Clay rocks are Mining rocks that can be mined with level 1 Mining, producing 1 Clay and providing 5 Mining experience. If the player equips a Bracelet of clay, soft clay will be produced instead.
Clay is used with water to make soft clay, which in turn is used in Crafting and Construction and making magic tablets.
Clay is not recommended to train Mining, as copper and tin give more experience. However, clay is often used as a money making method for free-to-play players (giving 100 each rock, or 2,800 per inventory with each inventory taking roughly 1 minute to fill).
A gem table rolls before the main drop table. There's a chance to receive nothing here so that players can receive no items from a rock even if they are guaranteed to receive an ore in the main drop table. The table gets more likely to be rolled if the player has a glory amulet equipped: the probability grows from 1/256 to 1/86.
|Nothing||N/A||70/32,768; 70/11,008[d 1]||N/A||N/A|
|Uncut sapphire||1||32/32,768; 32/11,008[d 1]||262||15|
|Uncut emerald||1||16/32,768; 16/11,008[d 1]||506||30|
|Uncut ruby||1||8/32,768; 8/11,008[d 1]||1,146||60|
|Uncut diamond||1||2/32,768; 2/11,008[d 1]||3,038||120|
The probability for a player to receive some clay depends on the player's mining level.
The probability for a player to receive a clay drop is shown for varying levels in the figure below. The rock will deplete after receiving the clay. Mining gloves and its variants do not affect clay rock depletion.
The following table shows items which can additionally be received upon a successful resource roll. Also, the rock will deplete upon a successful resource roll.
- Clay is the fastest respawning rock at 1.2 seconds (2 game ticks).
- ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 11 February 2020. (Archived from the original on 27 November 2020.) Mod Ash: "It adds a gem roll before each ore roll, and if you receive a gem you don't get the ore roll."
- ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 6 July 2020. (Archived from the original on 27 November 2020.) Mod Ash: "Yes, [the mining gem table has] got [...] chance of giving no gem."
- ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 7 Feb 2017. (Archived from the original on 18 Jun 2019.) Mod Ash: "[the actual increase when wearing the Amulet of Glory while mining is] 1/86 rather than 1/256 for a gem."