Welcome to the Runescapegold2007 official mining guide. In this guide and manual, you will find information on various ores, pickaxes, levels, as well as many other useful details. If you are looking for specific information and know which section it would be under, it is as easy as clicking the section, you want to go to in the Table of Contents and it will take you to that section. So sit back and relax for a while, and we will do our best to explain mining simply and clearly.
Mining is probably the most expansive skill in the game, with 14 different types of rocks, tens if not hundreds of mines throughout the world of RuneScape, and being directly associated with the skill that supplies people with weapons and armour. Mining in itself, just ores and bars, accounts for more than 15% of the RuneScape economy.
Mining is a simple, almost self-explanatory skill. To increase your mining level, you mine ores. The higher you raise your level, the more types of ores and rocks you can mine. Once you know your way around mining well you will be able to tell the content of a rock simply by looking at its colour. However, if you do not, there is a handy feature to help you. If you are unsure about a rock, you first want to right-click on it, then click “Prospect.” Your character will then proceed to tell you what is (or perhaps is not) in it.
If you have a pickaxe in your inventory or you are wielding it, you can start mining by finding a level 1 ore, which would be either clay, tin, or copper. It will come slowly at first, but as your level improves, you will find that you get the ores faster with each try.
After you successfully mine an ore, the rock you mined it from will go “grey” temporarily. This means there are no ores available in the rock. Once its colour returns, you can mine it again. The time it remains empty depends on several things. First, each rock has a separate “base” respawn time or the amount of time it takes for the ore to return. This base changes by the amount of people on a server; the more people in the world, the faster the respawn time, and the faster you get your next ore.