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This article is about training the Mining skill. For the skill itself, see Mining.


It is recommended to use Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves while leveling. They 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 I (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.svg Mastery level of nodes that you're about to mine to level 30. The Mastery.svg Mastery level of a node increases the Rock HP, greatly reducing the waiting time for the node to respawn. Later, it is more beneficial to save the pool experience for the Mastery pool bonuses.

Follow the list below. Mine Copper Ore (item).svg Copper Ore and Tin Ore (item).svg Tin Ore in approximately equal amounts for Smithing (skill).svg Smithing, and keep all Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore for the same reason.

Level Ore
1-15 Copper Ore (item).svg Copper Ore or Tin Ore (item).svg Tin Ore
15-30 Iron Ore (item).svg Iron Ore
30-50 Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore
50-80 Mithril Ore (item).svg Mithril Ore
80-99 Runite Ore (item).svg Runite Ore

We transition from Mithril Ore (item).svg Mithril directly to Runite Ore (item).svg Runite because otherwise we stretch the mastery thin across the ores, which leads to more ore-respawn downtime, resulting in slower progression.



Action Time


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.svg Mastery.

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