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Mining is a skill in RuneScape Classic that allows players to mine rocks and obtain various ores and minerals. Ores can then be smelted into bars and then smithed into armour and weapons.

For training this skill, see the Mining Training article.

A player attempting to mine.


Before attempting to mine a rock, a player must have a pickaxe. The higher the level the pickaxe, the more swings the player will automatically take at the rock you are trying to mine with one click.

Pickaxes can be bought from the Nurmof in the Dwarven Mine.

Image Pickaxe Level # of Swings Price
Bronze Pickaxe Bronze pickaxe 1 1 1 coin
Iron Pickaxe Iron pickaxe 1 2 140 coins
Steel Pickaxe Steel pickaxe 6 4 500 coins
Mithril Pickaxe Mithril pickaxe 21 6 1300 coins
Adamantite Pickaxe Adamant pickaxe 31 9 3200 coins
Rune Pickaxe Rune pickaxe 41 12 32000 coins


Unlike modern RuneScape, attempting to mine a rock containing ore you do not have the mining level for does not warn you that you cannot mine it. You will instead receive the message "You only succeed in scratching the rock".


Image Ore Level Experience Respawn Rate
Clay Clay 1 5 ~ 1 Second
Copper ore Copper ore 1 17.5 2 - 4 Seconds
Tin ore Tin ore 1 17.5 2 - 4 Seconds
Blurite ore Blurite ore 10 17 2 - 3 Seconds
Iron ore Iron ore 15 35 4 - 7 Seconds
Silver Silver ore 20 40 50 - 70 Seconds
Coal Coal 30 50 25 Seconds
File:Goldore.PNG Gold ore 40 65 50 - 70 Seconds
Uncut sapphire Gem rock 40 50 120 Seconds
Mithril ore Mithril ore 55 80 110 Seconds
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 70 95 180 - 220 Seconds

Runite ore

Runite ore 85 125 12 - 15 Minutes

Iron ore, silver ore, coal, gold ore and mithril ore can be exchanged for certificates at Draynor Village market to trade bulk amounts of ore easier and faster.


While mining rocks for ores, players may randomly mine an uncut gem which include sapphires, emeralds, rubies and diamonds. Mining a gem through these rocks gives 1 mining experience. Mining gem rocks found in Shilo Village is a more efficient way to obtain uncut gems but can only be accessed after completing the Shilo Village quest. Mining a gem rock requires level 40 mining and gives 50 mining experience.

Uncut gems can be used in the crafting skill to create various pieces of jewelry.


For a complete list of mines, see the Mines article.

South east of Varrock

North of Al Kharid

South west of Varrock


Mining spot south-west of Varrock (Silver rocks are empty)

South of Falador

North-east of Yanille


  • Joe Bill64 was the first player to gain 99 mining.

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