Gold ore

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Gold ore can be mined at level 40 Mining providing 65 Mining experience. After a gold rock is mined, it will take 60 seconds until it reappears.

Gold ore is the raw material used to smelt a gold bar. Smelting gold ore into a bar gives 22.5 Smithing experience, or 56.2 with the goldsmith gauntlets equipped. Since smelting gold bars is an easy way to gain Smithing experience, gold ore is often sold at higher prices than the bars.

The gold bar can then be crafted to make various pieces of jewellery, or smithed to make a gold helmet (for the Between a Rock... quest) or a golden bowl (for Legends' Quest). Making gold helmets or golden bowls is not advised for those seeking to make a profit, however.

Gold ore can be bought from Ordan's Ore Seller shop at the Blast Furnace in Keldagrim, with a stock of 100.

Gold ore can also be acquired by trading three nuggets, found at the Digsite when panning with a panning tray, to the archaeological expert at the Exam Centre for one gold ore.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Free-to-play[edit | edit source]

The Scorpion mine in Al Kharid would be the best bet as it is closest to a bank and a furnace, but players should be aware of scorpions if they have a combat level of 28 or lower. Also, the mine has intense competition over ores, so look to hop worlds. Otherwise, try the Dwarven Mine and banking in Falador east bank, or use the other mines listed below, but be aware that they are far from a bank.

Members[edit | edit source]

A good place to mine gold is in the Arzinian Mine, after the Between a Rock... quest. Arzinian Mine is hidden in the mines south of Keldagrim. There are 168 gold rocks in this mine, and players can use the Dwarven Boatman to take their gold ore to the bank for a charge of 20% of the total gold ores, rounded up (or 10% rounded up if the ring of charos (a) is worn). For example, if the player has 26-28 gold ore in their inventory, the boatman will keep 6 gold ore for himself or 3 if the ring is worn and send the remainder to the bank.

For players with the Falador shield 3 or 4, a bank chest becomes accessible at the Crafting Guild. That makes the Crafting Guild mining site another good spot to mine gold.

If the Arzinian Mine or the Crafting Guild isn't an option, then the following are also available:

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Angry barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Arvel85 Thieving icon.png1Unknown
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A Casket.png(noted)Rare
Bloodveld76; 81 Multicombat.png12/128
Brimstone chestN/A Casket.png100–200 (noted)1/15
Chambers of XericN/A Casket.png1–2,892 (noted)Uncommon
Deranged archaeologist276 Multicombat.png10 (noted)Uncommon
Earth impling36 Hunter icon.png1Rare
Earth impling jarN/A Casket.png1Rare
Eclectic impling50 Hunter icon.png11/10
Eclectic impling jarN/A Casket.png11/10
Elf (Thieving)85 Thieving icon.png1Uncommon
Elven Crystal ChestN/A Casket.png380–497Uncommon
Enraged barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Flaming pyrelord97 Multicombat.png1Common
Gargoyle111 Multicombat.png10–20 (noted)10/128
Giant skeleton (Lair of Tarn Razorlor)100 Multicombat.png1Common
Gnome (monster)75 Thieving icon.png1Common
Gnome RestaurantN/A Casket.png6–11Rare
Gnome child75 Thieving icon.png1Common
Gnome woman75 Thieving icon.png1Common
Goreu85 Thieving icon.png1Unknown
Grotesque Guardians Multicombat.png40–50 (noted)7/137
Harpie Bug Swarm46 Multicombat.png1Common
Hero80 Thieving icon.png1Uncommon
Insatiable Bloodveld202 Multicombat.png12/128
Insatiable mutated Bloodveld278 Multicombat.png17/128
Kalphite Queen333 Multicombat.png250 (noted)4/128
King Black Dragon276 Multicombat.png100 (noted)2/128
Larran's big chestN/A Casket.png150–250 (noted)Common
Larran's small chestN/A Casket.pngUnknownCommon
Lesser demon82; 87; 94 Multicombat.png1; 5 (noted)Uncommon
Marble gargoyle349 Multicombat.png10–20 (noted)Common
Mummy84; 103 Multicombat.png1Common
Mutated Bloodveld123 Multicombat.png17/128
Professor ManglethorpN/A Casket.png6–11Rare
Pyrefiend43; 48 Multicombat.png18/128
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair)40–87 Multicombat.png1Common
Skeleton (mage)94 Multicombat.png1Unknown
Skeleton brute132 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Skeleton heavy132 Multicombat.png1Rare
Skeleton hero149 Multicombat.png1Common
Skeleton thug132 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Skeleton warlord132 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Supply crateN/A Casket.png8–11 (noted)Varies
Theatre of BloodN/A Casket.png250–348Uncommon
Thermonuclear smoke devil301 Multicombat.png200 (noted)2/128
Tribesman32 Multicombat.png1Rare
TzHaar-Hur-Rin's Ore and Gem Store75; 82 Thieving icon.png1Unknown
Venenatis464 Multicombat.png300 (noted)6/128
Vet'ion454 Multicombat.png300 (noted)Uncommon
Zalcano336 Multicombat.png10–674 (noted)Varies

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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Ore storeJatizso5Coins 100.png 165Coins 100.png 105P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem Store (Karamja gloves)Mor Ul Rek0Tokkul 25.png 195Tokkul 25.png 52P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur-Rin's Ore and Gem Store (Karamja gloves)Mor Ul Rek12Tokkul 25.png 195Tokkul 25.png 52P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem StoreMor Ul Rek0Tokkul 25.png 225Tokkul 5.png 22P2P icon.png
Ore seller.Blast Furnace in Keldagrim100Coins 100.png 225Coins 25.png 60P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur-Rin's Ore and Gem StoreMor Ul Rek12Tokkul 25.png 225Tokkul 5.png 22P2P icon.png