Tin rock

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A tin rock contains tin ore mined upon with a pickaxe. It can be mined with any level Mining. Mining 14 tin ore and 14 copper ore (wielding the pickaxe as a weapon to free the 28th inventory space) and smelting them to bronze bars is a slow but effective way to raise Mining and Smithing.

For members, it is not really known that players can power level the Mining skill with tin ore in the Port Khazard mine and amass ore. This is because of two fast respawning tin rocks that are very close to a bank deposit box. These two tin rocks are the closest mining rocks to a fast bank source, which surpasses the West Falador mine and level 5 Agility shortcut.

On the other hand, free players can best gather their ores at either East Varrock mine or West Varrock mine and banking at the respective banks. For example, if using West Varrock Mine, one would bank at Varrock west bank.

Mining info[edit | edit source]

Tin rock
Level required Mining 1
Mining XP 17.5 xp
Required tool Pickaxe
Respawn time 2.4 seconds

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 rock even if they are guaranteed to receive an 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: Tin rock drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 32/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire132/32,768; 32/11,008[d 1]39315
Uncut emerald.png: Tin rock drops Uncut emerald with rarity 16/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut emerald116/32,768; 16/11,008[d 1]60730
Uncut ruby.png: Tin rock drops Uncut ruby with rarity 8/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut ruby18/32,768; 8/11,008[d 1]1,23760
Uncut diamond.png: Tin rock drops Uncut diamond with rarity 2/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut diamond12/32,768; 2/11,008[d 1]2,910120
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The drop rate is increased while wearing a amulet of glory

Main drops[edit | edit source]

The probability for a player to receive a tin ore drop depends on the player's mining level.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Tin ore.png: Tin rock drops Tin ore with rarity Always in quantity 1Tin ore1Always861

Conditional drops[edit | edit source]

The following table shows items which can additionally be received upon a successful resource roll. Also, the rock will deplete upon a successful resource roll.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue geode (beginner).png: Tin rock drops Clue geode (beginner) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (beginner)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (easy).png: Tin rock drops Clue geode (easy) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (easy)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (medium).png: Tin rock drops Clue geode (medium) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (medium)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (hard).png: Tin rock drops Clue geode (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (hard)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (elite).png: Tin rock drops Clue geode (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (elite)1RareNot soldN/A
Rock golem.png: Tin rock drops Rock golem with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rock golem1Very rareNot soldN/A

Locations[edit | edit source]

LocationRocksMembers
Abandoned Mine15Members
Al Kharid mine1Free-to-play
Barbarian Village mine5Free-to-play
Battlefield mine1Members
Desert Mining Camp (underground)4Members
Desert Mining Camp (surface)4Members
Dwarven Mine10Free-to-play
East Fremennik Isles mine3Members
East Lumbridge Swamp mine5Free-to-play
Edgeville Dungeon mine2Free-to-play
Fight Arena mine7Members
Hosidius mine4Members
Isle of Souls mine3Members
Jatizso mine11Members
Keldagrim south-west mine5Members
Piscarilius mine6Members
Piscatoris mine2Members
Port Khazard mine2Members
Rimmington mine2Free-to-play
South-east Varrock mine6Free-to-play
South-west Varrock mine8Free-to-play
Tutorial Island mine18Free-to-play
West Falador mine6Members

Respawn rate[edit | edit source]

Tin rock spawns at a standardised spawn rate, which is 4 game ticks (or 2.4 seconds) after it was last mined, no matter how many players are on a world. Whether it's zero or 2000 players in a single server, all ore across the game will respawn at the same rate.

  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."