|Release date||13 August 2001 (Update)|
|Level needed||85 Mining|
|Respawn time||12 minutes|
|Examine||A rocky outcrop.|
Runite rocks are the second-highest level rock in Old School RuneScape, bested by amethyst crystals, requiring 85 Mining to mine. When successfully mined, the player receives a runite ore and 125 Mining experience. After being mined, runite rocks usually take around 12 minutes to respawn. They are highly popular and often are depleted of their resources, which prompts players to switch worlds to find rocks that haven't been mined. It is recommended not to hop to busy servers as busy worlds are more likely to have their ores already depleted.
When mining runite, players may find it useful to keep track of the time that they mined the ore as well as the world number. If done accurately, players can hop to other worlds (keeping more such notes along the way) to mine runite while keeping an eye on the time, and then hop back to worlds where they previously mined runite when it is about time for the ore to respawn. This method of collecting runite ore does not need to be used when mining outside of popular member areas, such as the Heroes' Guild mine requiring Heroes' Quest to access said mine, or at secluded areas like the Central Fremennik Isles mine, which requires starting The Fremennik Isles. Moreover, starting Mourning's End Part II and wearing Mourner gear opens up the Mourner Tunnels mine, which is another remote mine for members.
Runite rocks in places like the Central Fremennik Isles mine are rarely targeted by players, and as such, there is little need to worry about the ore being sometimes contested, whereas the popular 46 Wilderness Mine among both free players and members is almost always taken. However, such places in the Wilderness are usually dangerous due to high-level monsters and, more importantly, player killers.
Locations[edit | edit source]
|Central Fremennik Isles Mine||Neitiznot||Fremennik Isles||1||Trolls||North-east of Neitiznot across a bridge on the central isle. 7 Coal rocks can also be found here.||Yes|
|Fossil Island Mine||Fossil Island||Bone Voyage||2||None||East of the campsite's bank chest.||Yes|
|Frozen Waste Plateau||Wilderness Level 53 - West of the Wilderness Agility Training Arena.||None||3||PKers, Ice warriors, Ice giants, and Ice spiders||Just west of the Agility course.||Yes|
|Heroes' Guild Mine||Heroes' Guild||Heroes' Quest||2||Giant bats||By some crates at the southeastern corner.||Yes|
|Isafdar mine||Isafdar||Some elven quests||2||None||To get there, some obstacles have to be traversed, which, upon failing, could deal the player small amounts of damage and inflict poison.||Yes|
|Lava Maze Dungeon Mine||Wilderness Level 44 - Lava Maze Dungeon||None||1||PKers, Poison spiders, Greater demons and Black dragons||Past a maze in the centre of Lava Maze, where the Lava Maze Dungeon's eastern entrance can be found.||Yes|
|Lava Maze Runite Mine||Wilderness Level 46 - North-west of Lava Maze||None||2||PKers and Deadly red spiders||North-west of Lava Maze.||No|
|Mining Guild's Members-only area||Mining Guild||60 Mining to enter the area||2||None||At the easternmost corner. Exclusively here, the respawn timer is halved to 6 minutes and every harvest has a 1/20 chance of producing Unidentified minerals.||Yes|
|Mourner Tunnels Mine||Mourner Tunnels||Mourning's End Part II||1||Dark beasts||In the northwestern corner before entering the path to the Temple of Light. You might have to wear Mourner gear to come here.||Yes|
|Myths' Guild Mine||Myths' Guild||Dragon Slayer II||2||None||Western side of the Corsair Cove Dungeon underneath Myths' Guild.||Yes|
|Southern Mor Ul Rek mine||Mor Ul Rek||A Fire Cape to be allowed into Mor UI Rek||3||None||All the way south, just south of the Inferno.||Yes|
|Trahaearn mine||Prifddinas||Song of the Elves||4||None||Closest deposit box to runite rocks.||Yes|
Tools & equipment[edit | edit source]
- There's a 10% chance of mining 2 runite ores at once by wearing Varrock armour 4.
- There's a 1/8 chance of making a runite rock instantly respawn when mined by wearing superior mining gloves or expert mining gloves.
- It is recommended to use a dragon pickaxe to speed up the mining process.
- Prospector kit can be worn in-order to boost mining XP by 2.5%.
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