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Granite may also refer to Granite equipment or Granite rocks.
Granite (500g)
Granite (500g)Granite (2kg)Granite (5kg)
Release date 23 January 2006 (Update)
Members? Yes
Quest item? Enakhra's Lament
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? No
High Alch 0 coins
Low Alch 0 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 500g:
370 coins
2kg:
1,176 coins
5kg:
2,538 coins
Examine A tiny chunk of granite.
Weight 0.5 kg
2 kg
5 kg
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Granite is a rock that can only be mined from granite rocks at the Western desert mining site south of the Bandit Camp in the Kharidian Desert. In this quarry, as elsewhere in the desert, desert heat will continually reduce the player's Lifepoints unless the player has waterskins in inventory or is wearing an Enchanted water tiara. Prior to January 2007, no water was required in the quarry.

Types of graniteEdit

A player must have Mining level of 45 or greater to mine granite, which yields the following experience depending on the size the granite block mined:

Size XP Exchange Price
Granite (500g) 500g 50 Coins 250 370
Granite (2kg) 2kg 60 Coins 1000 1,176
Granite (5kg) 5kg 75 Coins 1000 2,538

UsesEdit

Granite is required in:

Mining graniteEdit

Granite respawns quickly. This means a player can mine continuously at a group of only 3-4 rocks. (For lower mining levels, just 2 rocks is sufficient.) It can be found South-East of Bandit Camp.

When granite is mined, the player receives one of the three sizes of granite blocks. Players with higher mining levels are more likely to get larger blocks. When wearing Varrock armour 2 or above with the armour effect active, the size of the second block of granite will be the same as the first block.

Mining granite is a great way to level the mining skill up quick, while earning a fair amount of money too. To maximise both xp and money rates it is advised to drop the 500g pieces. With a war tortoise and a ring of duelling teleport, each trip will take around 6 mins. With a mining level of above 75 and use of strong mining urns (2 per trip), that will grant 50k exp/hour and 750k gp per hour

Splitting graniteEdit

Granite cutting
A player splitting granite.

By using a chisel, the player can split the larger blocks into 500g ones: four 500g blocks from 2 kg, and ten from 5 kg (first by cutting the 5 kg block into two 2 kg and two 500g blocks, and then cutting the 2 kg blocks). 500g blocks used to occasionally be in great demand because there were the sole tertiary component for infusing Granite lobster Summoning pouches, but a recent update allowed any size granite to be used for the pouches. The 500g block remains most popular for making the pouches, as it allows the most efficient use of the granite and thus fewer trips to the quarry. Mining granite, keeping and banking only the 5 kg blocks, and later chiselling them down to 500g can yield many of these small blocks fairly quickly. If time spent mining is a concern, keeping and banking the 5 kg and 2 kg blocks yields many 500g blocks almost as fast.

All of one weight of block can be split at once with the "split all" option. Up to 7 blocks can be split at a time this way (because each block splits into 4 smaller ones - 4 500g blocks for the 2 kg, and 2 500g and 2 2 kg blocks for the 5 kg). This allows for less clicking, making splitting less of a chore than it used to be.

Price historyEdit

Before the update on 9 September 2008 which allowed players to chisel Granite pieces into Granite (500g), Granite (2 kg) and Granite (5 kg) were worth very little compared to Granite (500g), since only Granite (500g) could be used in making Granite lobster pouches. Because the 5 kg and 2 kg pieces could now be cut into 10 and 4 of the 500g pieces, respectively, Jagex fixed their prices at 10 and 4 times the price of the 500g pieces. This led to the 2 kg and 5 kg pieces of granite undergoing one of the biggest price spikes of all time, rising from 6 coins to 1,580 coins each, 263.33 times its previous price, in just one day. Similarly, the 5 kg piece rose from 10 coins to 4,232 coins, 423.2 times its previous price.


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