|Released||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|Examine||This needs refining.|
|High alch||90 coins|
|Low alch||60 coins|
|Respawn time||500 ticks (300 seconds)|
|Exchange||202 coins (info)|
Gold ore can be mined at level 40 Mining providing 65 Mining experience. After gold rocks are mined, it will take 60 seconds until it reappears. Gold ore is used to smelt gold bars. Smelting a gold bar gives 22.5 Smithing experience, or 56.2 with the goldsmith gauntlets equipped. The bar can then be crafted into various types of jewellery through the Crafting skill at a furnace, rather than an anvil like other bars. An anvil is used however to make a gold helmet or golden bowl for the quests Between a Rock... and Legends' Quest. Many items require a mould to create.
A frequently occurring item, gold ore can additionally be obtained through a large number of different means, other than mining. It can be bought from shops, obtained from monster drops and pickpocketing, as a reward from a variety of chests and reward crates, through the Gnome Restaurant and Volcanic Mine minigames, and can also be obtained by handing in nuggets to Terry Balando at the Digsite.
The chance to successfully mine gold ore scales linearly with the player's mining level. Were it possible to mine gold ore at level 1, players would have a 3% chance per mining cycle to successfully mine the ore. At level 99, players have a 29% chance to successfully mine the ore per mining cycle.
Wearing either mining gloves or expert mining gloves while mining a gold rock grants a 33.33% chance for the rock to not deplete upon mining a gold ore, allowing the player to mine an additional ore before depleting.
Smelting gold ore currently gives some of the fastest Smithing experience available in the game whilst wearing goldsmith gauntlets (or a Smithing cape/Max cape) and smelting at the Blast Furnace. This method tends to average 250,000-350,000 experience per hour, but at maximum efficiency players can reach upwards of 420,000 experience per hour. For non-Ironmen, this method currently has a profit/XP of -1.83, along with additional costs of 72,000/hour to use the Blast Furnace, and 91,782/hour, assuming an average of 36 doses of Stamina potion used per hour. See Blast Furnace/Strategies.
For Ironmen, as of 30 November 2022, Ordan sells gold ore at a set price of 225, regardless of stock held, and also restocks significantly faster. When bought from Ordan and smelted with goldsmith gauntlets equipped, gold ore has a cost of 4.00 per Smithing XP, along with an additional cost of 72,000/hour if using the Blast Furnace.
Mining Info[edit | edit source]
|Mining XP||65 xp|
|Respawn time||1 minute|
Money making[edit | edit source]
The following money making guide is available for Gold ore:
|Mining gold ore||101,000||40+ , 40+ (optional)|
Products[edit | edit source]
|Gold bar |
|Gold bar |
|Gold bar |
Item sources[edit | edit source]
Spawns[edit | edit source]
|North Brimhaven mine||1||Maplink|
|Varrock - west bank basement||1||Maplink|
|Ruins (east), level 27 Wilderness||1||Maplink|
|Rogues' Castle (3rd floor[UK]4th floor[US]), level 53 Wilderness||1||Maplink|
|Rogues' Castle (ground floor[UK]1st floor[US]), level 53 Wilderness||3||Maplink|
Shop locations[edit | edit source]
|Ore seller.||Blast Furnace in Keldagrim||100||2m||225||60||0.0%|
|TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem Store||Mor Ul Rek||0||1m||225||22||2.0%|
|TzHaar-Hur-Rin's Ore and Gem Store (Karamja gloves, Ironman)||Mor Ul Rek||12||1m||195||52||2.0%|
|Petrified Pete's Ore Shop||Volcanic Mine||∞||N/A||150||N/A||0.0%|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|10 September 2020
The Grand Exchange buy limit was changed from 13,000 to 30,000.
|16 April 2015
The experience boost from goldsmith gauntlets is now correctly applied when using gold ore on a furnace.
Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]
|29 March 2004 –|
References[edit | edit source]
|Mining rocks and sources|