe 41 32,000 gp
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Dragon pickaxe 61 Monster Drop or
Grand Exchange

These pickaxes can be gilded as a reward from the Lava Flow Mine minigame. It is a cosmetic change only; there are no added bonuses or effects.

Special pickaxes are listed in a separate section below, along with other mining aids.

MINING ORES

Below is a list of the rocks which can be mined and their details. Similar to most other skills, invisible boosts do not allow access to higher level rocks, while visible boosts do. Note that Jagex has updated the look of some (but not all) ore rocks in the game. The old style is a small cluster of three or four uniformly coloured ore rocks. The new look has “deposits” of ore in a lump of rock. Some suggestions for good places to obtain each ore are also listed. Have a look at Tip.it’s mining maps for a complete listing of all mines with their available ores.

MINING ORES
ROCK NAME LEVEL TO MINE EXP. NOTES
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Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Rune
Essence
1 5 Found in the Rune Essence Mine (see the Runecrafting guide) and in the Lunar Isle mine. Used to make Runes. On a members server, level 30 miners will mine pure essence. Rune essence is unique in that it does not ever deplete. After a single-click, the player will automatically mine essence until the inventory is full or the player takes another action.
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Clay 1 5 Used in low level Crafting to make Pottery. If mined while wearing a Bracelet of clay, soft clay will be mined instead of clay. Casting Humidify with clay in the inventory will also turn it all to soft clay.Locations:

  • Draynor Clay Mine
  • Barbarian Village Mine
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Copper 1 17.5 Used with Tin to smelt bronze.Locations:

  • Lumbridge Swamp Mine
  • Dwarven Mine
  • South-East Varrock Mine
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Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Tin 1 17.5 Used with Copper to smelt bronze.Locations:

  • Lumbridge Swamp East Mine
  • South-East Varrock Mine
  • South-West Varrock Mine
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Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Blurite 10 17.5 Mined only in the Ice Caves mine south of Port Sarim/Rimmington. Used in the Knight’s Sword Quest. Also used by members to make crossbows and bolt tips. Blurite ore and its products are untradeable.
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Limestone 10 26.5 Mined only in Arandar and off the road east of Varrock’s Earth runecrafting altar leading to the Salve Temple. Used for quests, Mort’ton temple building, and the Construction skill.
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Iron 15 35 A very versatile ore – used to make Iron and Steel bars.Locations:

  • Dwarven Mine
  • Rimmington mine
  • Hobgoblins’ Mine (In level 35 Wilderness)
  • East Ardougne
  • South Ardougne Mine
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Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Silver 20 40 Used in Crafting to make holy or unholy symbols, tiaras, crossbow bolts, and member quest items.Locations:

  • South-West Varrock Mine
  • Dwarven Mine
  • Crafter’s Guild Mine (Requires 40 Crafting and a Brown Apron to enter)
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Elemental 20 0 Found only in the Elemental Workshop located under Seers Village smithy. Mining it spawns an Earth Elemental; kill it to get the ore. Used in elemental or mind shields and helms.
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Coal 30 50 There is always a demand for this ore, used in all high level smelting (smithing).Locations:

  • Dwarven Mine
  • Mining Guild (Requires level 60 Mining to enter)
  • Hobgoblins’ Mine (In level 35 Wilderness)
  • Coal Trucks
  • East Ardougne
  • South Ardougne Mine
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Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Sandstone 35 30 to 60 Found in Enakhra’s mine. Used for quests. Experience depends on the random size of the mined rock: 1, 2, 5 or 10 kg.
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Gold 40 65 Used in Crafting to make rings, necklaces and amulets.Locations:

  • Crafter’s Guild Mine (Requires 40 Crafting and a Brown Apron to enter)
  • Arzinian Mines
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Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Gems 40 65 Found only in the Shilo Village Gem Mine, the Shilo Village Underground Gem Mine, and the Lunar Isle Mine. Any gem except dragonstone and onyx may be obtained.
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Stone Slab 41 40 Found only in the TzHaar Stone Slab Mine. Can only be mined with a Rune pickaxe after the TokTz-Ket-Dill quest. Each spot will give two Stone slabs before running out.
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Granite 45 50 to 75 Found in Enakhra’s mine. Used for quests and power-mining. Experience depends on the random size of the mined rock: 0.5, 2, or 5 kg*.
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Rubium 46 17.5 Veins are found in the caves from the Kennith’s Concerns quest. Rubium can be mixed with an unfinished guam potion to make super fishing explosive at 31 herblore. This is used to lure Mogres and deals an additional 150 damage to the Mogre.
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Mithril 55 80 Used for smelting/smithing.Locations:

  • Dwarven Mine
  • Mining Guild (Requires level 60 Mining to enter)
  • Lumbridge Swamp West Mine
  • Hobgoblins’ Mine (In level 35 Wilderness)
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Adamant 70 95 Used for smelting/smithing.Locations:

  • Lumbridge Swamp West Mine
  • Dwarven Mine
  • Hobgoblins’ Mine (In level 35 Wilderness)
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Bane 77 90 Used with the Tune Bane Ore spell to make bane bolts and arrows after the Ritual of the Mahjarrat quest.
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Red sandstone 81 70 Found just north of Oo’glog, red sandstone can be made into robust glass and then into potion flasks. Red sandstone is untradable and you can only mine 50 per day.
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Runite 85 125 Used for smelting/smithing.Locations:

  • Heroes Guild
  • Wilderness Runite mine
  • Wilderness Lava Maze dungeon
  • path to the Light Temple
  • Keldagrim North Mine (requires Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf quest)
  • Neitiznot
  • Mining Guild resource dungeon
Runescape Mining Skill Guide

Runescape Mining Skill Guide

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Seren stone 89 296.7 Found in the Trahaearn clan area of Prifddinas. Corrupted ore is sometimes mined from this stone.

 

*Granite chunks are used in the Summoning skill as a secondary item for some pouches. By using a chisel on a large block of granite, one can cut it into smaller blocks.

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