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Ore price listing[edit]

Rock Mining level required Exp received Selling price Notes
Rune Essence 1 5 To mine these rocks, players will need to complete the Rune Mysteries Quest. To learn more about rune essence, see the runecrafting skill guide. Rune essence does not have a respawn time, players only need to click once on the rock and they will mine until their inventory is full.
Clay 1 5 1-50gp Clay is used in crafting to make small items such as pots.
Copper 1 17.5 1-10gp One of the basic ores all mining beginners mine. Players can smelt a copper ore with a tin ore to make a bronze bar.
Tin 1 17.5 1-10gp One of the basic ores all mining beginners mine. It is smelted with Copper to make Bronze bars. Players can smelt a copper ore with a tin ore to make a bronze bar.
Limestone 1 26.5 This is used for building stuff in a Player-Owned House, such as a fireplace. It's also used for building temples in Shades of Mort'ton. You can mine it, or buy it from the Stone Mason in Keldagrim. Limestone is also needed in the members quest Shades of Mort'ton.
Blurite 10 17.5 Blurite is needed in the quest The Knight's Sword. The only non-member use occurs during the Knight's Sword quest.
Iron 15 35 5-100gp Common mining ore because it is also used to make steel. Has a 50% chance for success. Players can smelt an iron ore to make an iron bar.
Silver 20 40 100-400gp Silver is used to craft items, such as tiaras.
Coal 30 50 100-300gp An ore that is used in smelting all the high level ores except for gold. it is a valuable resource that is often fought over. Need level 30 mining and a good pickaxe or you'll be very slow. Coal can be smelted with iron ores, mithril ores, adamant ores, and runite ores to make steel, mithril, adamant, and rune bars.
Gold 40 65 120-200gp Gold is used to craft items, such as jewellery.
Gem 40 65 Gem rocks are only available to members who have completed the Shilo Village quest. Mining a gem rock gives a player a gem ranging from sapphire to diamond, which can be used for crafting.
Mithril 55 80 300-500gp Mithril is an uncommon rock to find. Mithril ores can be smelted with four coal ores to make a mithril bar.
Adamant 70 95 700-1000gp Rare rock that if found, there are few. Long respond time. Adamant ores can be smelted with six coal ores to make an adamant bar.
Runite/Rune 85 125 10000-14000gp Extermly Rare ore that is believed to be found in the wilderness. High respond time. Rune ores can be smelted with eight coal ores to make a rune bar.

How to turn a profit[edit]

Mining can be a very good skill to get money in for players who have patience. It might take a long time to get ores, but players can sell them for good prices. Players should sell their ores to other players, not to General Stores or the dwarf who owns the ore store in the Dwarven Mines. Iron and coal are the best ores to sell as many people want them to make steel bars.

So if a player has 1,000 coal ores and sells them all at 200 each, they've just made 200k. However, it takes time to mine coal, so it will take a long time to get rich off it. Also, please note one thing: you might be better off buying iron in the Dwarven Mine store, as they often sell it for 1gp each.

Copper, Tin, and Iron Ores have practically no value because so many people can mine them, so it is advised to bank your ores(if near a bank), or give it away(much faster than dropping one at a time).

Special ores[edit]


For use in the Elemental Workshop quest.

Pure Essence[edit]

This type of essence is used for members to make the other higher level types of runes. You need to be a member and have 30 mining to be able to get it. The street price for it is about 100gp each.

Tips on Rune Essence[edit]

Tired of buying runes for such high prices? Well, upon completion of the Rune Mysteries Quest, you can talk to Sedridor in the Wizards Tower, Aubury in Varrock, Cromperty in Ardougne, Brimstail in the Gnome Stronghold, and someone in the Mage's Guild (66 Magic required) to go to the Rune Essence Mine! Once there, you can go back to the person you teleported from by use of a portal. If your mining level is 1-29 or you are not on a members-only world, you can mine the standard Rune Essence. This can be used to make Air, Mind, Water, Earth, Fire, and Body runes. They cannot be used on members' servers to make any other runes other than those six types!

If you are on a Members Server and have 30 mining, you can mine Pure Essence. Pure Essence can be used for rune crafting and can be traded on all servers, but can only be mined on members servers. You can make any rune with it (with the exception of Blood and Soul runes) and it sells better then standard Rune Essence.

Each Essence, Rune or Pure, gives 5 Mining XP. If you get the "Lost and found" Random Event, instead of receiving Law Runes, you get 9 noted essence. Ess is short for Essence in common RuneScape lingo.