Talk:Motherlode Mine

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Gem drops[edit source]

The Ore Veins apparently drop gems too. I just got a sapphire by mining one at mining lvl 41. -Vyctor 82.73.162.213 00:27, October 22, 2014 (UTC)

And a ruby as well. So it looks like this behaves like any other rock. -Vyctor 82.73.162.213 00:30, October 22, 2014 (UTC)
And diamonds as well. I got this ratio 32 sapphires, 12 emeralds, 5 rubies and 1 diamond. 94.224.55.51 18:21, June 5, 2016 (UTC)

Experience rates[edit source]

The experience rates are way lower in my experience, at least at earlier levels. 31 shows 22k but gave me about 15.5k (adamant pickaxe). This is measured over 2 hours with unloading. Not optimally efficient, but I can't imagine being off 6.5k. Will update when I train more. --2001:1C00:1001:B700:3162:4986:6E6E:8506 08:41, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

At 41 I earn 21k xp/hr, with the rune pick this time. Are the xp rates perhaps with the agility shortcut? --2001:1C00:1001:B700:3162:4986:6E6E:8506 09:58, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
I hit 98 recently and I only just started hitting 42K/H and I'm barely AFKing, the 43K/H at 85 and 52K/H at 99 rates are absolute bullshit. Where did these numbers come from? 82.26.183.186 19:41, 20 April 2020 (UTC)
It could possibly be incorrect, but just to be sure, are you using full prospector on the top floor with the Falador elite diary completed? Depositing 161 paydirt, followed by a full load afterwards to get >185 in the sack before you start unloading? Which pickaxe are you using? Either way, that table should be edited to reflect what goes into those rates. Choppetalk 20:22, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Ore depletion[edit source]

I've observed ores in the upper levels depleted in exactly one successful swing, way below the suggested time, even if it's been untouched since respawning. Anecdotally, this seems to happen right after an ore has respawned. Anyone else experienced this/has thoughts on this, a bug perhaps? MxFox (talk) 17:17, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Profit per hour[edit source]

The profit per hour at the end of the section seems way off. Specifically when stating that level 30 is approximately 20k exp and 2k gp/h. Given that 20k exp is ~333 pay dirt, nearly all of which will be coal, the price of which is 197gp each at the time of writing, coming out closer to 60-70k gp/h

Similar issues seem to be present with the higher level exp and profit ratios


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Boosts[edit source]

As far as I can tell, the claim that boosting gives a chance of recieving ores above your level is false/no longer accurate. From a sample of around 1000 paydirts boosting 84-87 I have not recieved a single runite drop which means I'm either comedically dry or the mechanic just doesn't work 11numbers (talk) 07:13, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

I hit level 85 and also seeing no Runite after a couple hundred pay-dirt. Sofawall (talk) 03:24, 2 September 2021 (UTC)