To start mining you'll first need to obtain a pickaxe. The better the pickaxe, the faster you will be able to mine ore. In addition to the Mining level requirement to use, pickaxes also require a certain Attack level to wield. Most pickaxes are sold by a Dwarf named Nurmof in the Dwarven Mines. Bronze pickaxes can also be bought from most general stores for 1 gp. Below is a list of pickaxes.
While training the Dungeoneering skill, you will occasionally see different types of rocks that you can mine. The ores that you receive can be smelted and smithed into various weapons and armours. For more information on everything you can smith, please refer to our Smithing guide.
Below is a table showing all the different kinds of pickaxes available to you while Dungeoneering.
Below is a table showing all the different kinds of rocks that you can mine while Dungeoneering.
At certain dungeoneering levels, you will be able to unlock resource dungeons, some of which have more mining rocks inside them. These are a great advantage, as they normally have more rocks, or rarer rocks, inside them.
There is a way to temporarily raise your Mining level. Go to the bar in Falador, and talk to the barmaid. Order a Dwarven stout (they cost 3 Coins each). When you drink it, your Mining level will temporarily go up by 1, as will your Smithing level. Drinking the stout will also lower some levels, but they will restore within a few minutes. These are also available free in the Dwarven pass under the Wolf Mountains (must have completed Fishing Contest to access) between Taverley and Catherby. It is also possible to brew Dwarven stouts, which may occasionally produce a Dwarven stout (m); these add two to your Mining and Smithing levels.
The coal trucks mine is located west of Seers' Village and north of the Fishing Guild. 18 coal rocks and 2 carts can be found in this mining area. It is considered to be one of the best ways for low leveled miners to gather coal. The easiest option to reach the area is to teleport to the Seers' Village lodestone and then run west past the McGrubor's Wood until you reach a log balance, which requires 20 Agility to cross. Players who do not have this level will have to take the long route south past the Fishing Guild.
Instead of mining and depositing in the bank, you put all the coal you mine into a coal truck, that holds up to 224 coal. When you have filled up a truck, it will automatically be moved along the track to the mining depot, northwest of the Seers' Village bank. Coal will never disappear from the truck ad can be withdrawn at any moment. To check how much coal is in the truck, just right click it and select the investigate option. Before returning to the village, it is advised to fill up your inventory with another load of coal to maximize your yield. With your full inventory, teleport back to the village using the lodestone and remove the coal from the truck in the depot into your inventory. It will take a couple of runs from and to the bank to empty out a truck completely.
Hint: Seer's headbands will increase the amount of coal a truck hold (up to 252 for the Seer's headband 1, 280 or the headband 2, and 308 for the headband 3). The fourth upgrade of the headband will not increase the carried load but will automatically bank the first 200 pieces of coal you deposit in a truck.
Sometimes when you are mining, you will find a gem. These can either be sold or cut and used to craft amulets and the like. The higher the level needed to mine a rock, the higher the chance of finding a gem. You will also find more gems if you are wearing an enchanted dragonstone Amulet of Glory (members only). Members can mine gems at the Shilo Village mine inside the walls (must have completed Shilo Village Quest), which yields only gems (any gem from opals to diamonds).
This is a members-only feature. If you have completed the Shilo Village Quest, you will gain access to some gem rocks. Mining each gem yields 65 Mining experience. The rocks randomly yield uncut Jade, Opal, Red Topaz, Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby, or Diamond gems.
The Mining Guild is located in Falador and attached to the Dwarven Mines. You need level 60 Mining to enter. Inside, there are 37 Coal rocks and 5 Mithril rocks.
In the Shooting Star Distractions and Diversions, you hunt the surface for fallen meteorites. By using a telescope in the study of a player owned house, you may predict where the next star in going to land. Once you have spotted the star, you can start mining it. Each layer requires a certain Mining level to be mined, with a minimum of level 10 Mining. While mining you will receive mining experience and Stardust. When you have mined it down to its core, a Star sprite will be released. Talk to this creature to exchange your stardust for a reward. Star sprites can only reward you once per day, and you can only carry or have in the bank a maximum of 200 Stardust at any time.
Seren stones are found in the Elf City of Prifddinas in the Trahaearn sector. These stones are much like the rocks found in the Living rock cavern and contain more than one ore each. When you mine then you will gain Corrupted ore, this ore is stackable meaning you do not have to bank. After 70 ore has been mined from a stone it will fall through a trapdoor and a new stone will quickly replace it. You will gain 296.7 xp per successful mining attempt, or 426.7 xp if the Voice of Seren is affecting the trahaearn sector. After you have mined your first 100 Corrupted ore you will gain the title 'of the Trahaearn', this title is a requirement for the Completionist cape. The only use for Corrupted ore is to smelt it for 150 Smithing xp.