Runite rocks

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Variant 1Variant 2Prifddinas
Runite rocks
Runite rocks.png
Released13 August 2001 (Update)
ExamineA rocky outcrop.
Advanced data
Object ID11377

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 take 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.

Mining runite ore is not recommended for players who are solely interested in leveling their mining skill due to how slowly the rocks are successfully mined. For example, to level from 98 to level 99, most players will need to spend at least 139814 mining attempts to gather enough to runite. This amounts to roughly 3 days of continuous mining.

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 Fossil Island mine requiring Bone voyage 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.

Lava Maze Rune Mine is currently the only place for free-to-play rune miners.

Runite rocks in places like the Central Fremennik Isles mine are commonly targeted by players, and as such, there is more need to worry about the ore being contested, whereas the popular Lava Maze runite mine among free players is almost always taken. Member worlds are more empty. However, such places in the Wilderness are usually dangerous due to high-level monsters and, more importantly, player killers. The amount of players and especially bots change every few hours and some mines are better at certain hours.

Wearing either superior mining gloves or expert mining gloves while mining a runite rock grants a 12.5% chance for the rock to not deplete upon mining a runite ore, allowing you to mine an additional ore before depleting.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map
Central Fremennik Isles mineMember icon.png1Maplink
Fossil Island mineMember icon.png2Maplink
Frozen Waste Plateau mineMember icon.png3Maplink
Heroes' Guild mineMember icon.png2Maplink
Isafdar mineMember icon.png2Maplink
Isle of Souls DungeonMember icon.png1Maplink
Lava Maze DungeonMember icon.png1Maplink
Lava Maze runite mineFree-to-play icon.png2Maplink
Mining GuildMember icon.png2Maplink
Mourner TunnelsMember icon.png1Maplink
Myths' Guild mineMember icon.png2Maplink
South Mor Ul Rek mineMember icon.png3Maplink
Trahaearn mineMember icon.png4Maplink

Mining Info[edit | edit source]

Runite rocks
Level requiredMining 85
Mining XP125 xp
Required toolPickaxe
Respawn time12 minutes
6 minutes in Mining Guild

Pre roll drops[edit | edit source]

A gem table rolls before the main drop table.[1] There's a chance to receive nothing here so that players can receive no items from a runite rock even if they are guaranteed to receive a runite ore in the main drop table.[2] The table gets more likely to be rolled if the player has a glory amulet equipped: the probability grows from 1/256 to 1/86.[3]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A70/32,768; 70/11,008[d 1]N/AN/A
Uncut sapphire.png: Runite rocks drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 32/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire132/32,768; 32/11,008[d 1]27215
Uncut emerald.png: Runite rocks drops Uncut emerald with rarity 16/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut emerald116/32,768; 16/11,008[d 1]47730
Uncut ruby.png: Runite rocks drops Uncut ruby with rarity 8/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut ruby18/32,768; 8/11,008[d 1]1,02260
Uncut diamond.png: Runite rocks drops Uncut diamond with rarity 2/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut diamond12/32,768; 2/11,008[d 1]2,463120
  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The drop rate is increased while wearing an amulet of glory

Main drops[edit | edit source]

The probability for a player to receive a runite ore drop depends on the player's mining level. The rock will deplete after receiving the Runite ore, unless affected by the effect of superior or expert mining gloves.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Runite ore.png: Runite rocks drops Runite ore with rarity Always in quantity 1Runite ore1Always11,1991,920

The chance of successfully mining a runite rock varies from 11/256 at level 1 (if such a thing were possible), up to 19/256 at level 99.[4]

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Conditional drops[edit | edit source]

The following table shows items that can be received in addition to the main resource.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue geode (beginner).png: Runite rocks drops Clue geode (beginner) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (beginner)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (easy).png: Runite rocks drops Clue geode (easy) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (easy)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (medium).png: Runite rocks drops Clue geode (medium) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (medium)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (hard).png: Runite rocks drops Clue geode (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (hard)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (elite).png: Runite rocks drops Clue geode (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (elite)1RareNot soldN/A
Crystal shard.png: Runite rocks drops Crystal shard with rarity 1/127 in quantity 1Crystal shard11/127[5][d 1]Not soldN/A
Unidentified minerals.png: Runite rocks drops Unidentified minerals with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Unidentified minerals11/20[6][d 2]Not sold30
Rock golem.png: Runite rocks drops Rock golem with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rock golem1Very rareNot soldN/A
  1. ^ Only dropped by Prifddinas version.
  2. ^ Unidentified minerals can only be obtained while in the Mining Guild.

Tools & equipment[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
15 March 2023
(update | poll)
  • The object has been renamed from "Rocks" to "Runite rocks".
  • The "Prospect" option was removed.

References[edit | edit source]

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  6. ^ Mod Ed. "Mining Guild Expansion." 22 June 2017. Archived from the original on 20 May 2021. Old School Announcements Forums.