Prospector kit

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A female player wearing the prospector kit.

The prospector kit is an experience-boosting set, purchasable from Prospector Percy's Nugget Shop in the Motherlode Mine. Pieces of the kit are purchased using golden nuggets obtained randomly through mining pay-dirt. The set costs 180 nuggets in total, which requires mining 6,570 pay-dirt on average.

The full set, when worn, grants a 2.5% bonus Mining experience. In addition, wearing pieces of the kit in the desert will reduce the need for waterskins, similar to the desert robes.[1]

Wearing the full set while entering the Mining Guild is one of the tasks in the hard Falador Diary, and wearing it to mine a runite ore is a master clue step. Varrock armour 4 may be used for the master clue step, but not the Falador Diary.

Despite having two lights attached to it, the Prospector Helmet does not act as a light source.

The prospector kit can be stored in the armour case of the costume room of a player-owned house.

Star fragments (which can be bought for 3,000 Stardust each) may be used as a means of recolouring each piece of the Prospector Kit. Four of these are needed to recolour the entire set to make the Golden Prospector Kit, which will cost a total of 12,000 Stardust. This change in appearance cannot be undone.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

A male player wearing the prospector kit.
Item XP Boost Cost (in Golden nugget.png) Sells for (in Golden nugget.png) Boost per nugget
(% per Golden nugget.png)
Prospector helmet.png Helmet +0.4% 40 32 0.010
Prospector jacket.png Jacket +0.8% 60 48 0.013
Prospector legs.png Legs +0.6% 50 40 0.012
Prospector boots.png Boots +0.2% 30 24 0.007
Complete set +2.5 % 180 144 0.014
Set bonus +0.5%

When obtaining the set, it is slightly more efficient to start by purchasing the more expensive items first. This can be calculated by adding up the experience boosts one would get when buying the items in either order.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
24 September 2015

Additional ores gathered by Varrock armours now provide the bonus experience from the Prospector's outfit.

15 May 2014

The Prospector outfit now also provides some protection from desert heat.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. RuneScape Mythbusters Special - Ep. 2 (21:15 - 21:41) on Jagex's official Old School RuneScape YouTube channel.