Dondakan's mine

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Dondakan's mine
Dondakan's mine.png
Released21 March 2005 (Update)
Also calledArzinian mine
LocationSouth-west of Keldagrim
Advanced data

Dondakan's mine is just south-west of the dwarven capital city of Keldagrim. To access the mines, players must have completed the Between a Rock... quest and have a gold helmet equipped. They must then speak to Dondakan, a dwarf which stands near the entrance. He will then shoot them into the mine using a dwarf multicannon. To leave the mine, simply unequip the helmet, switch worlds, or log out.

This mine contains the highest number of gold rocks in RuneScape, numbering in at a total of 147 rocks and gold veins, making it the second largest mine in the entire game (behind the Motherlode Mine). Very few mines contain more than a few gold rocks, and due to the slow respawn rate of gold it can be difficult to obtain in bulk. The Arzinian Mine is unique not only due to it being a large source of gold, but it also gives players a convenient method of banking the ores.

Rocks[edit | edit source]

There are a total of 70 gold rocks and 77 gold veins in the mine.

RockMining MiningQuantity
Gold ore.pngGold4065147

Banking[edit | edit source]

A nearby dwarf, the Dwarven Boatman (east of the mine entrance) banks the player's gold ore for a charge. He charges 20% of the gold ores, rounded up. For example, if the player gives him 25 gold ores, he will charge 5 gold ores. If the player gives him 26, 27 or 28 gold ores, then he will charge 6 gold ores.

If the player is wearing a ring of charos (a) he will charge 10% of the gold ores (rounded up). This is recommended, as the regular cost will reduce profit.

Charges with and without the ring of charos (a)
Ores given Without ring With ring
2-5 1 1
6-10 2 1
11-15 3 2
16-20 4 2
21-25 5 3
26-28 6 3

Tips[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to the 15 March 2023 update that removed the "Prospect" option from ore rocks, if you prospected any of the mineral veins in the mines, it would say "This vein contains gold. That was kind of obvious, really...".
  • If you take off your helmet while mining, there is a glitch that you will keep mining thin air when you are teleported outside.
  • Even though this mine contains 147 gold rocks, the official Knowledge Base on the RuneScape website stated there were only 84 gold rocks, despite there being 70. This is because the other 77 rocks are gold veins.
  • In certain parts of the mine, you can see parts of the bridge room as well as Sir Spishyus from the Recruitment Drive quest.

See also[edit | edit source]