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Coal is a common item obtained by mining a coal rock at level 30 mining, granting 50 mining experience. Two or more coal ores are required for making most bars in the smithing skill.

For a list of coal rock locations, see coal rock locations.


In order to smelt certain types of ore into bars, multiple coal ores need to be smelted with the single non-coal ore. Using the ore that requires coal on a furnace will result in a bar being produced, assuming that the player has a sufficient amount of coal in their inventory.

Image Bar # of coal required Additional ore Level Experience
Steel bar.png Steel 2 Iron ore 30 17.5
Mithril bar.png Mithril 4 Mithril ore 50 30
Adamantite bar.png Adamantite 6 Adamantite ore 70 37.5
Runite bar.png Runite 8 Runite ore 85 50

Dropped by

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Bandit 29 1 3Uncommon
Chaos Dwarf 59 1 3Uncommon
Dwarf 18 1 4Rare
Mountain Dwarf 28 1 4Rare
Moss Giant 62 1 3Uncommon
Thug 18 1 3Uncommon


Store Location Stock
Drogo's Mining Emporium Dwarven Mine 0


  • Coal is not an ore; ore requires extraction to obtain the element, whereas coal is found in its usable form.
  • As a joke around Christmas time, some players give coal to other players saying it's because they have been very naughty this year, e.g. killing innocent guards, picking people's pockets, etc.
  • It's possible for two players to receive coal if they are mining it at the same time.
  • The examine text states "hmm a non-renewable energy source", a reference to coal in real life as it cannot be replenished once extracted.