Mining runite ore (free-to-play)
|85+ , 40 (optional), 40+ (optional), 25 (optional)|
|Rune pickaxe, Rune armour (optional), Runes for teleportation spells|
|Anchovy pizza or Swordfish|
|40 × Runite ore (446,840)|
Mining runite ore, a high-level ore that frequently sells for a high price (11,171 coins), is an achievement in itself. The runite rocks are highly competed over and are often depleted of their resources, so miners need to switch worlds in order to find fresh ones. There is only one place in Free-to-play where players can mine it: the Lava Maze runite mine, which contains two rocks. It is located north-west of the Lava Maze in level 46 Wilderness. Since it is in the Wilderness, miners should not take anything they are not prepared to lose. It is essential for miners to mine with extreme caution, since there is the always-looming threat of player killers, who will show up.
With 40 , you can wield your rune pickaxe for an extra inventory space. With 40 (optional), you can wear rune armour to defend yourself against player killers, but simply not wearing armour or wearing light armour may be better so you can run to level 20 Wilderness, allowing you to teleport away (though some player killers may prevent you from teleporting with the Tele Block spell).
Before venturing out there, miners should bring the best food in free-to-play, swordfish or anchovy pizzas (pizza takes longer to eat, but heals more overall) and a Melee weapon, if the player intends to fight back against potential player killers (optional). Having another account acting as a scout, preferably a low-level account as they are less likely to be attacked, can be used to assess the risks on a certain world and find available rocks before the miner travels there. A good strategy is to track the ore respawn times between worlds, so you cycle through a certain rotation of worlds, visiting each world every 12 minutes and mining the two rocks as soon as they spawn.
With skill and luck, miners can get between 30 and 60 ores an hour, thus yielding between 335,130 and 670,260 coins, but the typical norm averages at roughly 40 ores per hour, which is 446,840 coins, due to constant world hopping and bank time.
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