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This is the Mining Guide

Mining is a skill that allows players to obtain ores and gems from rocks. With ores, a player can then either smelt bars and make equipment using the Smithing skill or sell them for profit.

Pickaxe Level & Prices

Pickaxe Name Pickaxe Picture   Level Needed Obtained from
Bronze Pickaxe rUNK9mL.png 1 Skilling Tools Store
Iron Pickaxe E05UbPe.png 1 Skilling Tools Store
Steel Pickaxe cEw2Gaf.png 6 Skilling Tools Store
Mithril Pickaxe j02HSou.png 21 Skilling Tools Store
Adamant Pickaxe j1O1aC0.png 31 Skilling Tools Store
Rune Pickaxe zwQshTn.png 41 Skilling Tools Store
Inferno Pickaxe L11NAFE.png 61 Skilling Points Shop
Dragon Pickaxe u4W81n4.png 61 Skilling Points Shop
3rd Age Pickaxe qrrPJp0.png 61 Mining Store

Mining Store


To access the Mining Store, you can trade Miner Magnus in Neitiznot (North) just east past the rocks


He can also be found in the Donator Zone, in the mining area.

Skilling Shop

The Dragon Pickaxe and Infernal Pickaxe can be bought from the Skilling Point Store, this can be found at Edgeville (North of the Bank), or at the Donator Zone.


Experience Table

Type of Ore Ore Picture Level Needed Experience gained with regular mode Experience gained with classic mode
  Tin Ore 0DAa914.gif 1 1,044 290
  Copper Ore 0FR0uHD.gif 1 1,044 290
  Iron Ore 5nJT3w7.gif 15 2,030 638
  Coal reaWu9c.gif 30 2900 928
  Gold Ore cLIB4LI.gif 40 3,770 1218
  Mithril Ore 90ywKMT.gif 55 4,640 1508
  Adamant Ore x8YVxbH.gif 70 5,510 1798
  Runite Ore 66VzOok.gif 85 7,250 2378


You will get 25% more xp if you decide to train in the wilderness resource area (wilderness level 54).

Location of Rocks

Neitiznot (North)

Neitiznot (North) contains all the types of Rocks. There is also a furnace/ anvil so players can train their Smithing skill at the same time.


Resource Area

At the resource area you can find pretty much all types of ore, except copper,tin,and runite ore. This is located in the wilderness, so do be aware of pvpers or players looking to kill skillers.


Donator Zone

As the name of the place suggests, you need to be a Donator to enter this area. Head South from the where the teleport takes you, All the rocks will be in this area ready to be mined.


Mining Tasks

If you wish, you could also complete mining tasks to get the prospector kit. Each prospector item provides extra xp.

Obtaining a task


By speaking to Gadrin at the Donator Zone or Neitznot mining. A direct teleport can be found under the skilling teleport or using ::dz. Talk to Gardin and select Ask about skilling tasks to receive one.

Be sure to talk to him again once you have completed the task for some mining points.



Useful Items and Boosts

Hourly bonus skill

The hourly bonus skill gives you 50% more mining xp for 35-40 minutes. Quest tab > the "i" icon > scroll down to see what the current hourly bonus skill is. Refresh the bonus skill to be sure you have the right one.


Watch the order of the hourly bonus skills to see when mining is the hourly bonus skill.

Picture Item/Boost Effect How to Obtain
eULSmBb.png Prospecter Kit Provides 40% more mining experience. Completing tasks from Gadrin at the dwarf mining guild
DBhO67p.png Voting Gives you 25% more farming xp for 1 hour When you redeem your vote, you will get a boost xp for 1 hour. See here how to vote
lDcyjx2.png Mining cape Provides 40% more mining experience. Get it for free at Gadrin after you become level 99.

The Skill Cape

If you reach level 99 in Mining, you can talk to the Wise Old Man at home to obtain the Skill cape. He is located at home, in the building north-west of the bank.


Both the Mining cape and hood give +9 bonus to all defense stats.