Motherlode Mine

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Motherlode Mine
RequirementsMotherlode Mine.png
Skills
30+ MiningMining icon.png
Items

Mithril pickaxe (or better, especially after levelling up to upgrade)
Amulet of glory (optional)

Quest
None
Other
100 golden nuggets and 72 MiningMining icon.png for upper level
Results
ProfitExperience gained
45,54020,000 MiningMining icon.png
InputsOutputs (45,540)
330 × Coal.png Coal (45,540)

At level 30 Mining, coal (138) can be mined, and a popular members' place to mine it is in the Motherlode Mine located in the Falador Dwarven Mines. Also, players can obtain gold (187), mithril (130), adamantite (1,082), and runite (11,146) if they have the respective Mining levels. By mining pay-dirt and cleaning it in the machine located in the centre of the mine, players collect random ores from the sack. This is a very popular update to the Mining skill as it is easy to AFK and can yield good profit and 20,000-35,000 experience per hour. Randomly, players can also receive golden nuggets that can be traded in for a Prospector's outfit, which grants a 2.5% XP boost to Mining if the full set is worn. At 72 Mining, which cannot be boosted, 100 nuggets are required to access the upper level. A dragon pickaxe or crystal pickaxe are strongly recommended for serious miners at this point.

Upon completing the Elite Falador Achievement Diary, players will have an increased chance of receiving higher ores when cleaning pay-dirt. If possible, completing this will result in more expected profit per hour.

XP/Profit per hour Level 31 Level 41 Level 61 Level 70 Level 85 Level 99
Mining XP per hour 13,106 15,500 29,260 30,325 43,000 54,000
Profit per hour 27,309 41,313 59,559 104,072 244,810 307,435
Profit per hour with Crystal pickaxe (+3.03%) N/A N/A N/A N/A 252,227 316,751

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