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This article is about the ore used in smithing. For the Gielinor Games gold ore, see Gold ore (Gielinor Games).
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Gold ore is a type of ore that can be obtained by mining gold ore rocks, requiring a Mining level of 40 or higher, and granting 65 experience. Gold ore can be smelted into gold bars through the Smithing skill, requiring level 40 Smithing. Gold bars can then be crafted to make various pieces of jewellery.


Gold ore
Mining level 40
Obtained from Gold ore rocks
Mining XP 65 XP
Tool XP 7.67 XP
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Gold ore
Mining level 80
Obtained from Concentrated gold rocks
Mining XP 65 XP
Tool XP 7.67 XP
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Store locationsEdit

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Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Ore Seller150Coins 100Coins 100Yes
Ore Store150Coins 100Coins 0Yes
Sani's Orefully Affordable Store150Zemomark10Yes

Mine locationsEdit

For non-members without 40 Crafting, gold ore can be time consuming to mine and bank. However, two rocks can be found in the Rimmington mining site with a Bank deposit box nearby, in the Rimmington Customs Office.

Members with 80 Mining should consider mining concentrated gold rocks in the Living Rock Caverns. However, aggressive, high level (92+) living rock creatures may attack players. It is advisable to wear armour within the caverns, or equipment which makes the creatures unaggressive, such as a golem outfit or Shark outfit. Farli's camp near the exit of the cave has a pulley lift that acts as a deposit box. The official world for mining concentrated gold is world 84.

Location Requirements Members Rocks
Crafting Guild mining site 40 Crafting Crafting No 7
Karamja Volcano mine None No 4
North Crandor mining site Dragon Slayer No 3
Al Kharid mining site None No 2
Rimmington mining site None No 2
Dwarven Mine None No 2
Living Rock Caverns None Yes 4[† 1]
Dondakan's mine Between a Rock..., Gold helmet Yes 146[† 2]
Al Kharid mining site resource dungeon 75 Dungeoneering Dungeoneering Yes 11
North-west Karamja mining site None Yes 10
Keldagrim north mine Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf Yes 8
Lunar Isle mine Lunar Diplomacy Yes 7
Brimhaven mining site None Yes 6
Agility Pyramid mining site None Yes 5
Evil Chicken's Lair mine Recipe for Disaster: Freeing Sir Amik Varze Yes 4
Grand Tree mine The Grand Tree Yes 4
TzHaar City mine None Yes 3
Keldagrim south-west mine None Yes 1[† 3]
  1. ^ 4 Concentrated rocks
  2. ^ 84 Gold ore rocks and 62 Mineral veins
  3. ^ 1 mineral vein

Respawn rateEdit

Gold ore, like all other mined rocks, respawns at a rate inversely proportional to the number of people in the rock's RuneScape world. If the world is empty, the ore respawns in 2 minutes; if it is full (with 2000 players), it respawns in 1 minute. Thus the respawn rate of gold ore is

2-\frac{x}{2000} minutes,

where x is the number of players in the world.

A table of respawn rates is given below.

Players 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000
Respawn time 2:00 1:54 1:48 1:42 1:36 1:30 1:24 1:18 1:12 1:06 1:00

Dropping monstersEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
'Rum'-pumped crabN/A2Common
Angry barbarian spiritN/A1Uncommon
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1Rare
Chaos GiantN/A41–60Common
Chest (Rogues' Castle)N/A1Unknown
Commander ZilyanaN/A100–197Uncommon
Earth implingN/A1Common
Eclectic implingN/A1Uncommon
Enraged barbarian spiritN/A1Uncommon
Fire spiritN/A3–5Uncommon
General malpractitionerN/A2Common
Gnome (monster)N/A1Common
Gnome RestaurantN/A6–11Rare
Gnome childN/A1Common
Gnome womanN/A1Common
Goblin RaiderN/AUnknownUncommon
Greater demonN/A4Common
Greater demon (elite)N/A4Common
Greater reborn warriorN/A4Unknown
Harpie Bug SwarmN/A1Common
Harpie Bug Swarm (elite)N/A1–6Common
Icefiend (Ghorrock)N/A4–5Uncommon
King Black DragonN/A50Uncommon
Lava strykewyrmN/A10–20Uncommon
Lesser demonN/A1–3Uncommon
Living rock protectorN/A3Common
Living rock strikerN/A3Common
Mummy (Jaldraocht Pyramid)N/A1Common
Mummy (Ullek)N/A1Common
Mutated bloodveldN/A5Common
Rare drop tableN/A90–110Uncommon
Skeleton bruteN/A1Uncommon
Skeleton heavyN/A1Rare
Skeleton heroN/A1Common
Skeleton thugN/A1Uncommon
Skeleton warlordN/AUnknownUncommon
Spiritual rangerN/A6Common
Trahaearn workerN/A1Common


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