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Classic Runestone
Old School RuneScape icon
Mithril pickaxe
Mithril pickaxe
Release date 27 May 2003 (Update)
Members No
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable Yes
Stackable No
High alch 780 coins
Low alch 520 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 1,300 coins
Exchange price 412 coins (info)
Buy limit 100
Examine Used for mining.
Weight 1.8 kg
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Mithril pickaxe detail

The mithril pickaxe is a pickaxe stronger than the steel pickaxe. It requires level 30 Attack to wield, and level 21 Mining to mine with. It can be used in combat or in Mining to mine rocks. Since the 7 May 2008 update, players can make mithril pickaxes using Smithing, after completion of the Perils of Ice Mountain quest. Level 55 or higher Smithing, 2 mithril bars are required to do so, granting 100 Smithing experience. Players can purchase this pickaxe from Nurmof's Pickaxe Shop in the Dwarven Mine.

Some people prefer using them while Runecrafting at the Abyss, claiming they are nearly as good as a rune Pickaxe, yet weigh less. This is a minor trade-off as players will have greater run energy due to the lower weight, and mid to high level miners will not notice the slight difference in time it takes to use the pickaxe for activities in the Abyss.

The mithril pickaxe can be gilded by the liquid gold nymph after receiving the full golden mining suit, creating the gilded mithril pickaxe. It is cosmetic and gives no more bonuses than the regular pickaxe.

Its appearance was altered by the 9 September 2009 update.

As of 17 June 2013, this pickaxe can be stored on a toolbelt.

Combat StatsMithril pickaxe equipped

A player wielding a Mithril pickaxe.

Skill requirements
30 Attack-icon
Attack MeleeWeapon slot
Constitution-iconLife points0
Strength bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average

Dropping monsters Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Living rock protector1321Common
Living rock striker1321Uncommon
Dagannoth Rex3031Uncommon


  • Before the Evolution of Combat, the mithril pickaxe had an Attack requirement of 20 to wield.

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