Mining iron ore

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Mining iron ore
RequirementsIron ore detail.png
Skills
Mining 15+ (60+ for access to the Mining Guild)
Items

Rune or Dragon pickaxe
Varrock armour (optional but gives 10% chance of mining two ores at once)
Amulet of glory (for increased gem rates, optional)
Gem bag (to store gems, optional)

Quest
None
Other
Results
ProfitExperience gained
123,070Mining 59,500
InputsOutputs (123,070)
1,700 × Iron ore.png Iron ore (79,900)17 × Unidentified minerals.png Unidentified minerals (37,740) *4.94 × Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire (1,725)2.47 × Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald (1,418)1.24 × Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby (1,447)0.31 × Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond (840)

Iron ore is an ore always in demand, due to its use in producing iron and steel bars via Smithing. There are many locations to mine iron ore, but the best members' location is the Mining Guild. The Mining Guild features a trio set of Iron ore which is extremely close to a deposit box, an invisible +7 boost to mining, a 50% reduced rock respawn timer which means you never have to wait for an ore to respawn, and a 1/100 chance per iron ore to acquire Unidentified minerals. Unidentifierd minerals can be exchanged for clay packs for 50% increased profits. They can also be exchanged for Mining gloves and its variants. Mining iron is the fastest way to acquire unidentified minerals in the game.

Optimal rates include utilizing Varrock Armour 1 or higher, providing a 10% chance of double ore per rock up to coal when worn, and the Celestial Ring, which gives an invisible +4 boost to mining. Gems provide a small increase in gold per hour, and are calculated wearing a charged amulet of glory. Wearing a charged glory, as well as use of a gem bag, are completely optional.

The Mining Guild can be easily accessed using a Skills necklace.


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