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{{Skill|Mining}} is used to obtain [[Mining#Ores|ores]] and [[Mining#Gems|gems]]. To start Mining no requirements are needed.
  
The [[Mining]] skill is used for Ores, Essence and gems. To start mining no requirements are needed.
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== Pickaxes ==
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Upgrading your pickaxe should be done whenever you have the possibility to. The upgrades are available in the [[Shop#Pickaxes|shop]].
  
=== Pickaxes ===
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== Equipment ==
Upgrading your pickaxe should be done whenever you have the possibility to. The upgrades are available in the shop [https://wiki.melvoridle.com/index.php?title=Shop#Pickaxes Pickaxes].
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If available to the player then rings such as {{ItemIcon|Aorpheats Signet Ring}}, {{ItemIcon|Ancient Ring of Skills}}, or {{ItemIcon|Ancient Ring of Mastery}} should be equipped depending on whether the player prioritizes item, skill experience, or mastery experience gain.
  
=== Equipment ===
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In addition {{ItemIcon|Clue Chasers Insignia}} may be equipped to increase the drop rate of [[Mastery Tokens]], and also very slightly increase the rate of [[Mining#Gems|gem]] drops if not using {{ItemIcon|Gem Gloves}}.
  
=== Gloves ===
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== Gloves ==
Mining offers two alternative Gloves. Which can be found in the [https://wiki.melvoridle.com/index.php?title=Shop#Gloves Gloves shop].  
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Mining offers two alternative Gloves. Which can be found in the [[Shop#Gloves|shop]].  
  
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== Training ==
  
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=== Mining → Runecrafting & Smithing ===
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This method opens up the option to train {{Skill|Smithing}} and {{Skill|Runecrafting}} after {{Skill|Mining}} training has been completed. The key here is to get {{GP|500000}} to purchase {{ItemIcon|Gem Gloves}} to provide a steady source of [[Mining#Gems|gems]] and therefore passive income while Mining. Some sort of [[Money Making]] method is advised to fund the initial purchase of gloves. If in need of money, the gems gained from using {{ItemIcon|Gem Gloves}} can be sold to fund the repurchase of gloves, however note that it is recommended to at least keep any {{ItemIcon|Diamond|Diamonds}} as they are useful in the late game for {{ItemIcon|Diamond Luck Potion IV|notext=true}} [[Diamond Luck Potion|Diamond Luck potions]].
  
=== Useful tips ===
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When first starting with Mining, it is recommended to use any [[Mastery#The Mastery Pool|Mastery Pool]] experience to increase the [[Mastery]] level of rock(s) that are currently being mined (or rocks that will soon be mined) to around level 30-40. This is because each [[Mastery]] level increases the [[Mining#Rock HP|Rock HP]], greatly reducing the amount of time spent waiting for rocks to respawn while Mining (as respawning will occur less frequently). In the later levels, it is more beneficial to save pool experience for the [[Mining#Mastery Pool Checkpoints|Mastery pool checkpoint]] bonuses.
  
=== Training ===
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==== Level 1-15: Copper/Tin Ore ====
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Mine either {{ItemIcon|Tin Ore}} or {{ItemIcon|Copper Ore}}. Ideally, an equal amount of tin and copper will be mined in order to create {{ItemIcon|Bronze Bar|Bronze Bars}} for training {{Skill|Smithing}} later.
  
==== Mining > Runecrafting & Smithing ====
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==== Level 15-30: Iron Ore ====
This way opens up the option to go for [[Smithing]] & [[Runecrafting]] afterwards. As you are leveling up your mining once done you can continue smithing and runecrafting. The key here is to get money for gem gloves. So a advice is to get  500k to purchase [[Gem Gloves]]. Some sort of money making is adviced to reach this. If need of money sell all gems to rebuy gloves. Diamonds are useful for late game however they can easily be stocked up later in the game.
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Mine {{ItemIcon|Iron Ore}} until you unlock {{ItemIcon|Coal Ore}}.
  
==== 1-15 Copper/Tin ore ====
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==== Level 30-50: Coal Ore ====
Mine either tin or copper.
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Mine {{ItemIcon|Coal Ore}} until you unlock {{ItemIcon|Mithril Ore}}. Any {{ItemIcon|Coal Ore}} mined will be needed for {{Skill|Smithing}} training later.
  
==== 15-30 Iron ore ====
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==== Level 50-99: Mithril Ore ====
Mine iron until you unlock Coal.
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From here on it is recommended to mine {{ItemIcon|Mithril Ore}} with {{ItemIcon|Gem Gloves}} equipped all the way until {{SkillReq|Mining|99}}. This is because:
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* Mithril is key for {{Skill|Smithing}} training, consuming significantly less {{ItemIcon|Coal Ore}} per bar than higher tier bars
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* The rock respawn time of {{ItemIcon|Runite Ore}} and {{ItemIcon|Dragonite Ore}} (60 seconds and 120 seconds respectively) is significantly higher than that for {{ItemIcon|Mithril Ore}} (20 seconds), which harms the rate of experience gained
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* The required {{ItemIcon|Coal Ore}} necessary to smelt the large amount of {{ItemIcon|Mithril Bar|Mithril Bars}} needed later will be obtained once {{SkillReq|Mining|99}} has been reached, taking advantage of the {{ItemIcon|Mining Skillcape}} perk
  
==== 30-50 Coal ore ====
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Once 99 Mining is achieved, the {{ItemIcon|Mining Skillcape}} becomes available for purchase from the [[Shop#Skillcapes|Shop]]. When equipped, this provides 1 extra {{ItemIcon|Coal Ore}} for each ore mined.
Mine coal until you unlock Mithril. All coal will be needed for the smithing grind.  
 
  
==== 50-99 Mithril ore====
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==== Level 99: Rune Essence ====
From here on the mission is to mine Mithril with Gem Gloves all the way.  
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With the {{ItemIcon|Mining Skillcape}} equipped you have to mine about 330,000 {{ItemIcon|Rune Essence}} for {{SkillReq|Runecrafting|99}}.'''[1]''' {{ItemIcon|Gem Gloves}} do not work with {{ItemIcon|Rune Essence}}, therefore if affordable the {{ItemIcon|Mining Gloves}} are a good alternative to speed up the process.
  
Once 99 Mining is achieved you unlock the [[Mining Skillcape]]. This gives 1 Coal ore for each ore mined.  
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'''[1]''' This number was calculated before the Mastery rework (patch V0.17). Approximately half as much {{ItemIcon|Rune Essence}} (160,000) is required for {{SkillReq|Runecrafting|99}}. A new number is yet to be calculated, but it could be as low as 120-140k.  
  
==== 99 Essence ====
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==== Level 99: Coal ore ====
With the Skillcape equipped you have to mine about 330K essence for 99 Runecrafting. The gem gloves does not work with Essence. If affordable the [[Mining Gloves]] are a good way to speed up.  
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After mining {{ItemIcon|Rune Essence}}, about 235,000 {{ItemIcon|Coal Ore}} will still be needed. Equipping {{ItemIcon|Gem Gloves}} while mining this is recommended.
  
==== 99 Coal ore ====
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== Mining Rune Essence and Glove Use ==
After you are done you will still need about 235k coal ore. Gem gloves are still recommended.
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This section and table was developed by soup#8068. <br>
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Assumptions:
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* The player is wearing the mining cape and has no double drops, no gem drops outside gem gloves.
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* 1.3 sec/action.
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* Avg. profit of 131 gp/charge of gem gloves.
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Mining Resource !! No gloves !! Mining Gloves (MG) !! MG Essence, Coal  !! MG Essence, Gem Gloves Coal
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| Essence (Mining Actions) || 165,000 || 82,500 ||  82,500 ||  82,500
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| Coal (Mining Actions) || 37,500 || 52,500 ||  78,750 ||  78,750
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| Action Total || 202,500 || 135,000 || 161,250|| 161,250
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|-
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| Action Delta || 0 || 67,500 || 41,250 || 41,250
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| Time Total (hrs) || 73.125 || 47.750 || 56.88 || 56.88
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| Time Delta (hrs) || 0|| 24.375 || 14.890 || 14.890
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| Cost Total || 0 || 20,250,000 || 12,375,000 || 2,058,750
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| Approx Cost (Gp/hr) || 0 || 415,000 || 212,000 || 35,000
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|}
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The player should use mining gloves to mine essence, and then gem gloves for coal. A total investment of ~ 2 MGp saves ~15 hrs of time.<br>
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Furthermore, if the player has an excess of money, or access to money making methods to make in excess of 415k/hr (99 [[Fishing]], 99 [[Woodcutting]]), then using mining gloves for all mining actions is a more efficient use of time.
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Latest revision as of 00:16, 2 February 2021

This page is out of date (v0.15.3).
This article is about training the Mining skill. For the skill itself, see Mining.

Mining (skill).svg Mining is used to obtain ores and gems. To start Mining no requirements are needed.

Pickaxes

Upgrading your pickaxe should be done whenever you have the possibility to. The upgrades are available in the shop.

Equipment

If available to the player then rings such as Aorpheats Signet Ring (item).svg Aorpheats Signet Ring, Ancient Ring of Skills (item).svg Ancient Ring of Skills, or Ancient Ring of Mastery (item).svg Ancient Ring of Mastery should be equipped depending on whether the player prioritizes item, skill experience, or mastery experience gain.

In addition Clue Chasers Insignia (item).svg Clue Chasers Insignia may be equipped to increase the drop rate of Mastery Tokens, and also very slightly increase the rate of gem drops if not using Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves.

Gloves

Mining offers two alternative Gloves. Which can be found in the shop.

Training

Mining → Runecrafting & Smithing

This method opens up the option to train Smithing (skill).svg Smithing and Runecrafting (skill).svg Runecrafting after Mining (skill).svg Mining training has been completed. The key here is to get Coins.svg 500,000 to purchase Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves to provide a steady source of gems and therefore passive income while Mining. Some sort of Money Making method is advised to fund the initial purchase of gloves. If in need of money, the gems gained from using Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves can be sold to fund the repurchase of gloves, however note that it is recommended to at least keep any Diamond (item).svg Diamonds as they are useful in the late game for Diamond Luck Potion IV (item).svg Diamond Luck potions.

When first starting with Mining, it is recommended to use any Mastery Pool experience to increase the Mastery level of rock(s) that are currently being mined (or rocks that will soon be mined) to around level 30-40. This is because each Mastery level increases the Rock HP, greatly reducing the amount of time spent waiting for rocks to respawn while Mining (as respawning will occur less frequently). In the later levels, it is more beneficial to save pool experience for the Mastery pool checkpoint bonuses.

Level 1-15: Copper/Tin Ore

Mine either Tin Ore (item).svg Tin Ore or Copper Ore (item).svg Copper Ore. Ideally, an equal amount of tin and copper will be mined in order to create Bronze Bar (item).svg Bronze Bars for training Smithing (skill).svg Smithing later.

Level 15-30: Iron Ore

Mine Iron Ore (item).svg Iron Ore until you unlock Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore.

Level 30-50: Coal Ore

Mine Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore until you unlock Mithril Ore (item).svg Mithril Ore. Any Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore mined will be needed for Smithing (skill).svg Smithing training later.

Level 50-99: Mithril Ore

From here on it is recommended to mine Mithril Ore (item).svg Mithril Ore with Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves equipped all the way until Mining Level 99. This is because:

  • Mithril is key for Smithing (skill).svg Smithing training, consuming significantly less Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore per bar than higher tier bars
  • The rock respawn time of Runite Ore (item).svg Runite Ore and Dragonite Ore (item).svg Dragonite Ore (60 seconds and 120 seconds respectively) is significantly higher than that for Mithril Ore (item).svg Mithril Ore (20 seconds), which harms the rate of experience gained
  • The required Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore necessary to smelt the large amount of Mithril Bar (item).svg Mithril Bars needed later will be obtained once Mining Level 99 has been reached, taking advantage of the Mining Skillcape (item).svg Mining Skillcape perk

Once 99 Mining is achieved, the Mining Skillcape (item).svg Mining Skillcape becomes available for purchase from the Shop. When equipped, this provides 1 extra Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore for each ore mined.

Level 99: Rune Essence

With the Mining Skillcape (item).svg Mining Skillcape equipped you have to mine about 330,000 Rune Essence (item).svg Rune Essence for Runecrafting Level 99.[1] Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves do not work with Rune Essence (item).svg Rune Essence, therefore if affordable the Mining Gloves (item).svg Mining Gloves are a good alternative to speed up the process.

[1] This number was calculated before the Mastery rework (patch V0.17). Approximately half as much Rune Essence (item).svg Rune Essence (160,000) is required for Runecrafting Level 99. A new number is yet to be calculated, but it could be as low as 120-140k.

Level 99: Coal ore

After mining Rune Essence (item).svg Rune Essence, about 235,000 Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore will still be needed. Equipping Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves while mining this is recommended.

Mining Rune Essence and Glove Use

This section and table was developed by soup#8068.
Assumptions:

  • The player is wearing the mining cape and has no double drops, no gem drops outside gem gloves.
  • 1.3 sec/action.
  • Avg. profit of 131 gp/charge of gem gloves.
Mining Resource No gloves Mining Gloves (MG) MG Essence, Coal MG Essence, Gem Gloves Coal
Essence (Mining Actions) 165,000 82,500 82,500 82,500
Coal (Mining Actions) 37,500 52,500 78,750 78,750
Action Total 202,500 135,000 161,250 161,250
Action Delta 0 67,500 41,250 41,250
Time Total (hrs) 73.125 47.750 56.88 56.88
Time Delta (hrs) 0 24.375 14.890 14.890
Cost Total 0 20,250,000 12,375,000 2,058,750
Approx Cost (Gp/hr) 0 415,000 212,000 35,000

The player should use mining gloves to mine essence, and then gem gloves for coal. A total investment of ~ 2 MGp saves ~15 hrs of time.
Furthermore, if the player has an excess of money, or access to money making methods to make in excess of 415k/hr (99 Fishing, 99 Woodcutting), then using mining gloves for all mining actions is a more efficient use of time.



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