|Release||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|Ore||Gold ore (189 coins)|
|This rock contains gold.|
Gold ore rocks is a protruding rock containing gold ore. A player with a Mining level of 40 or higher can mine gold ore from rocks found in various mines, granting 65 Mining experience for each ore mined.
- Crafting Guild mining site - 7 rocks
- Karamja Volcano mine - 4 rocks
- North Crandor mining site - 3 rocks
- Al Kharid mining site - 2 rocks
- Rimmington mining site - 2 rocks
- Dwarven Mine - 2 rocks
- Dondakan's mine - 146 rocks
- Al Kharid mining site resource dungeon - 11 rocks
- North-west Karamja mining site - 10 rocks
- Keldagrim north mine - 8 rocks
- Lunar Isle mine - 7 rocks
- Brimhaven mining site - 6 rocks
- Agility Pyramid mining site - 5 rocks
- Evil Chicken's Lair mine - 4 rocks
- Grand Tree mine - 4 rocks
- TzHaar City mine - 3 rocks
- Keldagrim south-west mine - 1 rock
Currently gold ore rocks respawn in 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Gold ore rocks used to respawn at a rate inversely proportional to the number of people in the rock's RuneScape world before the update on 13 March 2017. If the world was empty, the ore respawned in 2 minutes; if it was full (with 2000 players), it respawned in 1 minute. Thus the respawn rate of gold ore was
where x is the number of players in the world.
A table of the historical respawn rates is given below.