Runite rock

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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 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.

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.

Mining Info[edit | edit source]

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 an iron rock even if they are guaranteed to receive an iron 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 rock drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 32/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire132/32,768; 32/11,008[d 1]33015
Uncut emerald.png: Runite rock drops Uncut emerald with rarity 16/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut emerald116/32,768; 16/11,008[d 1]60130
Uncut ruby.png: Runite rock drops Uncut ruby with rarity 8/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut ruby18/32,768; 8/11,008[d 1]1,20460
Uncut diamond.png: Runite rock drops Uncut diamond with rarity 2/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut diamond12/32,768; 2/11,008[d 1]2,701120
  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 rock drops Runite ore with rarity Always in quantity 1Runite ore1Always11,1401,920

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 rock drops Clue geode (beginner) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (beginner)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (easy).png: Runite rock drops Clue geode (easy) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (easy)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (medium).png: Runite rock drops Clue geode (medium) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (medium)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (hard).png: Runite rock drops Clue geode (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (hard)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (elite).png: Runite rock drops Clue geode (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (elite)1RareNot soldN/A
Crystal shard.png: Runite rock drops Crystal shard with rarity 1/127 in quantity 1Crystal shard11/127[5][d 1]Not soldN/A
Unidentified minerals.png: Runite rock drops Unidentified minerals with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Unidentified minerals11/20[6][d 2]Not sold30
Rock golem.png: Runite rock 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.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Central Fremennik Isles mine1Members
Fossil Island mine2Members
Frozen Waste Plateau mine3Members
Heroes' Guild mine2Members
Isafdar mine2Members
Isle of Souls Dungeon1Members
Lava Maze Dungeon mine1Members
Lava Maze runite mine2Free-to-play
Mining Guild (P2P)2Members
Mourner Tunnels mine1Members
Myths' Guild mine2Members
South Mor Ul Rek mine3Members
Trahaearn mine4Members

Tools & equipment[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 11 February 2020. (Archived from the original on 27 November 2020.) Mod Ash: "It adds a gem roll before each ore roll, and if you receive a gem you don't get the ore roll."
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 6 July 2020. (Archived from the original on 27 November 2020.) Mod Ash: "Yes, [the mining gem table has] got [...] chance of giving no gem."
  3. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 7 Feb 2017. (Archived from the original on 18 Jun 2019.) Mod Ash: "[the actual increase when wearing the Amulet of Glory while mining is] 1/86 rather than 1/256 for a gem."
  4. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 12 June 2017. (Archived from the original on 26 September 2020.) Mod Ash: "7.1% per roll at 99, 3.9% per roll at level 1 (assuming you were even allowed to try)."
  5. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 April 2020. (Archived from the original on 15 April 2019.) Mod Ash: "I believe that's 1/127 from any type of ore. And it looks like the Varrock bonus would give you a second shard roll if you got a second ore."
  6. Mod Ed. "Mining Guild Expansion." 22 June 2017. (Archived from the original on 15:02, 20 May 2021 (UTC).) Old School Announcements Forums.