Information[edit | edit source]
Pickaxes to mine with can be most easily sourced from Toothy's Pickaxes, in Lovakengj. The Hosidius mine also has a Bronze pickaxe spawn nearby, making it easy to start there for some low-level Mining training. There are no Gold rocks or Runite rocks in Great Kourend or the Kebos Lowlands, and only four Silver rock found in the Hosidius mine and the Piscarilius mine. A list of all traditional mines, along with the number of each mining rock they have, can be found below. Besides the listed traditional mines, Great Kourend also contains the Arceuus essence mine, the Sulphur mine, and the Blast mine minigame.
|Mine||Clay rocks||Copper rocks||Tin rocks||Iron rocks||Silver rocks||Coal rocks||Mithril rocks||Lovakite rocks||Adamant rocks|
|Kebos Lowlands mine||0||0||0||0||0||0||5||0||4|
|Mount Karuulm mine||0||0||0||6||0||5||0||0||0|
Training[edit | edit source]
1+ - Tin Ore and Copper Ore[edit | edit source]
At level 1 Mining, the only ores a player can mine are Copper ore and Tin ore. At 87.5 Mining experience per mined ore, it only takes 28 ore to reach level 15 Mining, at which point the player can mine Iron rocks for Iron ore. Copper rocks and Tin rocks be found in both the Hosidius mine and the Piscarilius mine. The Hosidius mine is closer to a bank by walking, but after unlocking the Lovakengj Minecart Network, the nearby minecart can be used to quickly transport the player between the Piscarilius mine and a bank in Lovakengj.
15+ - Iron ore[edit | edit source]
From level 15 Mining onward, mining Iron ore becomes the fastest way to train the skill. Iron rocks can be found in the Hosidius mine, Mount Karuulm mine, Piscarilius mine, Lovakengj mine, and Shayzien mine. The Lovakengj mine and Mount Karuulm mine both have a tile with three adjacent Iron rocks, which allows for the fastest possible training. Those two mines both have a nearby bank and furnace, making it easy to store the Iron ore for later use, or process it into bars right away.
Each Iron ore gives 175 Mining experience, meaning it would take 63 Iron ores to reach level 30 Mining, from level 15. To reach level 42 Mining to mine Volcanic sulphur, it would take 247 Iron ore, again assuming the player started at level 15 Mining. To reach level 99 Mining from level 15 Mining, if the player only mined Iron ore, it would take 74,468 Iron ore, or about 52 hours of powermining, assuming an experience rate of 250,000 experience per hour. Doing this is not particularly recommended, as there are other activities such as Volcanic sulphur mining for Lovakengj favour that also give Mining experience while benefiting the player in other ways.
30+ - Coal[edit | edit source]
While not as fast for training as mining Iron ore, Coal is necessary for most Smithing training methods, and mining Coal rocks is the fastest way to reliably acquire it. Coal rocks can be found in the Lovakite mine, Lovakengj mine, Mount Karuulm mine, and Shayzien mine. The Lovakite mine has the most amount of Coal rocks, and is closest to a bank, but requires at least 30% Lovakengj favour to use. The Lovakengj mine and Mount Karuulm mines are both relatively close to banks, and have a nearby furnace as well for easy bar production.
38+ - Dense essence blocks[edit | edit source]
While training Runecraft at the Blood altar or Soul altar, the player will passively gain small amounts of Mining experience from mining Dense essence blocks at the Arceuus essence mine. Training in this method requires at least level 77 Runecraft, level 38 Crafting, level 38 Mining, and 100% Arceuus favour. If the player is crafting Blood runes, they should expect around 12k Mining experience for every 100k Runecraft experience earned. For Soul runes, they should expect around 10k Mining experience for every 100k Runecraft experience earned.
42+ - Volcanic sulphur[edit | edit source]
At level 42 Mining, players can mine for Volcanic sulphur in the Lovakengj Sulphur mine. This is the easiest way to obtain early Lovakengj favour, and many players use this method all the way up to 65% favour or higher. Each Volcanic sulphur mined gives an average of 0.037% favour, meaning it would take 1757 Volcanic sulphur to reach 65% favour. At 125 Mining experience per Volcanic sulphur, this would equate to nearly 220k Mining experience, enough to reach level 59 Mining from level 42 Mining. To reach 100% Lovakengj favour just from mining Volcanic sulphur would require 2703 Volcanic sulphur, though it is recommended to instead complete The Forsaken Tower and the routes for the Lovakengj Minecart Network for the remaining 35% favour.
55+ - Mithril ore[edit | edit source]
Mithril rocks can be found in small quantities at the Piscarilius mine, Shayzien mine, and Lovakengj mine. Each of these mines also has a number of Coal rocks in it, making it easy to collect all the necessary ingredients to make Mithril bars in one location. The Kebos Lowlands mine has the most Mithril rocks of any mine, but the nearest bank is in the Farming Guild, which requires level 45 Farming to access. Each Mithril ore gives 400 experience when mined. Mining Mithril rocks is not particularly fast in terms of Mining experience, but it is the best way to get Mithril ore for use in Smithing training.
70+ - Adamantite ore[edit | edit source]
Only two mines contain Adamantite rocks, the Shayzien mine (with two rocks) and the Kebos Lowlands mine (with four rocks). Each Adamantite ore gives 475 experience when mined. Much like Mithril, mining Adamantite ore is useful mostly for high-level Smithing training, rather than for the Mining experience it gives.
75+ - Blast mine[edit | edit source]
With 100% Lovakengj favour, players gain access to the Blast mine minigame. Though it can be used at any level, the Blast mine is most useful for its ability to give ores up to 10 levels above the player's Mining level, meaning that at level 75 Mining, it can reward Runite ore. Training at the Blast mine requires Dynamite, which can be handmade by the player, bought at Thirus Urkar's Fine Dynamite Store, rewarded from a Wintertodt Supply crate, or earned at the Chambers of Xeric. The process of making Dynamite by hand can be very time-consuming, so it is recommended instead to use Blast mine for some bonus Mining experience and ore after getting Dynamite at the Wintertodt or Chambers of Xeric. Without factoring in the time it takes to collect Dynamite, experience rates at the Blast mine can reach over 300k experience per hour, making it the fastest way to train Mining, assuming the player has the Dynamite necessary.