# Gold ore rocks

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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.

## Respawn rateEdit

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

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

where x is the number of players in the world.

A table of the historical 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