|Released||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|Examine||A rocky outcrop.|
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]
|Mining XP||17.5 xp|
|Respawn time||2.4 seconds|
Pre roll drops[edit | edit source]
A gem table rolls before the main drop table. 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. 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.
|Nothing||N/A||70/32,768; 70/11,008[d 1]||N/A||N/A|
|Uncut sapphire||1||32/32,768; 32/11,008[d 1]||393||15|
|Uncut emerald||1||16/32,768; 16/11,008[d 1]||607||30|
|Uncut ruby||1||8/32,768; 8/11,008[d 1]||1,237||60|
|Uncut diamond||1||2/32,768; 2/11,008[d 1]||2,910||120|
- 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.
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.
|Clue geode (beginner)||1||Rare||Not sold||N/A|
|Clue geode (easy)||1||Rare||Not sold||N/A|
|Clue geode (medium)||1||Rare||Not sold||N/A|
|Clue geode (hard)||1||Rare||Not sold||N/A|
|Clue geode (elite)||1||Rare||Not sold||N/A|
|Rock golem||1||Very rare||Not sold||N/A|
Locations[edit | edit source]
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.
|Mining rocks and sources|
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."