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Mining is a skill that allows a player to extract resources from deposits of rock scattered throughout the world. These resources then can be used in skills such as crafting and smithing. To practice the mining skill, players must first be wielding a pickaxe or have one in their inventory and then attempt to mine ores from the previously mentioned deposits. At level 60 mining, players may enter the mining guild in Falador.

Types of Ores[edit | edit source]

There are several different types of ores and resources a player can mine. Below is a table showing them and the levels required to mine them.

Level Ore/Resource
1
Clay.png
Clay
1
Rune Essence.png
Rune essence1
1
Copper Ore.png
Copper
1
Tin Ore.png
Tin
10
Blurite Ore.png
Blurite
15
Iron Ore.png
Iron
20
Silver Ore.png
Silver
30
Coal.png
Coal
30
Pure Essence.png
Pure essence1
40
Gold Ore.png
Gold
40
Cut Topaz.png
Gem rock
55
Mithril Ore.png
Mithril
70
Adamantite Ore.png
Adamantite
85
Runite Ore.png
Runite

1Requires completion of Rune Mysteries Quest

Pickaxes[edit | edit source]

As a player's mining level increases, he or she will be able to use more effective pickaxes. Below is a table showing the different types of pickaxes and the levels required to use them.

Level Pickaxe
1
Bronze Pickaxe.png
Bronze pickaxe
1
Iron Pickaxe.png
Iron pickaxe
6
Steel Pickaxe.png
Steel pickaxe
21
Mithril Pickaxe.png
Mithril pickaxe
31
Adamant Pickaxe.png
Adamant pickaxe
41
Rune Pickaxe.png
Rune pickaxe

Gems[edit | edit source]

Whilst mining, a player may randomly find a gemstone. The four types of gem stones the player may find are sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and diamonds. Below is a table showing them:

Sapphire
Uncut Sapphire.png
Emerald
Uncut Emerald.png
Ruby
Uncut Ruby.png
Diamond
Uncut Diamond.png

Prospecting[edit | edit source]

If a player does not know the type of ore a particular group of rocks possesses, he or she may right click the rocks and then choose the prospect option. Upon doing so, your character will approach the rocks and examine them for a moment. The player will then receive a message in the chat box identifying the type of ore in the rocks, if any.

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