Mining is considered to be quite a slow and boring skill by some, although it can however can be quite profitable once you reach level 85 as you can begin to mine Runite Ore.
Ores are harvested materials, mined from rocks containing them, that respawn at a set rate based on the rock type and the amount of players logged into any given world. A pickaxe is required to mine ore of any type. Ore is used in certain quests, and is the staple of the Smithing skill. Ores are smelted to bars, granting smithing experience, and these bars are then either sold or made into player-made items.
|Ore/Rock||Level Required||Experience Gained|
|Rune Essence (after "Rune Mysteries" quest)||1||5 XP|
|Pure Essence (after "Rune Mysteries" quest)||30|
Pickaxes and levels required to use them are as listed below:
- Bronze: level 1 (Price in Nurmof's shop: 1gp)
- Iron: level 1 (Price in Nurmof's shop: 140gp)
- Steel: level 6 (Price in Nurmof's shop: 500gp)
- Mithril: level 21 (Price in Nurmof's shop: 1300gp)
- Adamant: level 31 (Price in Nurmof's shop: 3200gp)
- Rune: level 41 (Price in Nurmof's shop: 32000gp)