Ironman Guide/Mining

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Mining is trained by ironmen as normal. In addition to the normal training methods, players will need to mine volcanic ash for making ultracompost and gem rocks for making expeditious bracelets at some point.

Pickaxes up to rune can be bought from Nurmof's Pickaxe Shop. A dragon pickaxe can only be obtained as a rare drop from Chaos Elemental, Callisto, Venenatis and Vet'ion, or as a very rare drop from King Black Dragon.

Early training: Quests[edit | edit source]

Early levels can be skipped by completing a few quests. Notably, Plague City has no requirements and grants enough experience for level 15. Completing the following will reach level 34.

Fastest experience[edit | edit source]

Levels 15-45: Iron ore[edit | edit source]

Mining iron rocks in Ardougne offers the fastest experience until tick-manipulated granite becomes available.[clarification needed] Players having trouble with tick manipulation can continue to mine iron in Ardougne or the mining guild. With a dragon pickaxe you can get over 82k xp/hr in the mining guild since you can react to the rock depleting in 2 ticks, making it a decent alternative to granite at the lower levels.

Levels 45-99: 3-tick mining granite[edit | edit source]

3-tick mining granite rocks is the fastest mining experience in the game. It might be easier to start at a higher mining level, as it's harder to learn at the lower levels. While tick manipulating granite is a very hard method, it’s well worth learning.

Other methods[edit | edit source]

Levels 35-99: Sandstone[edit | edit source]

Players can get a lot of Mining experience from mining sandstone, which can be exchanged for buckets of sand for Crafting training.

Levels 55-99: Motherlode Mine[edit | edit source]

Main article: Motherlode Mine

The Motherlode Mine becomes available at level 30, and moderately efficient at level 55. Players may wish to spend some time here to earn golden nuggets to exchange for the prospector kit and coal bag

Levels 85-99: Volcanic mine[edit | edit source]

Main article: Volcanic Mine

At level 85, the Volcanic Mine becomes viable. It's advisable to obtain the prospector kit beforehand.