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This article is about training the Mining skill. For the skill itself, see Mining
Mining is used to obtain ores and gems. To start Mining no requirements are needed.
Upgrading your pickaxe should be the priority when training Mining. You can buy them at the Shop.
There are several items you can use to increase the Mining XP gain:
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:
| Gem Gloves
||Guaranteed gem drops with every mining action, aside from Rune Essence.|
Gives a small profit if you sell gems.
A viable starting money-making strategy for Adventure.
| Mining Gloves
||Increases the base mined quantity to 2 for ores and to 4 for Rune Essence.|
The gains can then be doubled by again by other means such as mastery.
Throughout the whole leveling process, it is recommended to have Gem Gloves on you with charges. It will provide a stream of gems that you can sell for profit.
Keep Emeralds for Emerald Bolts and Diamonds for Diamond Luck potions.
If you don't have money to buy Gem Gloves, either sell Mithril Ore, smelt and sell Gold Bars, or get money through the 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.
Level 1-15: Mine either Tin Ore or Copper Ore. Ideally in equal amounts so you later smelt Bronze Bars from them.
Level 15-30: Iron Ore.
Level 30-50: Coal Ore. Don't sell it because you will need a lot of it for Smithing.
Level 50-70: Mithril Ore.
Level 70-80: Adamantite Ore.
Level 80-99: Runite Ore.