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.
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.
|Image||Pickaxe||Level||# of Swings||Price|
|Bronze pickaxe||1||1||1 coin|
|Iron pickaxe||1||2||140 coins|
|Steel pickaxe||6||4||500 coins|
|Mithril pickaxe||21||6||1300 coins|
|Adamant pickaxe||31||9||3200 coins|
|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".
|Clay||1||5||~ 1 Second|
|Copper ore||1||17.5||2 - 4 Seconds|
|Tin ore||1||17.5||2 - 4 Seconds|
|Blurite ore||10||17||2 - 3 Seconds|
|Iron ore||15||35||4 - 7 Seconds|
|Silver ore||20||40||50 - 70 Seconds|
|File:Goldore.PNG||Gold ore||40||65||50 - 70 Seconds|
|Gem rock||40||50||120 Seconds|
|Mithril ore||55||80||110 Seconds|
|Adamantite ore||70||95||180 - 220 Seconds|
|Runite ore||85||125||12 - 15 Minutes|
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
- 2 Copper rocks
- 1 Tin rock
- 5 Iron rocks
- 2 Silver rocks
- 1 Coal rock
- 1 Gold rock
- 1 Mithril rock
- 1 Adamantite rock
- 2 Empty rocks
South west of Varrock
South of Falador
North-east of Yanille
- Joe Bill64 was the first player to gain 99 mining.