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The Ultimate 1-99 Mining Guide for Old School RuneScape

Welcome to the ultimate 1-99 Mining guide for Old School RuneScape! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player looking to level up your Mining skill, this comprehensive guide will provide you with all the information you need. From the basics of mining rocks to advanced techniques and strategies, we've got you covered. Let's dive in!

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Getting Started

To begin your mining journey, you'll need some essential items:

  1. Pickaxe: The most crucial tool for mining. As a beginner, start with a Bronze pickaxe. Upgrade to higher-tier pickaxes as you level up.
  2. Essential Quests: Completing certain quests like Doric's Quest, The Dig Site, and The Giant Dwarf can grant you early Mining experience and unlock new areas.

Rock Types and Locations

Throughout Gielinor, you'll find various types of rocks that yield different ores. Here are some commonly mined rocks and their locations:

  1. Tin and Copper: These ores can be found in the Lumbridge Swamp, Varrock, and Rimmington.
  2. Iron: Look for iron rocks in Al Kharid, Mining Guild, and Falador.
  3. Coal: This valuable ore can be mined in places like Mining Guild, Fossil Island, and Keldagrim.
  4. Gold: Mine gold rocks in Crafting Guild, Arzinian Mine, and Brimhaven.
  5. Mithril: Search for mithril rocks in Falador, Yanille, and Arzinian Mine.
  6. Adamantite: These rocks can be found in the Mining Guild, Karamja Volcano, and Arzinian Mine.
  7. Runite: The rarest and most valuable ore, located in the Heroes' Guild Mine, Karamja Volcano, and Wilderness.

Levelling Methods

  1. Levels 1-15: Begin by mining copper and tin rocks in the Lumbridge Swamp or Varrock. Bank the ores for later use or sell them to make some gold.

    • XP Rates: Approximately 5000 XP per hour.
  2. Levels 15-30: Transition to mining iron rocks in Al Kharid or the Mining Guild. Continue banking the ores for later use or profit.

    • XP Rates: Around 15,000 XP per hour.
  3. Levels 30-55: Focus on mining coal at locations like the Mining Guild, Fossil Island, or Keldagrim.

    • XP Rates: Expect around 25,000 XP per hour.
  4. Levels 55-70: Switch to mining mithril ores in Falador, Yanille, or Arzinian Mine.

    • XP Rates: Approximately 35,000 XP per hour.
  5. Levels 70-85: Start mining adamantite rocks, preferably in the Mining Guild or Karamja Volcano.

    • XP Rates: Anticipate around 40,000 XP per hour.
  6. Levels 85-99: The pinnacle of your mining journey! Mine runite ores located in the Heroes' Guild Mine, Karamja Volcano, or Wilderness.

    • XP Rates: Around 45,000 XP per hour.

Additional Tips

  1. Mining Guild: Accessible with level 60 Mining, the Mining Guild offers numerous rocks of various types. It's an ideal location for leveling up your mining skill.
  2. Rockertunities: Pay attention to the game messages while mining. Occasionally, you'll receive rockertunities that provide bonus XP when successfully mined.
  3. Mining Outfit: Obtain the Prospector's outfit from the Motherlode Mine or purchase it with nuggets earned from the MLM shop. This outfit grants a Mining experience boost.
  4. Blast Mining: Once you reach level 75 Mining, you can try your hand at Blast Mining in Lovakengj. It provides an alternative method to train your Mining skill.

That wraps up our ultimate 1-99 Mining guide for Old School RuneScape! Follow these tips and methods diligently, and before you know it, you'll become a master miner. Happy mining and best of luck on your adventures!

Note: Experience rates may vary depending on factors such as player efficiency and competition for resources.