Iron rock

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Iron rock.png
Released4 January 2001 (Update)
OptionsMine, Prospect
ExamineA rocky outcrop.
Advanced data
Object ID11365

An iron rock is a protruding rock containing iron ore. A player with a Mining level of 15 or higher can mine iron ore from rocks found in various mines, granting 35 Mining experience for each ore mined. After being mined, an iron rock takes 5.4 seconds to respawn. When inside the Members' area of the Mining Guild, an iron rock takes 2.4 seconds to respawn.

Iron is the most popular ore that free-to-play players power-mine for experience. At the Mining Guild, Al Kharid Mine, Piscatoris Mine, Legends' Guild mine, Verdant Valley, Lovakengj Mine, Mount Karuulm Mine, Trahaearn Mine, Wilderness Resource Area, and Isle of Souls mine, there are three rocks in a triangle formation, which allows for convenient mining.

Mining Info[edit | edit source]

Iron rock
Level requiredMining 15
Mining XP35 xp
Required toolPickaxe
Respawn time5.4 seconds

Pre roll drops[edit | edit source]

A gem table rolls before the main drop table.[1] There's a chance to receive nothing here so that players can receive no items from a rock even if they are guaranteed to receive an ore in the main drop table.[2] The table gets more likely to be rolled if the player has an amulet of glory equipped: the probability grows from 1/256 to 1/86.[3]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A70/32,768; 70/11,008[d 1]N/AN/A
Uncut sapphire.png: Iron rock drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 32/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire132/32,768; 32/11,008[d 1]26315
Uncut emerald.png: Iron rock drops Uncut emerald with rarity 16/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut emerald116/32,768; 16/11,008[d 1]49430
Uncut ruby.png: Iron rock drops Uncut ruby with rarity 8/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut ruby18/32,768; 8/11,008[d 1]1,14360
Uncut diamond.png: Iron rock drops Uncut diamond with rarity 2/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut diamond12/32,768; 2/11,008[d 1]2,945120
  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The drop rate is increased while wearing an amulet of glory

Main drops[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Iron ore.png: Iron rock drops Iron ore with rarity Always in quantity 1Iron ore1Always12710

The probability for a player to receive an iron ore drop is shown for varying levels in the figure below. The rock will deplete after receiving the iron ore. Mining gloves and its variants do not affect iron ore depletion.

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Conditional drops[edit | edit source]

The following table shows items that can be received in addition to the main resource.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue geode (beginner).png: Iron rock drops Clue geode (beginner) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (beginner)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (easy).png: Iron rock drops Clue geode (easy) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (easy)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (medium).png: Iron rock drops Clue geode (medium) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (medium)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (hard).png: Iron rock drops Clue geode (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (hard)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (elite).png: Iron rock drops Clue geode (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (elite)1RareNot soldN/A
Crystal shard.png: Iron rock drops Crystal shard with rarity 1/127 in quantity 1Crystal shard11/127[4][d 1]Not soldN/A
Unidentified minerals.png: Iron rock drops Unidentified minerals with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1Unidentified minerals11/100[5][d 2]Not sold30
Rock golem.png: Iron rock drops Rock golem with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rock golem1Very rareNot soldN/A
  1. ^ Only dropped by Prifddinas version.
  2. ^ Unidentified minerals can only be obtained while in the Mining Guild.

Banking[edit | edit source]

Iron ore rocks that are close to a bank include:

  1. Talk to Kazgar and have him take you to the mines.
  2. Mine until your inventory is full of ore.
  3. Go to Mistag and have him show you out of the mines.
  4. Go into the Lumbridge Castle basement through the hole and bank at the Culinaromancer's Chest if Recipe for Disaster is partially completed, or bank at the Lumbridge Castle bank on the top floor if not.
  5. Deposit all the ore and then go back to the mines and repeat.

Power-mining Locations[edit | edit source]

There are currently 11 locations in Runescape that have three iron rocks in a triangle formation.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Abandoned Mine15Members
Al Kharid mine9Free-to-play
Ardougne Sewers mine5Members
Bandit Camp mine16Free-to-play
Citharede Abbey mine3Free-to-play
Desert Mining Camp (surface)3Members
Dorgesh-Kaan mine9Members
Dwarven Mine9Free-to-play
Edgeville Dungeon mine3Free-to-play
Evil Chicken's Lair mine4Members
Fight Arena mine9Members
Fossil Island mine7Members
Grand Tree mine (east side)1Members
Grand Tree mine (west side)7Members
Hosidius mine9Members
Isle of Souls mine10Members
Jatizso mine7Members
Karamja Jungle mine1Members
Keldagrim entrance mine9Members
Keldagrim south-west mine4Members
Legends' Guild mine11Members
Lovakengj mine4Members
Mining Guild (F2P)4Free-to-play
Mining Guild (P2P)8Members
Mount Karuulm mine6Members
Pirates' Hideout mine1Members
Piscarilius mine5Members
Piscatoris mine3Members
Resource Area (Wilderness)6Members
Rimmington mine6Free-to-play
Ruins of Ullek mine5Members
Ruins of Unkah mine5Members
Shayzien mine3Members
Sisterhood Sanctuary mine6Members
South Mor Ul Rek mine3Members
South Wilderness mine2Free-to-play
South-east Ardougne mine13Members
South-east Varrock mine4Free-to-play
South-west Varrock mine3Free-to-play
The Node mine4Free-to-play
Trahaearn mine26Members
Verdant Valley3Members
West Falador mine3Members

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 11 February 2020. (Archived from the original on 27 November 2020.) Mod Ash: "It adds a gem roll before each ore roll, and if you receive a gem you don't get the ore roll."
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 6 July 2020. (Archived from the original on 27 November 2020.) Mod Ash: "Yes, [the mining gem table has] got [...] chance of giving no gem."
  3. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 7 Feb 2017. (Archived from the original on 18 Jun 2019.) Mod Ash: "[the actual increase when wearing the Amulet of Glory while mining is] 1/86 rather than 1/256 for a gem."
  4. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 April 2020. (Archived from the original on 15 April 2019.) Mod Ash: "I believe that's 1/127 from any type of ore. And it looks like the Varrock bonus would give you a second shard roll if you got a second ore."
  5. ^ Mod Ed. "Mining Guild Expansion." 22 June 2017. (Archived from the original on 15:02, 20 May 2021 (UTC).) Old School Announcements Forums.