Resource dungeons (also known as Surface Dungeons) are dungeons requiring a minimum Dungeoneering level to enter, and which give a one-time experience reward for discovering — along with other resources. These resources include new monster spawns such as frost dragons and mining rocks, trees, and herb spawns. Note that while an experience bonus is given for finding a dungeon, Dungeoneering tokens are not awarded to match the bonus. This is similar to using experience lamps or penguin points to train Dungeoneering, as neither of those methods award tokens either. Finding all 18 currently released dungeons gives a total one-time experience reward of over 130,000 experience, or 12,000 experience for non members.
There are currently a total of 18 resource dungeons. These are all accessible as soon as the required level is reached, except for the Braindeath Island 'Rum'-geon (which also requires completing the A Clockwork Syringe quest), the Dragontooth Island resource dungeon (which also requires completing the One of a Kind quest), the Dwarven Mine resource dungeon in the Mining Guild which requires 60 Mining, and the Baxtorian Falls resource dungeon which requires Waterfall Quest to be started.
- Resource dungeons were first mentioned in the May 2010 Developers' Blog Beyond the Release and mentioned again in the July Behind the Scenes update.