Mining.png 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

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


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


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


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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