Granite

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This article is about the item. For the rock this item is extracted from, see Granite rock. However, for the armour and weaponry, see Granite equipment.
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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 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 camulet provides a nearby teleport with the completion of hard Desert Diary. Alternatives include Pharaoh's sceptre's teleport to Jaldraocht and 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.

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 granite gives some of the fastest Mining experience obtainable. It 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.

Alternatively, when using tick manipulation to mine only granite, the rates can reach over 90,000 per hour at level 70 and up to 125,000 at 99. This is the fastest Mining experience obtainable as soon as level 45, but it is considerably more difficult than other methods due to the click intensity and accuracy involved. In general, powermining granite becomes the most efficient at around level 70 for most players.

A piece of granite (any size) is required in the quest King's Ransom, and two 5 kg pieces of granite are required in the quest Enakhra's Lament. Five pieces of Granite (5kg) can be used to upgrade an Outdoor Menagerie to a Volcanic habitat. It is otherwise useless.