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{{Otheruses|training the Mining skill|the skill itself|Mining}}
 
{{Otheruses|training the Mining skill|the skill itself|Mining}}
 
{{Skill|Mining}} is used to obtain [[Mining#Ores|ores]] and [[Mining#Gems|gems]]. To start Mining no requirements are needed.
 
{{Skill|Mining}} is used to obtain [[Mining#Ores|ores]] and [[Mining#Gems|gems]]. To start Mining no requirements are needed.
  
 
== Pickaxes ==
 
== Pickaxes ==
Upgrading your pickaxe should be done whenever you have the possibility to. The upgrades are available in the [[Shop#Pickaxes|shop]].
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Upgrading your pickaxe should be the priority when training {{Skill|Mining}}. You can buy them at the [[Shop#Pickaxes|Shop]].
  
 
==Boosts==
 
==Boosts==
There are several items you can use to increase the rate at which you train the {{Skill|Mining}} skill:
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There are several items you can use to increase the Mining XP gain:
  
 
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!Description
 
!Description
 
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| {{ItemIcon|Ancient Ring of Skills}} || The Ancient Ring of Skills is a rare drop that can be found while {{Skill|Fishing}}. It increases the XP gained from non-combat skills by 8%.
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| {{ItemIcon|Ancient Ring of Skills}} || +8% XP in any non-combat skill.
 
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| {{ItemIcon|Firemaking Skillcape}} || The Mining Skillcape provides a +5% boost to XP gained in any skill when worn.
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| {{Icon|Ko|type=constellation}} || Up to +15% Mining XP and up to 15% chance to do zero damage to a Mining node.
 
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| {{PetIcon|Firemaking}} || The Pyro pet provides a +1% boost to XP gained in any skill.
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| {{ItemIcon|Firemaking Skillcape}} || +5% XP in any skill.
 
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| {{PetIcon|Mining}} || The Cool Rock pet provides +5 Max HP to all Mining Nodes.  
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| {{PetIcon|Firemaking}} || +1% XP in any skill.
 
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| {{ItemIcon|Book of Scholars}} || The Book of Scholars provides a +3% boost to XP gained in any skill when worn.
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| {{PetIcon|Mining}} || +5 Max HP to all Mining nodes.  
 
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| {{ItemIcon|Miner's Helmet}} || The Miner's Helmet provides a 3% chance to do no damage to a mining node and 2% increased Mastery XP when worn.
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| {{ItemIcon|Perfect Swing Potion IV}} || Up to 80% chance to deal no damage to a Mining node per charge.
 
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| {{ItemIcon|Perfect Swing Potion IV}} || The Perfect Swing Potion provides up to 80% chance to deal no damage to a mining node per charge.
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| {{ItemIcon|Book of Scholars}} || +3% XP in any skill.
 
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| {{ItemIcon|Mole}} || The Mole Familiar provides a 3% chance to obtain an additional ore or rune essence while mining. When paired with {{ItemIcon|Bear}} AND {{ItemIcon|Perfect Swing Potion IV}}, all mining nodes gain +20 Max HP, increasing your overall XP gain per hour.
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| {{ItemIcon|Miner's Helmet}} || +3% chance to do no damage to a Mining node,<br>+2% Mastery XP.
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| {{ItemIcon|Mole}} || +3% chance to get an additional ore or rune essence when mining.<br>When using the {{ItemIcon|Bear|notext=true}} [[Mole#Synergies|Bear synergy]], all mining nodes gain +20 Max HP.
 
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|}
  
 
== Equipment ==
 
== Equipment ==
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.
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Rings:
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! Ring
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! Boost
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| {{ItemIcon|Aorpheats Signet Ring}} || more ores
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| {{ItemIcon|Ancient Ring of Skills}} || more XP
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| {{ItemIcon|Ancient Ring of Mastery}} || more Mastery
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{{ItemIcon|Clue Chasers Insignia}} can be worn to increase the chances of [[Mastery Tokens|mastery tokens]] and [[Mining#Gems|gem]] drops.
  
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|Gems]] if not using {{ItemIcon|Gem Gloves}}.
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Mining offers two gloves that can be purchased from the [[Shop#Gloves|Shop]]:
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! Gloves
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! Price
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! Boost
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| {{ItemIcon|Gem Gloves}} || {{GP|500000}}
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| Guaranteed gem drops with every mining action, aside from {{ItemIcon|Rune Essence}}.<br>Gives a small profit if you sell gems.<br>A viable starting [[Money Making|money-making]] strategy for {{Icon|Adventure}}.
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| {{ItemIcon|Mining Gloves}} || {{GP|75,000}}
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| Increases the base mined quantity to 2 for ores and to 4 for {{ItemIcon|Rune Essence}}.<br>The gains can then be doubled by again by other means such as mastery.
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== Preparation ==
  
== Gloves ==
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Throughout the whole leveling process, it is recommended to have {{ItemIcon|Gem Gloves}} on you with charges. It will provide a stream of gems that you can sell for profit.<br>
Mining offers two alternative gloves, both of which can be purchased from the [[Shop#Gloves|Shop]].
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Keep {{ItemIcon|Emerald|Emeralds}} for {{ItemIcon|Emerald Bolts}} and {{ItemIcon|Diamond|Diamonds}} for {{ItemIcon|Diamond Luck Potion IV|notext=true}} [[Diamond Luck Potion|Diamond Luck potions]].
  
{{ItemIcon|Gem Gloves}} - For a cost of {{GP|500,000}}, Gem Gloves provide 2,000 charges of gloves that guarantee a random Gem to drop every action. It should be noted that these gloves guarantee a small profit per glove and is highly recommend to use these all the way to 99 for an income usually over 10m total. (Does not work on {{ItemIcon|Rune Essence}}.)
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If you don't have money to buy {{ItemIcon|Gem Gloves}}, either sell {{ItemIcon|Mithril Ore}}, smelt and sell {{ItemIcon|Gold Bar|Gold Bars}}, or get money through the {{Skill|Fishing|notext=true}} [[Money Making|Fishing money-making method]].
  
{{ItemIcon|Mining Gloves}} - For a cost of {{GP|75,000}}, Mining Gloves increase the base quantity of ores to 2 (or 4 for {{ItemIcon|Rune Essence}} instead). The base quantity can then be doubled by normal means such as mastery.
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It is also recommended to use any [[Mastery#The Mastery Pool|Mastery Pool]] experience to increase the [[Mastery]] level of nodes that you're about to mine to level 30. The Mastery level of a node increases the [[Mining#Rock HP|Rock HP]], greatly reducing the waiting time for the note to respawn because the nodes will have increasingly larger respawn times the higher you level. Later, it is more beneficial to save the pool experience for the [[Mining#Mastery Pool Checkpoints|Mastery pool checkpoint]] bonuses.
  
 
== Training ==
 
== Training ==
  
=== Mining to Runecrafting & Smithing ===
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Level 1-15: Mine either {{ItemIcon|Tin Ore}} or {{ItemIcon|Copper Ore}}. Ideally in equal amounts so you later smelt {{ItemIcon|Bronze Bar|Bronze Bars}} from them.
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]].
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
==== Level 1-15: Copper/Tin Ore ====
 
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.
 
 
 
==== Level 15-30: Iron Ore ====
 
Mine {{ItemIcon|Iron Ore}} until you unlock {{ItemIcon|Coal Ore}}.
 
 
 
==== Level 30-50: Coal Ore ====
 
Mine {{ItemIcon|Coal Ore}} until you unlock {{ItemIcon|Mithril Ore}}. Any {{ItemIcon|Coal Ore}} mined will be needed for {{Skill|Smithing}} training later.
 
 
 
==== Level 50-99: Mithril Ore ====
 
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:
 
* Mithril is key for {{Skill|Smithing}} training, consuming significantly less {{ItemIcon|Coal Ore}} per bar than higher tier bars
 
* 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
 
* 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
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
==== Level 99: Rune Essence ====
 
With the {{ItemIcon|Mining Skillcape}} equipped you have to mine about {{ItemIcon|Rune Essence|qty=160000}} for {{SkillReq|Runecrafting|99}}. {{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.
 
  
==== Level 99: Coal ore ====
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Level 15-30: {{ItemIcon|Iron Ore}}.
After mining {{ItemIcon|Rune Essence}}, about {{ItemIcon|Coal Ore|qty=235000}} will still be needed. Equipping {{ItemIcon|Gem Gloves}} while mining this is recommended.
 
  
== Mining Rune Essence and Glove Use ==
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Level 30-50: {{ItemIcon|Coal Ore}}. Don't sell it because you will need a lot of it for {{Skill|Smithing}}.
This section and table was developed by soup#8068.
 
  
Assumptions:
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Level 50-70: {{ItemIcon|Mithril Ore}}.
* 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.
 
  
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Level 70-80: {{ItemIcon|Adamantite Ore}}.
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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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| 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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The player should use mining gloves to mine essence, and then gem gloves for coal. A total investment of ~2M GP 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 ({{SkillReq|Fishing|99}}, {{SkillReq|Woodcutting|99}}), then using mining gloves for all mining actions is a more efficient use of time.
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Level 80-99: {{ItemIcon|Runite Ore}}.
  
 
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Revision as of 12:18, 5 January 2022

This page is out of date (v1.0.1).
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 the priority when training Mining (skill).svg Mining. You can buy them at the Shop.

Boosts

There are several items you can use to increase the Mining XP gain:

Name Description
Ancient Ring of Skills (item).svg Ancient Ring of Skills +8% XP in any non-combat skill.
Ko (constellation).svg Ko Up to +15% Mining XP and up to 15% chance to do zero damage to a Mining node.
Firemaking Skillcape (item).svg Firemaking Skillcape +5% XP in any skill.
Pyro (pet).png Pyro +1% XP in any skill.
Cool Rock (pet).svg Cool Rock +5 Max HP to all Mining nodes.
Perfect Swing Potion IV (item).svg Perfect Swing Potion IV Up to 80% chance to deal no damage to a Mining node per charge.
Book of Scholars (item).png Book of Scholars +3% XP in any skill.
Miner's Helmet (item).png Miner's Helmet +3% chance to do no damage to a Mining node,
+2% Mastery XP.
Mole (item).svg Mole +3% chance to get an additional ore or rune essence when mining.
When using the Bear (item).svg Bear synergy, all mining nodes gain +20 Max HP.

Equipment

Rings:

Ring Boost
Aorpheats Signet Ring (item).svg Aorpheats Signet Ring more ores
Ancient Ring of Skills (item).svg Ancient Ring of Skills more XP
Ancient Ring of Mastery (item).svg Ancient Ring of Mastery more Mastery

Clue Chasers Insignia (item).svg Clue Chasers Insignia can be worn to increase the chances of mastery tokens and gem drops.

Mining offers two gloves that can be purchased from the Shop:

Gloves Price Boost
Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves Coins.svg 500,000 Guaranteed gem drops with every mining action, aside from Rune Essence (item).svg Rune Essence.
Gives a small profit if you sell gems.
A viable starting money-making strategy for Adventure.png Adventure.
Mining Gloves (item).svg Mining Gloves Coins.svg 75,000 Increases the base mined quantity to 2 for ores and to 4 for Rune Essence (item).svg Rune Essence.
The gains can then be doubled by again by other means such as mastery.

Preparation

Throughout the whole leveling process, it is recommended to have Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves on you with charges. It will provide a stream of gems that you can sell for profit.
Keep Emerald (item).svg Emeralds for Emerald Bolts (item).svg Emerald Bolts and Diamond (item).svg Diamonds for Diamond Luck Potion IV (item).svg Diamond Luck potions.

If you don't have money to buy Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves, either sell Mithril Ore (item).svg Mithril Ore, smelt and sell Gold Bar (item).svg Gold Bars, or get money through the Fishing (skill).svg Fishing money-making method.

It is also recommended to use any Mastery Pool experience to increase the Mastery level of nodes that you're about to mine to level 30. The Mastery level of a node increases the Rock HP, greatly reducing the waiting time for the note to respawn because the nodes will have increasingly larger respawn times the higher you level. Later, it is more beneficial to save the pool experience for the Mastery pool checkpoint bonuses.

Training

Level 1-15: Mine either Tin Ore (item).svg Tin Ore or Copper Ore (item).svg Copper Ore. Ideally in equal amounts so you later smelt Bronze Bar (item).svg Bronze Bars from them.

Level 15-30: Iron Ore (item).svg Iron Ore.

Level 30-50: Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore. Don't sell it because you will need a lot of it for Smithing (skill).svg Smithing.

Level 50-70: Mithril Ore (item).svg Mithril Ore.

Level 70-80: Adamantite Ore (item).svg Adamantite Ore.

Level 80-99: Runite Ore (item).svg Runite Ore.