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Released28 February 2001 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineSome hard dry clay.
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
Weight1 kg
Respawn time100 ticks (60 seconds)
Grand Exchange
Exchange145 coins (info)
Buy limit13,000
Daily volume552,040
Advanced data
Item ID434
Clay detail.png

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.

Mining Info[edit | edit source]

Clay Rock
Level requiredMining 1
Mining XP5 xp
RockClay Rock
Required toolPickaxe
Respawn time1.2 seconds

Locations[edit | edit source]

Players can mine clay rocks at the following locations:

Abandoned Mine4Members
Bandit Camp Quarry4Members
Camdozaal Mines3Free-to-play
Crafting Guild mine6Free-to-play
Dwarven Mine5Free-to-play
Fight Arena mine4Members
Grand Tree mine (east side)10Members
Grand Tree mine (west side)5Members
Hosidius mine10Members
Isle of Souls mine3Members
Kebos Lowlands mine4Members
Piscatoris mine2Members
Rellekka mine4Members
Rimmington mine2Free-to-play
Ruins of Ullek mine2Members
Shayzien mine3Members
South-west Varrock mine3Free-to-play
Uzer mine10Members

Products[edit | edit source]

Raw mud pie.pngRaw mud pie
Member icon.png
  • Cooking 29
  • Cooking 0
Soft clay.pngSoft clay
Free-to-play icon.png
  • None
  • None
Soft clay.pngSoft clay
Free-to-play icon.png
  • None
  • None
Soft clay.pngSoft clay
Free-to-play icon.png
  • None
  • None

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Body Golem50 Multicombat.png3–46/52
Chaos Golem70 Multicombat.png3–46/52
Clay rock1 Mining icon.png1Always
Flawed Golem13 Multicombat.png18/52
Flawed Golem13 Multicombat.png25/52
Flawed Golem13 Multicombat.png33/52
Imp2; 7 Multicombat.png14/128
Mind Golem30 Multicombat.png2–36/52
Soil Level 2 digs Mining icon.png11/16
Soil Level 3 digs Mining icon.png11/20
Zygomite74; 86 Multicombat.png17/137
Zygomite74; 86 Multicombat.png17/140

Spawns[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map
Darkmeyer - lower tierMember icon.png1Maplink

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.