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Mining is a skill that allows players to obtain ores and gems from rocks. With ores, a player can then either smelt bars and make equipment using the Smithing skill or sell them for profit. Mining is one of the most popular skills in RuneScape as many players try to earn a profit from the skill. On the map, mining areas are identified with a regular pickaxe icon and the mining shop with a gold pickaxe icon.

To mine, a player will first need a pickaxe, which are sold in a number of shops. New players are given a bronze pickaxe while completing Tutorial Island. When a player has obtained a pickaxe, they next need to find a mine. Upon locating a mine, the player can then select a rock in the mine. Players can identify any mineable ore by right clicking and selecting "Prospect Rocks". Left clicking on it will cause the player to begin mining the rocks as long as they have a pickaxe that the player can use. As a player is mining a rock, they will eventually obtain an ore (or a gemstone). This ore can either be used in the Smithing skill or it can be sold. Selling ores can give players a good profit.

Mining is a skill largely based on a player's luck, which is random in RuneScape. Luck affects Mining in this way: the player will mine the rock, but when they hit the rock, it might take eight to twenty hits to obtain an ore. Another player may mine the same rock and get an ore in just one hit. Using a pickaxe of a higher metal will allow players to obtain ores faster.

Pickaxes, or "picks", are needed to mine rocks. They can be equipped as a weapon, giving players one extra space in their inventory. However, pickaxes cannot be made using the Smithing skill. Pickaxes can be bought from either Nurmof in the Dwarven Mine or Tati in Keldagrim, or from other players. Nurmof's Pickaxe Shop in the Dwarven Mine is labelled on the minimap as a gold pickaxe.

A player's Mining level determines the type of pickaxe they can mine with. The higher a level needed to use a pickaxe, the better it is than the ones below it. For example, a rune pickaxe will mine rocks faster than an adamant pickaxe.

Ores are obtained from the different types of rocks. These rocks can be found in mines. On the minimap, mines are labelled with a grey pickaxe. The colour of a rock corresponds to the ore's colour, so a black rock will yield coal, a blue rock will yield mithril ore, etc.

When players click on a rock, they will hit it with their pickaxe and try to get the ore out. The higher level rocks, such as mithril and adamantite, take longer for players to mine an ore out of them, making the player require patience.

After the ore has been mined, the rock will turn grey for a while. Eventually another ore will respawn and the rock will regain its colour. Players can only mine a rock when ore is available. Ore respawn times differ with the difficulty of the rock. For example, runite rocks take 12 minutes to respawn while iron rocks take about 3 seconds.

Mines are areas where players can mine their ores. These may be on the surface or underground and are scattered around Gielinor. Some of these locations are accessible only after certain quests are complete and some are members-only.

When mining players have a 1/256 chance of finding an uncut gem in the rock. A player's chances of finding gems are increased to 1/86 when wearing a charged amulet of glory. There also seems to be a positive correlation between a player's Mining level and the frequency of gems they receive while mining. In other words, the higher levelled the ore, the more likely it is to receive gems while mining it.

While mining, a rock golem may appear and will begin attacking a player. The combat level of the golem depends on the player's combat level, but it will always be stronger. The rock golem's combat level varies from level 14 to 170. The player can either kill it or run away from it. If a player kills a rock golem, it can drop ores, stouts, pickaxes, uncut gems or nothing.

When a player mines a rock, smoke or gas bubbles may emerge from it. If a player continues mining this rock as this is happening, the rock will explode, dealing minor damage to the player and destroying the head of their pickaxe. To repair it, for a price, players have to bring it to Nurmof, the dwarf who sells pickaxes in the Dwarven Mine.

While mining, the head of the player's pickaxe might fly off. The head will land somewhere nearby, usually 3 to 10 squares away. When this happens, the player has to find the pickaxe head quickly before someone else sees it and grabs it - who might attempt to extort it from them. When the player has found the pickaxe head, they can use it with their handle to put the pickaxe back together.

Also known as drop mining, this is where a player fills their inventory with ores, drops them all, and repeats. While this method of mining allows players to raise their Mining level quickly, dropping a whole inventory of ores can take some time (although this can be minimised by making use of shift-click dropping). Also, by using this method, a player would be missing out on Smithing experience. Some locations useful for drop mining:

As of 2014, Old School RuneScape has implemented a static respawn rate. This means that regardless of the population of a server most things will respawn as if there are 2,000 players in the world (ores, trees, etc).

Players are recommended to wield their pickaxe. This way, they'll have more inventory space to allow them to carry more ores. To wield pickaxes players must have the appropriate Attack level, as the pickaxe is considered a weapon.

Players are strongly recommended to wear few items or nothing at all other than their pickaxe. Members are advised to wear the boots of lightness, obtained in the Temple of Ikov, so that their weight is lower. Also, wearing the spotted cape or spottier cape from the Hunter skill can be very useful, as well as Penance gloves from the Barbarian Assault minigame. TheGraceful outfit is also recommended if you have access to it. Wearing fewer items allows a player to run longer. If they are wearing armour, then their weight would be quite large, making them lose a large amount of energy in a short amount of time.

Having a high-level Defence and wearing stronger armour gives players a much stronger defence against player killers that attempt to try their luck for some ores. Leather/Dragonhide armour also offers fairly good protection against both magic and melee. Players could either only bring their pickaxe to the Wilderness, or bring full leather, a wooden shield or an anti-dragon shield, and an amulet of defence. Fortunately, if a player dies with all these items, they'll keep their pickaxe, the amulet, and the leather body or an ore, depending on what kind it is. A good portion of food is recommended. Saradomin brew may prove essential in life and death situations, as it gives a 25% Defence bonus and a 15% Hitpoints boost.

For higher level rocks such as adamantite or runite, it is sometimes faster to switch between servers rather than waiting for the rocks to respawn. This is not recommended for any lower level rocks as they respawn much faster.

The Coal Trucks are located west of Camelot and north of Ardougne. There are 18 coal rocks and handy carts for storing coal in. The carts can store 136 at a time and it is also recommended to take 28 coal when leaving as well. There is a quick way or a slow way to get to and from the coal trucks.

There are 37 coal and 5 mithril rocks in the Mining Guild. It is a short walking distance away from a bank. Level 60 Mining is required to enter. There is one especially efficient place to mine, in the southeast corner, where there are 6 coal rocks in very close proximity. Mining mithril is not recommended in the guild unless there is no-one else at the rocks. An anvil is available outside of the guild in the north end of the mines. The anvil, in combination with the Superheat Item spell, allows the player to smith the ores they mine. The smithed items can be turned into coins with the High Level Alchemy spell or sold at the nearby shop avoiding trips to the bank.

Upon completing any of the following quests, players may choose to allocate experience to Mining. These rewards usually come in the form of items, such as lamps or books, and are independent of any experience rewards directly received for completing the quest.

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Mining is a skill that allows players to obtain ores and gems from rocks. With ores, a player can then either smelt bars and make equipment using the Smithing skill or sell them for profit. Mining is also one of the most popular skills in RuneScape as many players try to earn a profit from the skill. On the map, mining areas are identified with a regular pickaxe icon and the mining shop with a gold pickaxe icon. The current minimum to be ranked on the highscores in Mining is 48 Mining and 88,000 experience.

To mine, a player will first need a pickaxe. Pickaxes are sold by Nurmof in the Dwarven Mines, Bob at Lumbridge, or the Grand Exchange. New players are given a bronze pickaxe when they complete learning the ropes. Players should then choose where to mine taking into account nearness to a bank as well as ore types available. Players only need to click once on any rock containing ore to mine it (provided they have the level needed for that ore type). Players can determine what ore is in a rock by right clicking and choosing Prospect. Most higher level miners do not need to prospect every rock as they recognize the colour of the rock and know what it contains. The obtained ores, gems, or essence can then either be sold or used by the player for the smithing skill. Selling ores and essence can be very profitable.

Luck will play a certain factor in how quickly ores are obtained from mining. While the players level and pickaxe type also have an influence, there remains a certain randomness that determines when the ore is finally mined. When two players of different levels both attempt to mine the same rock it is very possible for the lower leveled player to get the ore.

The pickaxes used in mining can also be equipped as a weapon, giving players one more space in their inventory. A player's Mining level determines the type of pickaxe they can mine with (while their Attack level determines if they can wield it and save that inventory space). As with all weapons, as the pickaxe type progresses so to does its effectiveness. The higher a level needed to use a pickaxe, the better it is than the ones below it.

The prices in the table below are those from Nurmof's shop. If a player damages the pickaxe's head from Exploding Rock random event they will have to bring their pickaxe to Nurmof and use the pickaxe on him to get it fixed for a cost of about 1/30th of buying the pickaxe.

Ores are obtained from the different types of rocks. These rocks can be found in mines. On the mini-map, mines are labelled with a grey pickaxe. The colour of a rock corresponds to the ore's colour, so a black rock will yield coal ore, a blue rock will yield mithril ore, etc. Players can identify what kind of ore a rock is via Prospecting.

When players click on a rock, they will hit it with their pickaxe and try to get the ore out. The higher level rocks, such as mithril and adamant, take longer for players to mine an ore out of them, making the player require patience.

After the ore has been mined, the rock will turn grey (or brown, depending on its original colour) for a while. Eventually another ore will respawn and the rock will regain its vein of colour. Players can only mine a rock when ore is available. Ore respawn times differ with the difficulty of the rock and the amount of people on the server. For example, rune rocks can take over 20 minutes to respawn while iron rocks take about 3 seconds. Rune essence is an exception to this, as there is no respawn time and you can get a full inventory without stopping.

Also known as drop mining, this is where a player fills their inventory with ores, drops them all, and repeats. While this method of mining allows players to raise their Mining level quickly, dropping a whole inventory of ores can take some time. Also, by using this method, a player would be missing out on Smithing experience or money from selling the ore. Some mining spots for:

The rate of ore respawn for each rock is proportional to the number of players logged in that world. This means that the same rock will respawn quicker in a busy world like World 1 or World 2 than it would in a quieter world such as World 127. This is especially important to consider when power mining (see above).

For general mining, it is slightly more advisable that players go to a quieter trading world such as World 127. Although it has a slower rate of rock respawn, there are much less players in the world and therefore less competition for the rocks. As for selling the ores, the new method of trading in the Grand Exchange allows the player to make offers with players in all servers. The only disadvantage, as mentioned before, is the ore respawn rate plus the disadvantage of the traditional method of trading as there would be very few people wishing to purchase your ore.

Players are strongly recommended to wield their pickaxe. This way, they have more inventory space to allow them to carry ores. To wield picks players must have the appropriate Attack level, as the pickaxe is considered a weapon.

Players are strongly recommended to wear few items or nothing at all other than their pickaxe. Wearing fewer items allows a player to run longer. If they are wearing armour, then their weight would be quite large, making them lose a large amount of energy in a short amount of time.

In the Wilderness, players can be attacked by dangerous Revenants, all of whom can hit very high in any attack style, and can freeze and/or prevent you from teleporting. They can even steal players out of combat with another monster. Before you begin mining, check which attack you are weakest to in terms of equipment bonus (Magic or Ranged. Melee doesn't matter since you'll be running and will not be next to the revenant), as revenants primarily attack with whatever you are weakest to. If a Revenant does attack you, the best thing to do is turn on the protection prayer of which attack you are weakest to if you can, run away (preferably south, in hopes that they won't be able to attack you in a lower level of the wilderness), and switch worlds as soon as you're out of range.

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The most common items used to boost your Mining level in Runescape are Dwarven Stout and Mature Dwarven Stout, the latter of which is only available for members. Dwarven Stout will raise both your Mining and Smithing levels by 1 but, as a negative side effect, it will reduce Attack, Strength, and Defense skills. However, unless youre mining in a dangerous location the temporary reduction of these three skill levels shouldnt be much of a bother. Mature Dwarven Stout works in much the same manner, but it will increase Mining and Smithing levels by 2 instead of 1.

Both Dwarven Stout and Mature Dwarven Stout give a visible increase to your Mining level, so you can use these items to enter the Mining Guild at level 58 or 59 instead of 60. Also, drinking one of these items can allow you to mine ores a level or two earlier. The level increase that comes from drinking a Mature Dwarven Stout is longer than that of a regular Dwarven Stout, but it still only lasts for a few minutes. The increase from a regular Dwarven Stout can last anywhere from a few seconds to around a minute. The positive level increase for both of these beverages does not stack, so theres no reason to drink more than one at a time.There are a number of places in the Runescape world where you can find or buy Dwarven Stout, such as the Rising Sun in Falador. In addition, Dwarven Stout and Mature Dwarven Stout are both tradeable so you can purchase them on the Grand Exchange if you dont want to go to the trouble of finding or brewing them yourself.Brown Spicy StewA less dependable (and more cumbersome) way to increase your Mining level is by eating brown spicy stew. Depending on the number of spice doses added to the stew, its possible to raise your Mining skill by 2, 4, or 6 levels. However, its also possible that the stew may decrease your Mining skill by the same number of levels.Brown spicy stew is made by adding brown spice to a regular stew. Neither the brown spice nor the brown spicy stew is tradeable, so if you want to use this boost, youll have to make the item yourself. Regular stew is quite common in the Runescape world, but the brown spice is a little harder to come by you wont be able to obtain this item until youve finished the Freeing Evil Dave part of the Recipe for Disaster quest.Other Useful Items for MiningIn addition to stat-boosting items, there are several other things that can help you with Mining in Runescape.Varrock Armour One of the bonuses that you receive from completing the Varrock Achievement Diary is Varrock Armour. This armor gives you the chance of mining two ores at once. When this bonus triggers, you also get the same amount of experience as you would for mining both ores separately. The ores this bonus applies to depends on which set of Varrock Armour youre wearing. Varrock Armour 1 allows for the bonus for all ores up to coal, Varrock Armour 2 includes all ores up to mithril, and Varrock Armour 3 includes all ores up to adamantite.Seers' Headband After completing the Seers' Village Achievement Diary, youll receive a Seers' Headband. Wearing this item can be quite helpful if youre mining coal at the coal trucks near McGrubors Wood. Normally, the coal trucks will only hold 120 pieces of coal, but with the Seers' Headband, they will hold either 140, 168, or 196 ores, depending on which level headband you are wearing.Bracelet of Clay If youre mining clay, you may want to wear a Bracelet of Clay to take advantage of its benefits. This bracelet is created by enchanting a regular sapphire bracelet, and it allows you to mine soft clay instead of hard clay, so you dont have to worry about adding water to the clay after you mine it. The Bracelet of Clay doesnt last forever, though it will disintegrate after youve mined 28 pieces of clay.Amulet of Glory Those who are more interested in obtaining gems through mining might want to invest in an Amulet of Glory. While wearing this item, your chance of finding gems while mining ordinary ores will increase. Also, it will help speed up the amount of time that it takes to mine gems at the gem rocks in Shilo Village.Of course, the pick-axe that you use will make a big difference, too! So, if you really want to get the most out of your mining time, make sure that you use the best pick-axe that you can for your current mining level.This post is part of the series: Runescape Mining GuideThe best mining locations and ways to increase your mining skills in Runescape.Runescape Items for Increasing Mining Skill LevelTop Gold Mining Locations in RunescapeBest Coal Mining Locations in RunescapeBest Places to Mine Silver Ore in RunescapeBest Ways to Find Gems in RunescapeRunescape Blurite Mining Guide: Knights Sword Quest WalkthroughThe Complete Runescape 99 Mining Guide with Tips to Get 99 Mining Fast

There are a number of places in the Runescape world where you can find or buy Dwarven Stout, such as the Rising Sun in Falador. In addition, Dwarven Stout and Mature Dwarven Stout are both tradeable so you can purchase them on the Grand Exchange if you dont want to go to the trouble of finding or brewing them yourself.

A less dependable (and more cumbersome) way to increase your Mining level is by eating brown spicy stew. Depending on the number of spice doses added to the stew, its possible to raise your Mining skill by 2, 4, or 6 levels. However, its also possible that the stew may decrease your Mining skill by the same number of levels.Brown spicy stew is made by adding brown spice to a regular stew. Neither the brown spice nor the brown spicy stew is tradeable, so if you want to use this boost, youll have to make the item yourself. Regular stew is quite common in the Runescape world, but the brown spice is a little harder to come by you wont be able to obtain this item until youve finished the Freeing Evil Dave part of the Recipe for Disaster quest.Other Useful Items for MiningIn addition to stat-boosting items, there are several other things that can help you with Mining in Runescape.Varrock Armour One of the bonuses that you receive from completing the Varrock Achievement Diary is Varrock Armour. This armor gives you the chance of mining two ores at once. When this bonus triggers, you also get the same amount of experience as you would for mining both ores separately. The ores this bonus applies to depends on which set of Varrock Armour youre wearing. Varrock Armour 1 allows for the bonus for all ores up to coal, Varrock Armour 2 includes all ores up to mithril, and Varrock Armour 3 includes all ores up to adamantite.Seers' Headband After completing the Seers' Village Achievement Diary, youll receive a Seers' Headband. Wearing this item can be quite helpful if youre mining coal at the coal trucks near McGrubors Wood. Normally, the coal trucks will only hold 120 pieces of coal, but with the Seers' Headband, they will hold either 140, 168, or 196 ores, depending on which level headband you are wearing.Bracelet of Clay If youre mining clay, you may want to wear a Bracelet of Clay to take advantage of its benefits. This bracelet is created by enchanting a regular sapphire bracelet, and it allows you to mine soft clay instead of hard clay, so you dont have to worry about adding water to the clay after you mine it. The Bracelet of Clay doesnt last forever, though it will disintegrate after youve mined 28 pieces of clay.Amulet of Glory Those who are more interested in obtaining gems through mining might want to invest in an Amulet of Glory. While wearing this item, your chance of finding gems while mining ordinary ores will increase. Also, it will help speed up the amount of time that it takes to mine gems at the gem rocks in Shilo Village.Of course, the pick-axe that you use will make a big difference, too! So, if you really want to get the most out of your mining time, make sure that you use the best pick-axe that you can for your current mining level.This post is part of the series: Runescape Mining GuideThe best mining locations and ways to increase your mining skills in Runescape.Runescape Items for Increasing Mining Skill LevelTop Gold Mining Locations in RunescapeBest Coal Mining Locations in RunescapeBest Places to Mine Silver Ore in RunescapeBest Ways to Find Gems in RunescapeRunescape Blurite Mining Guide: Knights Sword Quest WalkthroughThe Complete Runescape 99 Mining Guide with Tips to Get 99 Mining Fast

Brown spicy stew is made by adding brown spice to a regular stew. Neither the brown spice nor the brown spicy stew is tradeable, so if you want to use this boost, youll have to make the item yourself. Regular stew is quite common in the Runescape world, but the brown spice is a little harder to come by you wont be able to obtain this item until youve finished the Freeing Evil Dave part of the Recipe for Disaster quest.Other Useful Items for MiningIn addition to stat-boosting items, there are several other things that can help you with Mining in Runescape.Varrock Armour One of the bonuses that you receive from completing the Varrock Achievement Diary is Varrock Armour. This armor gives you the chance of mining two ores at once. When this bonus triggers, you also get the same amount of experience as you would for mining both ores separately. The ores this bonus applies to depends on which set of Varrock Armour youre wearing. Varrock Armour 1 allows for the bonus for all ores up to coal, Varrock Armour 2 includes all ores up to mithril, and Varrock Armour 3 includes all ores up to adamantite.Seers' Headband After completing the Seers' Village Achievement Diary, youll receive a Seers' Headband. Wearing this item can be quite helpful if youre mining coal at the coal trucks near McGrubors Wood. Normally, the coal trucks will only hold 120 pieces of coal, but with the Seers' Headband, they will hold either 140, 168, or 196 ores, depending on which level headband you are wearing.Bracelet of Clay If youre mining clay, you may want to wear a Bracelet of Clay to take advantage of its benefits. This bracelet is created by enchanting a regular sapphire bracelet, and it allows you to mine soft clay instead of hard clay, so you dont have to worry about adding water to the clay after you mine it. The Bracelet of Clay doesnt last forever, though it will disintegrate after youve mined 28 pieces of clay.Amulet of Glory Those who are more interested in obtaining gems through mining might want to invest in an Amulet of Glory. While wearing this item, your chance of finding gems while mining ordinary ores will increase. Also, it will help speed up the amount of time that it takes to mine gems at the gem rocks in Shilo Village.Of course, the pick-axe that you use will make a big difference, too! So, if you really want to get the most out of your mining time, make sure that you use the best pick-axe that you can for your current mining level.This post is part of the series: Runescape Mining GuideThe best mining locations and ways to increase your mining skills in Runescape.Runescape Items for Increasing Mining Skill LevelTop Gold Mining Locations in RunescapeBest Coal Mining Locations in RunescapeBest Places to Mine Silver Ore in RunescapeBest Ways to Find Gems in RunescapeRunescape Blurite Mining Guide: Knights Sword Quest WalkthroughThe Complete Runescape 99 Mining Guide with Tips to Get 99 Mining Fast

In addition to stat-boosting items, there are several other things that can help you with Mining in Runescape.Varrock Armour One of the bonuses that you receive from completing the Varrock Achievement Diary is Varrock Armour. This armor gives you the chance of mining two ores at once. When this bonus triggers, you also get the same amount of experience as you would for mining both ores separately. The ores this bonus applies to depends on which set of Varrock Armour youre wearing. Varrock Armour 1 allows for the bonus for all ores up to coal, Varrock Armour 2 includes all ores up to mithril, and Varrock Armour 3 includes all ores up to adamantite.Seers' Headband After completing the Seers' Village Achievement Diary, youll receive a Seers' Headband. Wearing this item can be quite helpful if youre mining coal at the coal trucks near McGrubors Wood. Normally, the coal trucks will only hold 120 pieces of coal, but with the Seers' Headband, they will hold either 140, 168, or 196 ores, depending on which level headband you are wearing.Bracelet of Clay If youre mining clay, you may want to wear a Bracelet of Clay to take advantage of its benefits. This bracelet is created by enchanting a regular sapphire bracelet, and it allows you to mine soft clay instead of hard clay, so you dont have to worry about adding water to the clay after you mine it. The Bracelet of Clay doesnt last forever, though it will disintegrate after youve mined 28 pieces of clay.Amulet of Glory Those who are more interested in obtaining gems through mining might want to invest in an Amulet of Glory. While wearing this item, your chance of finding gems while mining ordinary ores will increase. Also, it will help speed up the amount of time that it takes to mine gems at the gem rocks in Shilo Village.Of course, the pick-axe that you use will make a big difference, too! So, if you really want to get the most out of your mining time, make sure that you use the best pick-axe that you can for your current mining level.This post is part of the series: Runescape Mining GuideThe best mining locations and ways to increase your mining skills in Runescape.Runescape Items for Increasing Mining Skill LevelTop Gold Mining Locations in RunescapeBest Coal Mining Locations in RunescapeBest Places to Mine Silver Ore in RunescapeBest Ways to Find Gems in RunescapeRunescape Blurite Mining Guide: Knights Sword Quest WalkthroughThe Complete Runescape 99 Mining Guide with Tips to Get 99 Mining Fast

Varrock Armour One of the bonuses that you receive from completing the Varrock Achievement Diary is Varrock Armour. This armor gives you the chance of mining two ores at once. When this bonus triggers, you also get the same amount of experience as you would for mining both ores separately. The ores this bonus applies to depends on which set of Varrock Armour youre wearing. Varrock Armour 1 allows for the bonus for all ores up to coal, Varrock Armour 2 includes all ores up to mithril, and Varrock Armour 3 includes all ores up to adamantite.

Seers' Headband After completing the Seers' Village Achievement Diary, youll receive a Seers' Headband. Wearing this item can be quite helpful if youre mining coal at the coal trucks near McGrubors Wood. Normally, the coal trucks will only hold 120 pieces of coal, but with the Seers' Headband, they will hold either 140, 168, or 196 ores, depending on which level headband you are wearing.Bracelet of Clay If youre mining clay, you may want to wear a Bracelet of Clay to take advantage of its benefits. This bracelet is created by enchanting a regular sapphire bracelet, and it allows you to mine soft clay instead of hard clay, so you dont have to worry about adding water to the clay after you mine it. The Bracelet of Clay doesnt last forever, though it will disintegrate after youve mined 28 pieces of clay.Amulet of Glory Those who are more interested in obtaining gems through mining might want to invest in an Amulet of Glory. While wearing this item, your chance of finding gems while mining ordinary ores will increase. Also, it will help speed up the amount of time that it takes to mine gems at the gem rocks in Shilo Village.Of course, the pick-axe that you use will make a big difference, too! So, if you really want to get the most out of your mining time, make sure that you use the best pick-axe that you can for your current mining level.This post is part of the series: Runescape Mining GuideThe best mining locations and ways to increase your mining skills in Runescape.Runescape Items for Increasing Mining Skill LevelTop Gold Mining Locations in RunescapeBest Coal Mining Locations in RunescapeBest Places to Mine Silver Ore in RunescapeBest Ways to Find Gems in RunescapeRunescape Blurite Mining Guide: Knights Sword Quest WalkthroughThe Complete Runescape 99 Mining Guide with Tips to Get 99 Mining Fast

Bracelet of Clay If youre mining clay, you may want to wear a Bracelet of Clay to take advantage of its benefits. This bracelet is created by enchanting a regular sapphire bracelet, and it allows you to mine soft clay instead of hard clay, so you dont have to worry about adding water to the clay after you mine it. The Bracelet of Clay doesnt last forever, though it will disintegrate after youve mined 28 pieces of clay.Amulet of Glory Those who are more interested in obtaining gems through mining might want to invest in an Amulet of Glory. While wearing this item, your chance of finding gems while mining ordinary ores will increase. Also, it will help speed up the amount of time that it takes to mine gems at the gem rocks in Shilo Village.Of course, the pick-axe that you use will make a big difference, too! So, if you really want to get the most out of your mining time, make sure that you use the best pick-axe that you can for your current mining level.This post is part of the series: Runescape Mining GuideThe best mining locations and ways to increase your mining skills in Runescape.Runescape Items for Increasing Mining Skill LevelTop Gold Mining Locations in RunescapeBest Coal Mining Locations in RunescapeBest Places to Mine Silver Ore in RunescapeBest Ways to Find Gems in RunescapeRunescape Blurite Mining Guide: Knights Sword Quest WalkthroughThe Complete Runescape 99 Mining Guide with Tips to Get 99 Mining Fast

Amulet of Glory Those who are more interested in obtaining gems through mining might want to invest in an Amulet of Glory. While wearing this item, your chance of finding gems while mining ordinary ores will increase. Also, it will help speed up the amount of time that it takes to mine gems at the gem rocks in Shilo Village.Of course, the pick-axe that you use will make a big difference, too! So, if you really want to get the most out of your mining time, make sure that you use the best pick-axe that you can for your current mining level.This post is part of the series: Runescape Mining GuideThe best mining locations and ways to increase your mining skills in Runescape.Runescape Items for Increasing Mining Skill LevelTop Gold Mining Locations in RunescapeBest Coal Mining Locations in RunescapeBest Places to Mine Silver Ore in RunescapeBest Ways to Find Gems in RunescapeRunescape Blurite Mining Guide: Knights Sword Quest WalkthroughThe Complete Runescape 99 Mining Guide with Tips to Get 99 Mining Fast

Of course, the pick-axe that you use will make a big difference, too! So, if you really want to get the most out of your mining time, make sure that you use the best pick-axe that you can for your current mining level.

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Stone spirits have 2 uses. The first use is when an ore is received while mining a stone spirit will be consumed to provide an additional ore (no extra experience is gained) allowing for double ore to be mined in half the time it would normally take. The second use is to help with AFK mining. Once stamina hits 0% damage will be reduced to 20% as a penalty for AFK mining. To counteract this a Perfect juju mining potion and stone spirits can be used each time a stone spirit is consumed it replenishes the stamina also. There are stone spirits available for each of the core rocks that provide ore.

Ore boxes store ores and allow for the player to carry larger amounts of ores at a time. There are multiple levels of ore boxes, as the level increases they hold higher levels ores. The table below shows which ores can be stored in each ore box. The initial quantity of ores that can be stored in the ore box is 100 of each ore. Completion of the Family Crest is required to use the ore box for silver or gold ore. The capacity of the ore box increases by 20 ores as the players mining level increases (excluding silver and gold ores). This increase is not dependent on the level of ore box. For example, level 7 Mining increases the storage of Tin and Copper to 120 whether a Bronze ore box or a Elder rune ore box is used. The table below lists the level at which each ore type increases capacity. The increase of each level ore is associated with the highest level of ore each box can hold. For example, Iron ore capacity increases at level 18 and is the highest ore held in an Iron ore box, whereas, Mithril ore capacity increases at level 37 and is the highest ore held in a Mithril ore box. Completing the achievement "Everything is Oresome" grants a further increase in capacity by 20 for a total of 140 of each ore (excluding silver and gold ores).

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.

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.

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.

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. 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. 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.

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:

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!

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.

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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Mining is a gathering skill that allows players to extract ores, gems, rune essence and other resources from rocks in mines throughout RuneScape. Mined ores can be smelted at a furnace, turning them into bars that can be made into metal objects using primarily the Smithing skill, but also sometimes the Construction skill or the Crafting skill. On the map, mines and mining sites are identified with a lump of ore (), and Mining shops are identified with a pickaxe () icon.

The current minimum requirement to be ranked (at approximately rank 1,223,996) on the hiscores for Mining is level 15. As of 16 August 2018, there are 132,412 current members that have achieved level 99 in Mining. There are 8,463 current members that have achieved level 120 in Mining.

Mining was one of the skills available at RuneScape's launch on 4 January 2001. In the beginning, there was only one kind of pickaxe, just called Pickaxe which had to be used manually on the rock. It was not until 2003 that metal pickaxes were added to the game. With the large graphical update in 2004, random events were added. These included the Rock Golem, pickaxe heads falling off, and broken pickaxes. In 2006 players began to mine granite in the Desert Quarry, some of the fastest Mining experience in the game. In late 2009, the long-awaited dragon pickaxe was released as a drop from chaos dwogres, chaos dwarf hand cannoneer, and chaos dwarves (only on battlefield), all of which are located on the Chaos Dwarf Battlefield. On 10 November 2014 Crystal pickaxe was released requiring you to give Lady Ithell a dragon pickaxe and 4,000 harmonic dust to sing one for you. This makes it the current best pickaxe available in the game.

To mine, players need a pickaxe (the better the pickaxe and Mining level the quicker it is to mine the ores) that they have the required Mining level to mine with. Players should then choose where to mine, taking into consideration the proximity to a bank, and what ores are available. Players only need to left-click once on any rock containing ore to mine it (provided they have the level needed for that ore type). The obtained ores, gems, and essence can then be sold for profit, or used by the player for the Smithing, Crafting and Runecrafting skills.

Players used to be able to discover which ore was in a rock by right-clicking and selecting Prospect (with or without a pickaxe) which would require them to wait a few seconds before learning which ore the rock contained. However, most types of ores can now be determined by simply examining the rock. Experienced miners did not need to prospect every rock, as they recognised the colour of the rock and knew the ore it contained. However, an update made it so that simply hovering one's cursor over the rock would tell the player what ore was to be found in it, in the upper-left corner (though some rocks, like certain mineral veins, still have the "Prospect" option).

The pickaxes used in mining can be equipped like a weapon, giving players one more space in their inventory. A player's Mining level determines the type of pickaxe they can mine with, while their Attack level determines whether they can wield it. As with all metal weapons, the better the pickaxe, the more effective it is as a tool and as a weapon. Better pickaxes both mine the rocks more frequently and offer a better chance to obtain the ore per mining attempt. Pickaxes are sold by Nurmof in the Dwarven Mine, Tati in Keldagrim, Bob in Lumbridge (bronze only), or at the Grand Exchange. Pickaxes can be forged at the appropriate Smithing level for players who have completed the Perils of Ice Mountain quest. Pickaxes may also be stored in the tool belt to save inventory space.

Ores are obtained from the different rocks that are found in mines. On the minimap, mines are labelled with a grey pickaxe. The colour of a rock's vein corresponds to the ore's colour, so a black vein will yield coal, a dark blue vein will yield mithril ore, and so forth. Players used to be able to identify which kind of ore a rock is composed of via prospecting. However, due to an update, players can now examine the rock to find the ore type and the "prospect" option has been removed.

When a player clicks on a rock, they will hit it with their pickaxe and attempt to extract the ore. The higher level the rock (e.g., adamantite and runite), the longer the mining procedure will take, requiring the player to have some degree of patience.

After the ore has been mined, the rock will no longer have a visible vein of colour for a while. Eventually, another ore will respawn and the rock will regain its vein of colour. Players can only mine a rock when ore is available. Ore respawn times differ with the level requirement of the rock and the amount of people on the server (e.g., runite rocks can take up to 25 minutes to respawn, while iron rocks take about 10 seconds). Rune essence is an exception to this as there is no respawn time and players can mine continuously.

Players can continuously mine multiple pieces of coal and gold ore in the Living Rock Caverns until the concentrated coal/gold rock collapses. Sometimes, players will mine two ores at once, gaining experience for both ores. While wearing Varrock armour, players may find that they can mine three ores at once in the cavern. Mining coal in the Living Rock Caverns requires level 77 Mining, while mining gold there requires level 80 Mining. Beware of aggressive, ranged/melee level 92 creatures that protect the rocks. Using world 84 can protect individuals from the rock creatures as there is a high volume of players in this world.

Shooting Stars is a repeatable Distraction and Diversion. They can be found via a telescope in a player-owned house. They fall in waves every 2 hours on all free-to-play and members worlds and will land around 215 minutes after each other. The stars can be from size 1 (10 Mining required) up to size 9 (90 Mining required). Bigger stars give more stardust in total, but are much harder to mine. There are nine areas in RuneScape where shooting stars will land at. You can learn more about the specific locations in the Distractions and Diversions guide. If you reach your limit of 200 stardust, you can still carry on mining the star for Mining experience. Mining stars give players stardust. 200 stardust may be exchanged for:

Wilderness Warbands is a members-only Distraction and Diversion where the player or a group of players attempt to loot supplies and trade it in for experience. One of the possible loots are Mining supplies. Players can loot up to a maximum of 25 supplies per camp or 75 supplies daily. Turning the supplies to Quercus will give players experience based on how many supplies they have looted and what their current level is.

When mining your player may find a gem in the rock. A player's chances of finding gems are increased when wearing a charged amulet of glory or ring of wealth. If wearing both, the effects double. There also seems to be a positive correlation between a player's Mining level and the frequency of gems they receive while mining. In other words, the higher levelled the ore, the more likely it is to receive gems while mining it. There is also an extremely small chance of finding more than one gem in a rock (this happens quite often when mining a Shooting Star). If your inventory is full you are still able to find gems, however the gem will be dropped and you will receive the message "You do not have enough space in your inventory, so you drop the gem on the floor.".

Gems that can be found in rocks are uncut sapphires, uncut emeralds, uncut rubies and uncut diamonds. If you use a (superior) gem-finding scrimshaw you also have the chance to receive uncut dragonstones and uncut onyxes from a rock. The scrimshaw will also increase the diamonds found, with higher-levelled rocks increasing the chance for higher gems.

The combat level of the golem depended on the player's combat level, and it would always be higher than the player's. The Rock Golem's combat level varied from level 14 to 159. Players may have either attempted to kill it, or run away. The Rock Golem also had a ranged attack. If a player killed the golem, it would drop ores, dwarven stouts, pickaxes, uncut gems, or nothing.

While mining, the player's pickaxe head may have flown off. The head landed somewhere nearby, usually 3 to 10 squares away. When this occurred, the player had to find the pickaxe head quickly before it disappeared or before someone else saw and grabbed it (and some would try to extort money from the player to return the pickaxe head). Once retrieved, the player could use the pickaxe head on the handle to put the pickaxe back together.

Also from the update of 25 February 2009, this random event has been discontinued. Any pickaxe heads in a player's inventory or bank were transformed back into a full pickaxe. Handles were removed from the game.

It should be noted that when mining a player's animation will never be stopped unless they log out, die, or left-click somewhere else or eat/drink anything or drop something. So, with this in mind, players could, in theory, mine continuously until the ore runs out. One example of this is when players are attacked, their mining animation may be delayed or seem as if it has been stopped, but in reality they are actually still mining.

Among other benefits, Varrock armour (obtained from completing the different levels of difficulty of the Varrock Tasks) offers a chance of obtaining two ores at the same time from one rock. The player will get experience for both ores. As Varrock armour is upgraded upon completing the tasks, this unique effect will be available for rocks up to adamantite. Wearing an amulet of glory or a tier 2 (or higher) luck enhancer will also increase the chance of obtaining gems.

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