Mining is a skill that lets you obtain gems & ores that later can aid in training a variety of skills. It is a gathering skill and for that reason the items you gather while training it can bring you a lot of money. In this Ezrsgold OSRS 1-99 mining guide we will talk about these topics:

  1. Free to play mining training

  2. Members mining training

  3. Most profitable ways to train mining

  4. Fastest mining xp methods

  5. AFK mining training

  6. Other training methods


Free-to-Play Mining Training


To kick things off here are the pickaxes you will be using throughout your training. Same pickaxes will be used on both F2P and P2P worlds, however, once you become a member you will unlock a few additional pickaxes that can help you train faster. If you want to save money on membership we recommend buying a bond with OSRS gold and if you need gold, you can buy it from Ezrsgold.

Pickaxe Progression: 

  1. Iron- Level 1

osrs iron pickaxe

  1. Mithril- Level 21

OSRS mithril pickaxe

  1. Adamant- Level 31

adamant pickaxe old school runescape mining

  1. Rune- Level 41

rune pickaxe


Note: Bronze, Steel, and Black Pickaxes are skipped as they do not provide enough of an upgrade to warrant using them.


F2P Mining XP Quests


Quest

Experience Reward

Mining Level Requirement

Other Requirements

Doric’s Quest

1300

-

-


Level 1-15 - Copper and Tin

copper & tin ore

Mining Copper and Tin is the best way to get from Level 1 to Level 15. The easiest place to do this is in the South-East corner of Lumbridge Swamp. The closest bank, however, is the Varrock East Bank while using the mine south-east of Varrock, yet it should be noted that this location, unless you train in member worlds,  is often heavily populated, usually with bots.

  • Experience needed: 2,410

  • Ores needed: 138

You should be using the highest level pickaxe you can use according to the Pickaxe Progression list from above. It should be noted that you DO NOT need to be able to wield the pickaxe in order to use it.It is recommended to achieve the necessary melee levels to wield each pickaxe as not having it will mean one less inventory space for ore, increasing the number of inventories and time required to reach your Mining Level goal.


Levels 15-99 – Iron Ore

iron ore

The fastest method of getting from level 15 to level 99 is by mining iron rocks. This can be done in various locations. If you do not want/need the ores, then the best place are the 3 rocks in the Al Kharid Mine. Here, you can mine all 3 ores in one tick a piece by using a Rune Pickaxe, then drop all three, at this time the first rock you mined should respawn.This is known as “power mining.” However, it is often busy and low level players will have to deal with Scorpions(level 14) and bots. The Dwarven Mine is also a good spot for power mining, but the bank is not accessible to F2P players. If you want to bank, you have to go to East Falador. This bank is accessible through the Falador access staircase in the South-East of the mine, and opens to the North-East of Falador.

  • Experience needed: 13,032,020 

  • Ores needed: 372,344

  • Experience rate: From lvl 41(Rune Pickaxe) to 99, a maximum of 50k xp/hr 

    • With tick manipulation(not recommended as it requires an alt account), 65k xp/hr

  • Profit (if banking): 52,872,848 GP

Tick Manipulation Guide:

 3-tick Mining

Other F2P training methods

Level 85-99 – Runite Ore

osrs rune ore

Runite mining is a profitable, afk, method to Level 99 Mining that you should start at Level 85.

  • Experience needed: 9,775,837

  • Ore needed: 78,207

  • Profit: 872,711,913 GP


Members(Pay-to-Play) Mining Training

As a member you unlock a lot of different mining training methods as well as new mining gear that boosts your xp rates and allows you to make more money. Below is all the necessary gear you should use while mining.


Pickaxe Progression: 

  1. Up to Rune, the same as Free to Play - Level 41

  2. Dragon- Level 61

osrs dragon pickaxe

  1. Crystal(optional and only available after Song of the Elves)- Level 71

osrs crystal pickaxe


Note: Bronze, Steel, and Black Pickaxes are skipped as they do not provide enough of an upgrade to warrant using them.


Mining Experience Boosting Equipment

  1. Prospector Outfit - Obtained from Motherlode Mine

mining xp boosting equipment for osrs


    1. Cost: 180 Golden Nuggets in total

    2. Effect: Increases experience from mining by 2.5%


  1. Mining Gloves - Obtained from Mining Guild

    1. Cost: 

      1. Regular: 60 Unidentified Mineralsmining gloves

 



      1. Superior: 120 Unidentified Mineralssuperior mining gloves




      1. Expert: 60 Unidentified Minerals with Regular and Superior Mining Glovesexpert mining gloves

    1. Effect: While mining, there is a chance the rock will not be depleted. It stacks with Mining Cape of Accomplishment and Varrock Armour.


  1. Varrock Armour 1-4 - Obtained from Completing Varrock Achievement Diaries

    1. Effect: When Worn

      1. 1: 10% Chance of mining 2 ores at once, up to coal, granting xp for both.

      2. 2: 10% Chance of mining 2 ores at once, up to mithril, granting xp for both.

      3. 3: 10% Chance of mining 2 ores at once, up to adamant, granting xp for both.

      4. 4: 10% Chance of mining 2 ores at once, granting xp for both.

        1. Acts as Prospector Jacket

        2. If you receive a gem roll instead of an ore roll, you will receive 2 gems.

    2. Note: The effects do not work at Motherlode Mine, Blast Mine, Volcanic Mine, Dense Runestone, Salt Mine, Daeyalt Essence, Gem Rocks, or for Unidentified Minerals.


All Quests for Mining Experience:

Quest

Experience Reward

Mining Level Requirement

Other Requirements

The Forsaken Tower

500

-

20% Lovakengj Favour

Doric’s Quest

1300

-

-

Plague City

2425

-

-

The Giant Dwarf

2500

-

14 Thieving, 12 Crafting, 16 Firemaking, 33 Magic

Heroes' Quest

2575

50

55 Quest Points, 53 Cooking, 53 Fishing, 25 Herblore

Another Slice of H.A.M.

3000

-

15 Attack, 25 Prayer

The Lost Tribe

3000

17

13 Agility, 13 Thieving

Between a Rock...

5000

40

30 Defense, 50 Smithing

Enakhra’s Lament

7000

45(optional)

50 Crafting, 45 Firemaking, 43 Prayer, 39 Magic

Making Friends with My Arm

10000

72

35 Construction, 66 Firemaking, 68 Agility

The Dig Site

15300

-

10 Agility, 10 Herblore, 25 Thieving

Dragon Slayer II

18000

68

200 Quest Points, 75 Magic, 70 Smithing, 62 Crafting, 60 Agility, 60 Thieving, 50 Construction, 50 Hitpoints

Song of the Elves

20000

70

70 Agility, 70 Construction, 70 Farming, 70 Herblore, 70 Hunter, 70 Smithing, 70 Woodcutting

Total

90600






OSRS Fastest Mining XP 

Level 15-75 - 3-Tick Iron

The best place to mine iron with this method is in the Legends' Guild(this requires legend’s quest), which has 4 iron rocks close to each other in the eastern part. Start the 3-tick cycle with an herb and tar(or a knife and a log) while moving between rocks, and drop the ores between mining actions. This method is faster than using a triangle spot to Power Mine, but it is only recommended for players who plan on 3-tick mining granite starting at level 75, because of how advanced and difficult it is.

Experience Rate: 70k-80k depending on Pickaxe

Level 75-99 - 3-Tick Granite

granite rocks

3-tick mining granite offers the fastest Mining experience in the game, however it is extremely click-intensive and difficult to learn. You must use tick manipulation to 3-tick granite, otherwise the experience rates are not worth it.

The granite rocks are located in the south-west area of the Quarry, which has 4 granite rocks close to each other. The fastest way there is to teleport with the Camulet. You must have some sort of desert heat protection in order to survive, the Desert amulet 4 provides immunity to the desert heat while worn, you could also wear the Hitpoints cape and the regen bracelet to outheal the damage taken from desert heat. If neither of those are a possibility, you can bring waterskins and refill them with Humidify.

Players should drop the mined pieces of granite on the ground between mining actions. You must click on the next ore rock after starting the 3-tick action, then quickly dropping the granite, before clicking the rock again. This requires high accuracy and is very click intensive, but it is well worth the time saved.

  • Experience Rate: 90k-95k xp/hr at level 75

    • 105k-115k xp/hr at higher levels

    • 125k-130k xp/hr at level 99 with the Mining Cape perk

OSRS Mining money making guide

There are various ways you can make money with this skill, however, here are the most profitable ways to 99 mining.


Motherlode Mine: 

mlm golden nugetsmlm prospector outfit

Mining in the Motherlode Mine is a slow method of training Mining, but it requires a relatively low amount of effort and offers decent profit at higher levels. This requires Level 30 Mining, but it is advised that you use faster methods until level 55 as you can not receive Mithril from the pay dirt. For those looking for an AFK method of mining this provided the most XP per hour, and was very close to the highest profit per hour compared to mining Amethyst which has a higher level requirement. 

Completing medium tasks of the Falador Achievement Diary grants the player access to a shortcut (requires 54 Agility) within the Motherlode Mine. An increase in chance of receiving Higher-Level ores will occur with the completion of the Elite Achievement Diary.

You will receive golden nuggets by cleaning pay-dirt(what is mined in the Motherlode Mine) which can be used to purchase the Prospector outfit from the NPC within Motherlode mine named Prospector Percy. The Prospector outfit adds a bonus 2.5% experience while mining. Having all the parts from the prospector kit is a requirement for completing the hard task of the Falador Achievement Diary.

When you reach level 72 Mining and have obtained 100 golden nuggets, you should unlock the upper levels of the mine. The upper levels have better ore veins that deplete after a set amount of time, rather than on a chance per Pay Dirt like the lower level.

  • Experience Rate: 30k xp/hr at level 70

    • 42k xp/hr at level 85

    • 53k xp/hr at level 99

  • Profit: 300k GP/hr




Levels 61–75/99: Gem rocks

osrs gem mining moneymaking

Mining gem rocks at the underground portion of the Shilo Village mine becomes a viable option for players who have completed hard tasks of the Karamja Achievement Diary. There is a nearby Bank Deposit Box that you should deposit your gems into once you have received a full inventory. Gem rocks are the fastest method to obtain the Mining Pet, the Rock Golem. They are also the only reliable source of opal, jade and red topaz, which is very useful for ironmen.

It is advisable to purchase a gem bag from Motherlode Mine to lessen banking. Less banking = more profit.

  • Profit: 893,881 GP/hr

OSRS AFK Mining methods

Levels 30–99: Motherlode Mine

nuggets from motherload minemining items from motherload mine

Mining in the Motherlode Mine is an afk method for training Mining and offers decent profit. Level 30 is required to mine there. This method is very close to the highest profit per hour of mining Amethyst, which requires Level 92 Mining. 

Completing the Medium Falador Achievement Diary gives you access to an agility shortcut in the Motherlode Mine. Completion of the Elite diary will increase the chance of receiving higher-level ores.

Players can obtain golden nuggets from the Motherlode Mine. These are used to purchase the Prospector Outfit from Prospector Percy, which adds an additional 2.5% experience while mining everywhere. Once you have reached level 72 Mining and gotten 100 golden nuggets after the Prospector Outfit, you should unlock the upper levels of the mine. The upper level deplete after they have been mined for a set amount of time, unlike in the lower area, where it's a random chance per pay-dirt, which makes the vein last longer on average.

Levels 61–75/99: Gem rocks

Mining gem rocks at the underground portion of the Shilo Village mine becomes a viable option for players who have completed hard tasks of the Karamja Achievement Diary. There is a nearby Bank Deposit Box that you should deposit your gems into once you have received a full inventory. Gem rocks are the fastest method to obtain the Mining Pet, the Rock Golem. They are also the only reliable source of opal, jade and red topaz, which is very useful for ironmen. If you end up making a lot of money with this method be sure to sell your gold to Ezrsgold and make some real money playing runescape!

It is advisable to purchase a gem bag from Motherlode Mine to lessen banking. Less banking = more profit.

  • Experience Rate: Varies

  • Profit: 893,881 GP/hr





Levels 92-99: Amethyst

mining guide - amethyse mining

Mining Amethyst is a popular afk method, though the sacrifice in XP per hour is considered to not be worth it unless you need amethyst or are looking for very low intensity training.

  • Experience Rate: 19k-24k xp/hr

  • Profit: 310k GP/HR

Other Mining Methods

Levels 70–99: Volcanic Mine

The Volcanic Mine minigame on Fossil Island offers relatively fast experience and it requires a low amount of effort to participate in. However, it requires teamwork and is not very profitable, therefore it is not recommended.It is recommended to not use this method until Level 70, even though you unlock it at Level 50.

To enter the mine, you are required to have completed the Bone Voyage quest, earned at least 150 Kudos, and have claimed the five unidentified small fossils from Peter after fully building the Museum Camp. Players must also pay Petrified Pete 30 numulite every time they wish to enter the mine. You will slightly profit numulite in the mine over a long period of time.

The official world is 323, but you should make your own team to ensure teamwork. Having 3 to 5 players is optimal, although duo is viable if you both have experience with the minigame. It is also possible solo, but it requires much more effort and practice, and the experience rates are slightly slower than in a team.

  • Experience Rate: 65k-70k xp/hr at Level 70

    • 75k-80k xp/hr at Level 85

    • 85k-90k xp/hr at Level 99 with a Dragon Pickaxe

    • Using a Crystal Pickaxe starting at Level 71, you can receive an additional 5k xp/hr


Levels 75–99: Blast Mine

The Blast Mine minigame(requires 100% Lovakengj favour) offers decent experience and good profit starting at Level 75. This is because you can obtain runite ore at that level, which is where most of the profit comes from. It is recommended to start at Level 75, as the lack of runite ores at levels lower than this will severely lower experience and profit. Having a higher Mining Level increases the chances of obtaining better ores which, in turn, increases profit and experience.

Bring noted dynamites along with unnoted ones, a chisel, a tinderbox, and a stamina potion. As soon as you run out of dynamite,unnote more dynamite for blasting at the nearest bank chest. Using the Graceful Outfit is very beneficial to save run energy. The Dragon Pickaxe should be used to increase your chances of obtaining Higher-Level ores, since the chance is based on your mining level. Equip the Prospector outfit when collecting the ores from the operator for extra experience, similar to wearing goldsmith gauntlets at Blast Furnace.

  • Experience Rate: 55k xp/hr at Level 75

    • 65k xp/hr at Level 90

    • 70k-75k xp/hr at Level 99


Essence Mining:

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