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Coal is one of the most important mined materials in RuneScape, as it is required to smelt all smithable metals above iron (other than gold or silver), in increasing amounts. It is a necessary ingredient to make elemental, steel, mithril, adamant, and rune bars.

Coal can be mined by players with a Mining level of 30 or higher, granting 50 Mining experience per ore mined. After being mined, a coal rock takes 30 seconds to respawn.

27 pieces of coal can be stored into one inventory space by using a coal bag, obtained from Prospector Percy's Nugget Shop for 100 golden nuggets at Motherlode Mine.

Bars[edit | edit source]

Along with a sufficient Smithing level, the primary ingredient to make bars is the metallic ore itself and the secondary ingredient is a number of coal. Half the amount of coal is required if using the Blast Furnace.

Obtaining coal[edit | edit source]

As with most natural resources, mining coal is the most efficient way to acquire it.

Below is a list of popular locations; for a complete list, see coal rock page.

Free areas[edit | edit source]

Member areas[edit | edit source]

Members can also get coal by having the subjects of Miscellania gather it upon completion of Throne of Miscellania. In order to gain coal, players must put a number of coins in the coffers and set the subjects so that they will be mining. They will automatically mine coal and a few gems.

Additionally, coal can be purchased from Ordan's Ore Seller shop, which is located downstairs in the Blast Furnace factory in the eastern side of Keldagrim. It can also be bought at the Ore Store ran by Hring Hring in Jatizso. It sells the ores at a lower price than at blast furnace, but it has a much lower quantity in stock. The stock quantity does restore quickly, however.

Coal can also be obtained as loot from the brimstone chest, which is opened with the brimstone key.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Abyssal Sire350 Multicombat.png380–420 (noted)6/139
Alexis24 Multicombat.png2Unknown
Ammonite Crab25 Multicombat.png22/128
Arrg113; 210 Multicombat.png3Common
Bandit22; 130 Multicombat.png5Uncommon
Bandit (Bandit Camp)57; 74 Multicombat.png1Common
Barbarian Assault/RewardsN/A Casket.png1501/32
Barbarian Assault/RewardsN/A Casket.png4001/32
Barbarian Assault/RewardsN/A Casket.png7501/32
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A Casket.png1–4 (noted)Rare
Black Guard25; 48 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Borrokar48 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Brimstone chestN/A Casket.png300–500 (noted)1/12
Catablepon49; 64; 68 Multicombat.png3–7 (noted)Uncommon
Cerberus318 Multicombat.png120 (noted)6/128
Chambers of XericN/A Casket.png1–6,553 (noted)Uncommon
Chaos dwarf48 Multicombat.png1Common
Chest (Rogues' Castle)84 Thieving icon.png13Uncommon
Crystal chestN/A Casket.png100 (noted)9/116
Dagannoth Rex303 Multicombat.png100 (noted)2/128
Desert Lizard24 Multicombat.png1Common
Dwarf10 Multicombat.png1Uncommon(2/128)
Earth impling36 Hunter icon.png(noted)Rare
Earth impling36 Hunter icon.png(noted)Uncommon
Earth impling jarN/A Casket.png(noted)Uncommon
Freidir48 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
General Graardor624 Multicombat.png115–120 (noted)8/127
Giant frog13; 99 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Giant rockslug86 Multicombat.png1Common
Gnome RestaurantN/A Casket.png12–22Rare
Grotesque Guardians Multicombat.png180–250 (noted)6/137
H.A.M. Guard12; 18; 22 Multicombat.png12/110
H.A.M. Member15; 20 Thieving icon.png1Uncommon
Ice troll120; 121; 123; 124 Multicombat.png3Rare
Ice troll female82 Multicombat.png(noted)Uncommon
Ice troll grunt102 Multicombat.png(noted)Uncommon
Ice troll male82 Multicombat.png(noted)Uncommon
Ice troll runt74 Multicombat.png(noted)Uncommon
Kraka91 Multicombat.png(noted)Uncommon
Lanzig48 Multicombat.png1Common
Larran's big chestN/A Casket.png450–650 (noted)Common
Larran's small chestN/A Casket.pngUnknownCommon
Lizard42 Multicombat.png1–2 (noted)Uncommon
Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png20–25 (noted)Common
Locust rider68; 98; 106 Multicombat.png32 (noted)Uncommon
Moss giant42; 48; 84 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Mountain troll69; 71 Multicombat.png(noted)3/128
Nuclear smoke devil280 Multicombat.png15 (noted)3/128
Pee Hat91 Multicombat.png(noted)Uncommon
Professor ManglethorpN/A Casket.png12–22Rare
Revenant cyclops82 Multicombat.png50–100 (noted)1/37.81
Revenant dark beast120 Multicombat.png50–100 (noted)1/22.08
Revenant demon98 Multicombat.png50–100 (noted)1/31.24
Revenant dragon135 Multicombat.png50–100 (noted)1/17.76
Revenant goblin15 Multicombat.png50–100 (noted)1/308.33
Revenant hellhound90 Multicombat.png50–100 (noted)1/34.21
Revenant hobgoblin60 Multicombat.png50–100 (noted)1/64.5
Revenant imp7 Multicombat.png50–100 (noted)1/539.81
Revenant knight126 Multicombat.png50–100 (noted)1/19
Revenant ork105 Multicombat.png50–100 (noted)1/25.91
Revenant pyrefiend52 Multicombat.png50–100 (noted)1/72.99
Rock (Troll)111 Multicombat.png(noted)Uncommon
Rock Crab13 Multicombat.png22/128
Rock golem (monster)14–159 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Rockslug29 Multicombat.png1Common
Sand Crab15 Multicombat.png22/128
Scarab mage66; 93 Multicombat.png32 (noted)Uncommon
Small Lizard12 Multicombat.png(noted)Uncommon
Smoke devil160 Multicombat.png15 (noted)3/128
Stick104 Multicombat.png(noted)Uncommon
Sulphur Lizard50 Multicombat.png5–10 (noted)13/128
Supply crateN/A Casket.png10–14 (noted)Varies
Swamp Crab55 Multicombat.png1–2Uncommon
Theatre of BloodN/A Casket.png374–595Uncommon
Thermonuclear smoke devil301 Multicombat.png150 (noted)2/128
Thrower Troll67; 68 Multicombat.png(noted)Rare
Thug10 Multicombat.png12/128
Troll general113 Multicombat.png(noted)Uncommon
Troll spectator (Noted)71 Multicombat.png3Common
TzHaar-Hur-Rin's Ore and Gem Store75; 82 Thieving icon.png1Unknown
Uncleaned findN/A Casket.png1Random
Vyrewatch87–125 Multicombat.png6Uncommon
Werewolf88; 93 Multicombat.png2Uncommon
Young impling22 Hunter icon.png1Uncommon
Young impling jarN/A Casket.png1Uncommon
Zalcano336 Multicombat.png100–783 (noted)Varies
Zulrah725 Multicombat.png200 (noted)8/248

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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in stock
sold at
bought at
Hendor's Awesome OresMining Guild0Coins 25.png 45Coins 25.png 31F2P icon.png
Drogo's Mining Emporium.Dwarven Mines0Coins 25.png 45Coins 25.png 31F2P icon.png
Ore storeJatizso10Coins 25.png 49Coins 25.png 31P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem Store (Karamja gloves)Mor Ul Rek0Tokkul 25.png 58Tokkul 5.png 15P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur-Rin's Ore and Gem Store (Karamja gloves)Mor Ul Rek20Tokkul 25.png 58Tokkul 5.png 15P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem StoreMor Ul Rek0Tokkul 25.png 67Tokkul 5.png 6P2P icon.png
Ore seller.Blast Furnace in Keldagrim100Coins 25.png 67Coins 5.png 18P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur-Rin's Ore and Gem StoreMor Ul Rek20Tokkul 25.png 67Tokkul 5.png 6P2P icon.png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the game, mining coal gives a higher chance of receiving gems than other mining spots. In real life, it is the same as coal beds can usually supply the needed pressure and carbon for gems to form.
  • Coal is not an ore; ore requires extraction to obtain the element, whereas coal is found in its usable form.
  • It's possible for two players to receive coal if they are mining it at the same time.

See also[edit | edit source]