Mining

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Mining UI

Mining is a gathering skill that allows players to obtain ore used in Smithing. Mining is also a source of Gems and Salt. Each mining location provides different possible loot, but gems and Geodes can be found in every location.

Uses

Mining Locations

There is currently a total of 8 Mining Locations available in the game:

Level Name EXP GP Base Time Base XP per Hour Possible Loot
1 Clay Pit 1-5 1-5 5.00 Seconds 1872 Copper Ore Tin Ore Clay Stone Sand
10 City Outskirts 1-15 1-20 8.00 Seconds 2048 Copper Ore Tin Ore Iron Ore Clay Stone Sand
20 Village 1-15 1-20 8.00 Seconds 4613 Iron Ore Stone Coal
30 Desert 1-50 1-100 12.00 Seconds 5867 Iron Ore Gold Ore Mithril Ore Clay Sand Silver Coal Rune Slate Salt
40 Underground 1-50 1-100 12.00 Seconds 7140 Iron Ore Gold Ore Mithril Ore Stone Silver Coal Rune Slate Salt
50 Hidden Mine 1-100 1-200 15.00 Seconds 10764 Gold Ore Mithril Ore Adamantite Ore Runite Ore Stone Silver Rune Slate
60 Volcano 1-100 1-200 15.00 Seconds 12840 Gold Ore Mithril Ore Adamantite Ore Runite Ore Silver Rune Slate
70 Deep Pit [Dangerous] 10-150 15-500 20.00 Seconds 12068* Gold Ore Runite Ore Stygian Ore Rune Slate
Greater Demon Greater Demon (Deep Pit) - - - - Gold Ore Rune Slate Air RuneEarth RuneFire RuneWater RuneBlood Rune
Death RuneChaos RuneNature RuneMind RuneCosmic Rune
Ashes Burnt Fish Scroll Ichor Book
Emerald Sapphire Diamond Black Opal Adamantite Boots Runite Boots Molten Ashes Infernal Flame Mysterious Seed Demonic Trial

*Time spent in combat is not included.

The Deep Pit is a dangerous location. While mining there, a Greater Demon will occasionally spawn and attack the player. This fight cannot be escaped from, and losing to the Greater Demon will lock the player out of the location for 15 minutes. It is recommended that the player have 50+ in all combat stats and a minimum of at least Adamantite (Although Runite is highly recommended) before mining in Deep Pit.

Mining Speed

A player's mining speed for each location is determined based on the following formula:

Gathering Table

Ores

Copper Ore Item EXP GP Location(s) Found Highest Yield/Hour
Copper Ore Copper Ore 5 5 Clay Pit
Tin Ore Tin Ore 5 5 Clay Pit
Iron Ore Iron Ore 15 20 Village
Gold Ore Gold Ore 25 100 Underground
Mithril Ore Mithril Ore 50 75 Underground
Adamantite Ore Adamantite Ore 75 100 Hidden Mine
Runite Ore Runite Ore 100 200 Deep Pit
Stygian Ore Stygian Ore 150 500 Deep Pit

Drop Frequency

Copper Tin Iron Gold Mithril Addy Runite Clay Stone Sand Silver Coal Slate Stygian Salt Total
Clay Pit 20 20 40 10 10 100
City Outskirt 30 30 5 10 10 10 5 100
Village 50 25 25 100
Desert 9 5 20 3 20 20 10 9 10 106
Underground 5 25 20 5 15 5 15 10 100
Hidden Mine 10 10 35 5 10 20 10 100
Volcano 10 20 20 20 20 10 100
Deep Pit 25 50 25 10 110

Note that these numbers represent a frequency, that's why they sometimes add up to more than 100 in total.
To get percentage values, use the following formula: . i.e. Clay in Desert: (3 / 106) * 100 = 2.83%

Average Drop Per Hour

These numbers represent the number of each item you get per hour at base time

Copper Tin Iron Gold Mithril Addy Runite Clay Stone Sand Silver Coal Slate Stygian Salt
Clay Pit 144 144 288 72 72
City Outskirt 135 135 22.5 45 45 45 22.5
Village 225 112.5 112.5
Desert 25.47 14.15 56.6 8.49 56.6 56.6 28.3 25.47 28.3
Underground 15 75 60 15 45 15 45 30
Hidden Mine 24 24 84 12 24 48 24
Volcano 24 48 48 48 48 24
Deep Pit 40.91 81.82 40.91 16.36


Gems

Gems are rare rewards received while mining, chance of receiving a gem can be boosted with the Scroll of the Prospector. Gems are used in Crafting and as a material while Augmenting.

Several Monsters drop gems, including Lesser Demons and Deadly Red Spiders . Gems can also be found by opening Chests, using the Scroll of Refining enchantment while smithing or by using the Scroll of Root Digging while Foraging.

When mining, the chance to obtain a gem is based on the base timer of the area. When hunting gems, it therefore doesn't matter which area is used.

Sapphire Item GP Distribution
Sapphire Sapphire 1,000 40%
Emerald Emerald 2,000 30%
Ruby Ruby 5,000 20%
Diamond Diamond 10,000 7%
Black Opal Black Opal 50,000 3%

Other

Stone Item Exp GP Zones Found
Clay Clay 1 1 Clay Pit
City Outskirt
Desert
Stone Stone 1 1 Clay Pit
City Outskirt
Village
Underground
Sand Sand 1 1 Clay Pit
City Outskirt
Desert
Silver Silver 25 100 Desert
Underground
Hidden Mine
Volcano
Coal Coal 10 20 City Outskirt
Village
Desert
Underground
Rune Slate Rune Slate 10 15 Desert
Underground
Hidden Mine
Volcano
Deep Pit
Salt Salt 10 10 Desert
Underground

Equipment

Equipment that can used to support mining outside of enchantments.

Stygian Pickaxe Item Requirement Source Effect Augmenting Bonus Enchantment Slots
Bronze Pickaxe Bronze Pickaxe - Crafting 10 Mining Level +0.5 Mining Level 1
Iron Pickaxe Iron Pickaxe 10 Mining Crafting 20 Mining Level +1 Mining Level 2
Mithril Pickaxe Mithril Pickaxe 30 Mining Crafting 30 Mining Level +1.5 Mining Level 3
Adamantite Pickaxe Adamantite Pickaxe 40 Mining Crafting 40 Mining Level +2 Mining Level 4
Runite Pickaxe Runite Pickaxe 50 Mining Crafting 50 Mining Level +2.5 Mining Level 5
Stygian Pickaxe Stygian Pickaxe 60 Mining Crafting 60 Mining Level +3 Mining Level 6

Enchantments

List of useful Enchantments.

Scrollcrafting Scroll Slot Level Silver Amount Rune Amount Runes Effect per scroll
Scroll of Naturalist Scroll of Naturalist Gloves, Boots 49 600 60 Air, Water, Nature, Cosmic Increase your chance to gain chests while gathering by 20%.
Scroll of Prolonging Scroll of Prolonging Gloves, Boots 58 700 60 Nature, Mind Gain 10% more buff stacks from consumables.
Scroll of Enlightenment Scroll of Enlightenment Gloves, Boots 73 900 70 Air, Water, Chaos, Mind Gain 1 more essence per action where essence is acquired.
Scroll of Gathering Scroll of Gathering Ring, Necklace 64 800 70 Earth, Fire, Water,
Mind, Cosmic
Gain a 10% chance to find an extra resource.
Scroll of Wealth Scroll of Wealth Ring, Necklace 37 500 50 Nature, Mind,
Cosmic
Automatically sell resources for 20% more gold than their normal value.
Scroll of the Scholar Scroll of the Scholar Ring, Necklace 88 1000 90 Chaos, Mind, Cosmic Gain 20% more experience, buy NO items. This does not
apply to combat, farming, or crafting.
Scroll of Haste Scroll of Haste Ring, Necklace 94 1100 100 Air, Chaos, Mind,
Cosmic
Increases non-combat action speed by 4%.
Scroll of Destructive Testing Scroll of Destructive Testing Pickaxe 16 200 30 Earth, Fire, Chaos,
Mind
Sand, Stone and Clay mined will be destroyed and provide 5 mining experience per piece.
Scroll of the Prospector Scroll of the Prospector Pickaxe 25 300 40 Air, Fire, Cosmic Increase your chance to find gems by a mysterious amount.
Scroll of Superheating Scroll of Superheating Pickaxe 76 900 80 Earth, Fire, Cosmic Gain a 1% chance to instantly smelt an ore into a bar while mining.