Clay (sometimes called hard clay to distinguish it from soft clay) is mined from clay rocks, requiring 1 Mining, and yielding 5 Mining experience. When mined it respawns in one game tick. Using a water container, such as a bucket of water, on it makes soft clay. Alternatively the Lunar spell humidify can do the same.
Soft clay is used to make pottery in Crafting, furniture in Construction, and Magic tablets. Mining a clay rock while wearing a bracelet of clay yields soft clay, similar to how it can also be mined directly from soft clay rocks in Trahaearn mine in Prifddinas.
Clue geodes are still obtainable when using a bracelet of clay.
Players can mine clay rocks at the following locations:
For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here
- Clay is the fastest respawning rock as it respawns in just one game tick.
- Since clay is rarely fought over, beginners will find it an easy way to get a small start on Mining. However, it is very inefficient for training and anyone who wishes to train Mining should move on to copper, tin, or iron.
- The closest mining spot to bank for clay in F2P is at West Varrock Mine, unless you complete the below Ice Mountain Quest then its inside the Camdozaal mines, where there's a bank chest.
- Training Mining with clay from level 1 to 99 would require a total of 2,606,887 pieces of clay be mined, which would turn a profit of 377,998,615 if sold at the current price of 145 coins each. It takes about 1 minute to mine 28 clay using a Rune pickaxe and about 1 minute to bank and return, so this means about 840 clay per hour for a total of 3,104 hours of work.