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Granite (500g)
Granite (500g).png
Released23 January 2006 (Update)
Quest itemYes
ExamineA tiny chunk of granite.
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
Weight0.5 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange23 coins (info)
Buy limit100
Daily volume420
Advanced data
Item ID6979
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Granite (2kg) detail.png
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Granite is a rock mined from granite rocks at the Western desert mining site south of the Bandit Camp in the Kharidian Desert. In this quarry, as elsewhere in the desert, desert heat will continually reduce the player's Hitpoints unless the player has waterskins in inventory or is wearing either a charged Circlet of water or the Desert amulet 4. The combination of Hitpoints cape and regen bracelet can also outheal the damage taken when wearing heat-protective gear, including a prospector kit. Varrock armour 2 or higher is recommended, as the chance to mine double ores works on granite.

A piece of granite (any size) is required in the quest King's Ransom, and two 5kg pieces of granite are required in the quest Enakhra's Lament. In a player-owned house, five pieces of Granite (5kg) can be used to upgrade an Outdoor Menagerie to a Volcanic habitat, or two pieces of Granite (5kg) can be used to build a Volcanic theme in a Superior Garden. It is otherwise useless.

A camulet provides a nearby teleport with the completion of hard Desert Diary. Alternatives include Pharaoh's sceptre's teleport to Jaldraocht, board a ferry at south Al-Kharid Bank to Ruins of Unkah or magic carpets.

A player must have Mining level of 45 or greater to mine granite, which yields the following experience shown below depending on the size the granite block mined.

In Trailblazer League, a 2 kg block could be purchased from Trader Stan's Trading Post in Port Khazard and Catherby. This was to allow players to complete King's Ransom without the need to unlock the Kharidian Desert.

Size XP Examine text
Granite (500g).png 500g 50 A tiny chunk of granite.
Granite (2kg).png 2 kg 60 A small chunk of granite.
Granite (5kg).png 5 kg 75 A medium-sized chunk of granite.

Mining Info[edit | edit source]

Granite rocks
Level requiredMining 45
Mining XP50 xp
RockGranite rocks
Required toolPickaxe
Respawn time5 seconds

Mining granite provides the fastest Mining experience obtainable. When using tick manipulation to mine only granite, the rates can reach over 116,000 experience per hour at level 70 and up to 132,000 experience per hour at level 99. This is the fastest Mining experience obtainable as soon as reaching level 45, but it is considerably more difficult than other methods due to the click intensity and accuracy involved. Without tick manipulation, the rates are around 48,000 experience per hour at level 70 and 60,000 experience per hour at level 99.

Granite can be mined alongside Sandstone, decreasing the amount you have to move to mine the rocks, for roughly 70,000 experience per hour at 80+ and up to 93,750 at 99.

Products[edit | edit source]

Volcanic habitat icon.pngVolcanic habitat
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  • Construction 77
  • Construction 46
Volcanic theme icon.pngVolcanic theme
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  • Construction 85
  • Construction 4464

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Granite rocks45 Mining icon.png1Common
Granite rocks45 Mining icon.png1Common
Granite rocks45 Mining icon.png1Common

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
30 January –
7 February 2006

The items were renamed from "Granite (tiny)", "Granite (small)", and "Granite (medium)" to "Granite (500g)", "Granite (2kg)", and "Granite (5kg)" respectively.