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Mining is a gathering skill which is used to obtain different from various types of rocks. A pickaxe is required to mine a rock. More effective pickaxes require higher Mining levels in order to use, however they may be wielded without the required Mining level provided that the player has the required Attack level.
Mining may be considered to be similar to Woodcutting, as both use tools to extract resources from naturally occuring structures. However, a key difference between the two is that virtually all rocks can only yield one ore before being depleted, whereas most trees may provide multiple logs before becoming chopped down (a notable exception is the rune essence mine, that yields unlimited Rune/Pure essence).
Mining provides the raw materials for Smithing, which is used to make metal armour.
(m) = Members Only
|Ore||Level required||Experience gained||Notes|
|1||5||Found only in the rune essence mine, which requires completion of Rune Mysteries to access. Used in all Free-to-play Runecrafting.|
|1||5||Used in Crafting to make various pottery items, such as pots. Needs water added to it (to form soft clay) in order to be used.|
|1||17.5||One of the ingredients of a bronze bar, along with tin ore.|
|1||17.5||The other ingredient of a bronze bar, along with copper ore.|
|10||17.5||Found only in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon. Can be smelted into a blurite bar. Used in The Knight's Sword quest. Note that blurite ore has very few uses. Blurite bolts and blurite limbs are the only items that may be made from the bars. The blurite sword may not be made after completion of the quest.|
|10||26.5||Can be cut into a limestone brick, used in Construction. It is also required in several quests.|
|15||35||May be smelted alone to produce an iron bar, although this may fail and give nothing. If smelted with two coal in the inventory, a steel bar is created instead.|
Elemental ore (m)
|20||0||Used in the Elemental Workshop quest series, to make various items of armour there. Four coal is also required to produce one elemental bar.|
|20||40||Can be smelted to produce a silver bar, which is used for several quests in Morytania as well as for Crafting.|
Daeyalt ore (m)
|20||17.5||Used to escape the mines in Meiyerditch during and after Darkness of Hallowvale. It cannot be smelted, and has no uses outside of the mine. It comes in veins, each of which may be mined for 3 ores before becoming depleted.|
|30||50||Cannot be smelted alone, but varying amounts are required to make elemental, steel, mithril, adamant and rune bars.|
Pure essence (m)
|30||5||Mined from the same place as rune essence, providing that the player is on a members' world and has 30 Mining. Rune Mysteries is required to reach the mine. Required for all Runecrafting that is members only, although plain rune essence may still be used to perform free-to-play runecrafting on members servers.|
|35||30, 40, 50, 60 (dependent on size obtained)||Found only in the desert quarry, mining a sandstone rock yields a 1kg, 2kg, 5kg or 10kg block. The only known use for sandstone is in the Enakhra's Lament quest.|
|40||65||May be smelted into a gold bar, which is used in Crafting.|
|45||50, 60, 75 (size dependent)||Found only in the desert quarry. Mining granite can yield a 500g, 2kg, or 5kg block. Used only in quests.|
|55||80||Can be smelted into a mithril bar with 4 coal at level 50 Smithing.|
|70||95||Can be smelted into an adamant bar with 6 coal and 70 Smithing.|
|85||125||Can be made into a rune bar with 8 coal and 85 Smithing.|
A pickaxe is required to mine all rocks. Those with a higher level requirement will mine faster than ones with a lower requirement, except where noted. Pickaxes may only be obtained as drops from a very select group of creatures, or bought from a pickaxe shop.
Note that a black pickaxe does not exist, however the equivalent Black axe does.
|None||Bob's Axes in Lumbridge or Nurmof in the Dwarven Mine sell them.||1gp|
|None||Nurmof in the Dwarven Mine sells them.||140gp|
|6||Nurmof in the Dwarven Mine sells them.||500gp|
|21||Nurmof in the Dwarven Mine sells them.||1300gp|
|31||Nurmof in the Dwarven Mine sells them.||3200gp|
|41||Nurmof in the Dwarven Mine sells them.||32000gp|
Main article: OSR - Mining Sites
There are various locations across Gielinor in which ore may be obtained using a pickaxe. Each mine typically has a number of different rock types, making each mine useful for obtaining different ores. In addition, some mines are further from a bank than others, making a careful choice of mining site important.
Main article: OSR - Gems
Gems may be obtained randomly from mining most types of rocks, however coal appears to give a higher rate of gems than other rocks. Members can wear an enchanted amulet of glory will increase the chance of recieving gems while mining.
Various items may temporarily increase Mining level, allowing the completion of tasks just beyond a player's level:
- Dwarven stout boosts Mining and Smithing by 1 temporarily. This is the only Mining boost available to free players.
- Dwarven stout (m) boosts Mining and Smithing by 2 temporarily.
- Braindeath 'rum' boosts Mining by 1, along with various other effects.
- Spicy stew can increase or decrease Mining by up to 6 by adding 3 brown spices. Less spice causes less dramatic effects. The Evil Dave part of Recipe for Disaster is required to make it.
- Activating the mining cape boosts Mining by 1.
At level 99 Mining, Members may purchased the mining cape from the dwarf near the Mining Guild entrance in Falador for 99,000 coins. Equipping it or activating it temporarily increases the wearer's Mining level by one, to 100.
If a player has more than one level 99 skill, then all their skillcapes become permenantly trimmed.
|Agility • Slayer • Thieving|
|Hitpoints • Magic • Melee (Attack, Defence, Strength) • Prayer • Ranged|
|Cooking • Construction • Crafting • Firemaking • Fletching • Herblore • Runecrafting • Smithing|
|Farming • Fishing • Hunter • Mining • Woodcutting|
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