Mining
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Mining is used for Mining ore, Rune Essence, and gems. Each Mining action takes 3 seconds, and can be reduced by 550% by purchasing pickaxe upgrades, 15% by purchasing the Master of Nature god upgrade, and 0.2 seconds by reaching the 50% Mastery pool checkpoint. The pickaxe upgrade and Master of Nature reductions are additive with each other, applying before the 0.2 second Mastery reduction, resulting in the lowest possible action time of 0.85 seconds. Ore and rune essence amounts can be doubled by wearing Mining Gloves with active charges. Raising Mining to Level 99 will unlock the Mining Skillcape for purchase from the Shop. Equipping the Mining Skillcape will give 1 bonus Coal Ore for every Mining action.
Mastery Unlocks
Item Mastery Unlocks
Level  Unlock 

1  Each Mastery Level increases maximum Rock HP by 1 
10  1% Chance of obtaining 2 ore 
20  2% Chance of obtaining 2 ore 
30  3% Chance of obtaining 2 ore 
40  4% Chance of obtaining 2 ore 
50  5% Chance of obtaining 2 ore 
60  6% Chance of obtaining 2 ore 
70  7% Chance of obtaining 2 ore 
80  8% Chance of obtaining 2 ore 
90  9% Chance of obtaining 2 ore 
99  15% Chance of obtaining 2 ore 
Mastery Pool Checkpoints
Pool %  Pool XP  Bonus 

10%  1,050,000 xp  +5% increased Mining Mastery XP 
25%  2,625,000 xp  Reduced Ore respawn time by 10% 
50%  5,250,000 xp  Reduce Mining interval by 0.2s 
95%  9,975,000 xp  All Rocks gain +10 Maximum HP (Bonus applied on Rock Respawn) 
Total Mastery Pool XP  10,500,000 
Rock HP
Rock HP determines how many ores can be extracted from a rock before it has to respawn. All rocks passively regenerate HP at a rate of 1 every 10 seconds, stopping when a rock reaches its maximum HP. Regeneration does not occur while a rock is respawning after being fully depleted.
Maximum rock HP is calculated as follows:
[math]\displaystyle{ \text{Rock HP}=5 + \text{Mastery Level} + \text{Bonus} }[/math]
Where [math]\displaystyle{ \text{Bonus} }[/math] starts at 0, increasing by:
 +10 if the 95% Mastery pool checkpoint has been reached
 +20 when both the Mole and Bear Summoning synergy and Perfect Swing Potion is active
 The below amounts when the relevant bonuses are active:
Source  Type  HP Bonus  Other Modifiers 

Pit Maze  Agility Obstacle 11  +15 Mining Node HP  20% Chance to Preserve Resources in Skills +2% chance to receive a Quality Superior Gem while Mining Gem Veins or Meteorite Ore +3% Global Mastery XP 
Pipe Balance  Agility Obstacle 3  +10 Mining Node HP  +3% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence +3% Chance to Preserve Resources in Skills 
Ice Jump  Agility Obstacle 9  +10 Mining Node HP  +5% Chance to Double Items Globally +20 Maximum Hitpoints +5% Food Healing Value +10% Chance to Preserve Resources in Skills 
Classy Rock  Pet  +10 Mining Node HP  
Cool Rock  Pet  +5 Mining Node HP 
In addition, the following can be used to provide a chance to deal no damage to rock HP while Mining:
Source  Type  Preserve Chance  Other Modifiers 

Perfect Swing Potion IV  Item  +80% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence  
Perfect Swing Potion III  Item  +40% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence  
Perfect Swing Potion II  Item  +20% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence  
Terra  Constellation  +5% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence  +8% Chance to Double Items in Mining +8% Global Accuracy +5 Hidden Strength Level +8% Mining Mastery XP +5% Melee Strength Bonus from Equipment +5% Chance to receive gems from Mining (Does not work for Rune Essence) +8% Strength Skill XP +8% Mining Skill XP 
Perfect Swing Potion I  Item  +10% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence  
Miner's Helmet  Item (Helmet)  +3% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence  +2% Mining Mastery XP 
Pipe Balance  Agility Obstacle 3  +3% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence  +3% Chance to Preserve Resources in Skills +10 Mining Node HP 
Using these bonuses effectively increases a rock's HP to [math]\displaystyle{ \frac{\text{Rock HP}}{1  \text{Preserve Chance}} }[/math]. For example, a rock with a max HP of 12 while the Perfect Swing Potion III is being used will have an effective max HP of [math]\displaystyle{ \frac{12}{1  0.4} = 20 }[/math].
Due to passive rock HP regeneration, it is possible (given a sufficiently high maximum rock HP) to ensure a rock always has HP and never has to respawn, no matter how long it has been mined for. To achieve this, the player's chance to deal zero damage to ores must be at least [math]\displaystyle{ \left \lceil 1  \frac{\text{Action Interval (seconds)}}{10} \right \rceil }[/math].
Therefore, the chance required in order to avoid respawns at the lowest possible interval (0.85 seconds) is [math]\displaystyle{ \left \lceil 1  \frac{0.85}{10} \right \rceil = \left \lceil 0.915 \right \rceil = 0.92 = 92\% }[/math] or higher. This can be achieved by using Perfect Swing Potion IV, Miner's Helmet, and at least +9% from Terra.
Below lists the rock HP at various Mastery levels with and without the maximum possible bonus:
Mastery Level  Max Rock HP  

Without Bonus  With Bonus  
1  6  61 
2  7  62 
3  8  63 
4  9  64 
5  10  65 
10  15  70 
20  25  80 
50  55  110 
75  80  135 
99  104  159 
Skillcape
The skillcape can be purchased from the store for 1,000,000 after the player reaches Level 99.
Skillcape  Name  Requirements  Effect 

Mining Skillcape  Level 99  +1 Coal Ore per Ore Mined. (Item doubling does not apply)  
Superior Mining Skillcape  Level 120  +5% Chance to find gem veins when Mining +2 Coal Ore per Ore Mined. (Item doubling does not apply) 
Pet
The pet can be unlocked by doing any Mining action.
Pet  Name  Effect 

Cool Rock  +5 Mining Node HP 
Pickaxes
Pickaxes are permanent upgrades purchased from the Shop that decrease the amount of time it takes to mine ore by their bonus speed percentage. In addition they provide a chance to double ores. The bonuses provided by these upgrades are permanently active once purchased, they do not need to be equipped or otherwise enabled.
Ores
Higher tiers of ore are unlocked as the player's Mining level increases. Mining Rune Essence yields double the amount of ore, however Gem Gloves will not work when Mining it. To begin Mining Dragonite Ore the player must have at least 271 Mining mastery levels in total.
Rock  Ore  Type  Requirements  XP  Respawn Time  Ore Value  

Rune Essence  2x Rune Essence  Essence  Level 1  5  1s  0  
Copper  Copper Ore  Ore  Level 1  7  5s  2  
Tin  Tin Ore  Ore  Level 1  7  5s  2  
Iron  Iron Ore  Ore  Level 15  14  10s  5  
Silver  Silver Ore  Ore  Level 30  25  15s  25  
Coal  Coal Ore  Ore  Level 30  18  10s  13  
Gold  Gold Ore  Ore  Level 40  28  15s  30  
Mithril  Mithril Ore  Ore  Level 50  65  20s  65  
Adamantite  Adamantite Ore  Ore  Level 70  71  30s  88  
Runite  Runite Ore  Ore  Level 80  86  1m  100  
Dragonite  Dragonite Ore  Ore  Level 95 270 Mastery 
101  2m  135  
Corundumite  Corundumite Ore  Ore  Level 100  112  2m, 10s  185  
Onyx  Onyx  Gem  Level 100  265  N/A  3,000  
Pure Essence  Pure Essence  Essence  Level 100  30  2m, 10s  3  
Iridium  Iridium Ore  Ore  Level 102 Corundum Pickaxe 
92  2m, 20s  240  
Palladium  Palladium Ore  Ore  Level 105 Corundum Pickaxe 
96  2m, 30s  295  
Augite  Augite Ore  Ore  Level 108 Corundum Pickaxe 
119  2m, 40s  400  
Oricha  Oricha  Gem  Level 110 Augite Pickaxe 
385  N/A  4,500  
Meteorite  Meteorite Ore  Ore  Level 112 Augite Pickaxe 
330  N/A  750  
Divinite  Divinite Ore  Ore  Level 115 Meteorite Pickaxe 
138  3m  575  
Cerulean  Cerulean  Gem  Level 118 Divine Pickaxe 
510  N/A  6,500 
Gems
Each Mining action has a 1% gem find chance, which can be increased by +115% when the increased chance to receive gems modifier from Terra is active, or can be increased to 100% when wearing Gem Gloves. If the Clue Chasers Insignia is equipped, then this chance is increased by 10% of its current value (For example, a 20% chance becomes [math]\displaystyle{ 20\% \times 1.1 = 22\% }[/math] when Clue Chasers Insignia is equipped). The chance to receive a gem is capped at 100%, so any bonuses above this limit have no effect.
The Mole and Octopus synergy may also be used for a 15% chance to receive an additional gem of any type whenever a gem is dropped while Mining.
The possible gem drops are shown in the table below:
Gem  Gem Chance  Gem Price  

Topaz  50.0%  225  
Sapphire  17.5%  335  
Ruby  17.5%  555  
Emerald  10.0%  555  
Diamond  5.0%  1,150 
Potion
The Perfect Swing Potion provides a chance to mine from a rock without lowering the rock's HP.
Perfect Swing Potion  

Potion  Tier  Charges  Effect 
I  30  +10% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence  
II  50  +20% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence  
III  80  +40% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence  
IV  100  +80% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence 
Summoning Boosts
This table shows all the Summoning Familiars and Synergies that provide a bonus to Mining.
Familiar 1  Familiar 2  Effect  

Mole  +3% Chance to gain +1 additional resource in Mining. Cannot be doubled  
Mole  Octopus  When receiving a Gem from Mining or Fishing, there is a +15% chance to get another random Gem.  
Mole  Crow  x2 Rune Essence received from Mining  
Mole  Monkey  x2 Gold and Silver Ore recieved from Mining  
Mole  Salamander  +15% chance to recieve the bar version of an ore when Mining  
Mole  Bear  +25 Mining node HP when using Perfect Swing Potions  
Mole  Eagle  0.2s Mining Interval  
Mole  Owl  +30% chance for +1 Meteorite Ore in Mining (Cannot be doubled)  
Mole  Fox  +10% chance to receive a Quality Superior Gem while Mining Gem Veins or Meteorite Ore 
Skill Boosts
This table lists most sources of Miningspecific modifier boosts. For a list of boosts that apply to all skills, see the Skill Boosts page. This list does not contain boosts provided from Mastery rewards.
Source  Type  Mining Boosts  Other Modifiers 

Perfect Swing Potion I  Item  +10% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence  
Perfect Swing Potion II  Item  +20% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence  
Perfect Swing Potion III  Item  +40% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence  
Perfect Swing Potion IV  Item  +80% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence  
Miners Boots  Item (Boots)  +2% Mining Skill XP  
Miner's Helmet  Item (Helmet)  +3% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence +2% Mining Mastery XP 

Miners Hat  Item (Helmet)  +2% Mining Skill XP  
Miners Body  Item (Platebody)  +2% Mining Skill XP  
Miners Leggings  Item (Platelegs)  +2% Mining Skill XP  
Mole  Item (Summon1, Summon2)  +3% Chance to gain +1 additional resource in Mining. Cannot be doubled  
Pit Maze  Agility Obstacle 11  +15 Mining Node HP  20% Chance to Preserve Resources in Skills +2% chance to receive a Quality Superior Gem while Mining Gem Veins or Meteorite Ore +3% Global Mastery XP 
Pipe Balance  Agility Obstacle 3  +3% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence +10 Mining Node HP 
+3% Chance to Preserve Resources in Skills 
Rock Climb  Agility Obstacle 5  +5% Chance to Double Items in Mining  10% Chance to Preserve Resources in Skills +5% Chance to Double Items in Fishing +5% Chance to Double Items in Woodcutting +5% Chance to Double Items in Thieving 
Ice Jump  Agility Obstacle 9  +10 Mining Node HP  +5% Chance to Double Items Globally +20 Maximum Hitpoints +5% Food Healing Value +10% Chance to Preserve Resources in Skills 
Terra  Constellation  +5% chance to do zero damage to Ores and Rune Essence +8% Chance to Double Items in Mining +8% Mining Mastery XP +8% Mining Skill XP 
+8% Global Accuracy +5 Hidden Strength Level +5% Melee Strength Bonus from Equipment +5% Chance to receive gems from Mining (Does not work for Rune Essence) +8% Strength Skill XP 
Classy Rock  Pet  +10 Mining Node HP  
Cool Rock  Pet  +5 Mining Node HP  
Cute Rock  Pet  +2% Chance to Double Items in Mining  +2% Chance to Double Items in Smithing 
Royal Rock  Pet  +3% Chance to gain +1 additional resource in Mining. Cannot be doubled  
Adamant Pickaxe  Upgrade  10% Mining Interval +1% Chance to Double Ores in Mining 

Black Pickaxe  Upgrade  5% Mining Interval +1% Chance to Double Ores in Mining 

Dragon Pickaxe  Upgrade  10% Mining Interval +1% Chance to Double Ores in Mining 

Iron Pickaxe  Upgrade  5% Mining Interval +1% Chance to Double Ores in Mining 

Master of Nature  Upgrade  15% Mining Interval  15% Woodcutting Interval 
Mithril Pickaxe  Upgrade  5% Mining Interval +1% Chance to Double Ores in Mining 

Rune Pickaxe  Upgrade  10% Mining Interval +1% Chance to Double Ores in Mining 

Steel Pickaxe  Upgrade  5% Mining Interval +1% Chance to Double Ores in Mining 
Trivia
Prior to the release of V1.0, the source code file for the Mining skill was called rockHitting.js
, which is in contrast to other skills' source files which are named eponymously (i.e., woodcutting.js
for Woodcutting). This used to be case for Mining as well[1], however it turned out that some browsers or extensions block a script called mining.js
, likely in an attempt to prevent unwanted crypto mining, so the file was eventually renamed.
Upon release of V1.0, Mining became one of a small number of tickbased skills, at which point the source file was renamed once more to rockTicking.js
.
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