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 Possible Loot Base Time base xp per hour
1 Clay Pit 1-5 1-5 Copper Ore, Tin Ore, Clay, Stone, Sand 5.00 Seconds 1872
10 City Outskirts 1-15 1-20 Copper Ore, Tin Ore, Iron Ore, Clay, Stone, Sand 8.00 Seconds 2048
20 Village 1-15 1-20 Iron Ore, Stone, Coal 8.00 Seconds 4613
30 Desert 1-50 1-100 Iron Ore, Gold Ore, Mithril Ore, Clay, Sand, Silver, Coal, Rune Slate, Salt 12.00 Seconds 5867
40 Underground 1-50 1-100 Iron Ore, Gold Ore, Mithril Ore, Stone, Silver, Coal, Rune Slate, Salt 12.00 Seconds 7140
50 Hidden Mine 1-100 1-200 Gold Ore, Mithril Ore, Adamantite Ore, Runite Ore, Stone, Silver, Rune Slate 15.00 Seconds 10764
60 Volcano 1-100 1-200 Gold Ore, Mithril Ore, Adamantite Ore, Runite Ore, Silver, Rune Slate 15.00 Seconds 12840
70 Deep Pit [Dangerous] 10-150 15-500 Gold Ore, Runite Ore, Stygian Ore, Rune Slate 20.00 Seconds 12068

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

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

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

Other

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

Equipment

Equipment that can used to support mining outside of enchantments.

Special Name 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 Gloves, Boots 49 600 60 Air, Water, Nature, Cosmic Increase your chance to gain chests while gathering by 20%.
Scroll of Prolonging Gloves, Boots 58 700 60 Nature, Mind Gain 10% more buff stacks from consumables.
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 Ring, Necklace 64 800 70 Earth, Fire, Water,
Mind, Cosmic
Gain a 10% chance to find an extra resource.
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 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 Ring, Necklace 94 1100 100 Air, Chaos, Mind,
Cosmic
Increases non-combat action speed by 4%.
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 Pickaxe 25 300 40 Air, Fire, Cosmic Increase your chance to find gems by a mysterious amount.
Scroll of Superheating Pickaxe 76 900 80 Earth, Fire, Cosmic Gain a 1% chance to instantly smelt an ore into a bar while mining.

Skills (exp)
Gathering Mining MiningForaging ForagingFishing Fishing
Production Cooking FarmingSmithing SmithingCrafting CraftingCooking Cooking
Magic Enchanting EnchantingRunecrafting Runecrafting
Combat Attack AttackStrength StrengthDefense DefenseConstitution Constitution