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Classic Runestone
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Rune pickaxe
Rune pickaxe
Release date 27 May 2003 (Update)
Members No
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Lendable Yes
Equipable Yes
Stackable No
High alch 19,200 coins
Low alch 12,800 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 32,000 coins
Exchange price 18,519 coins (info)
Buy limit 100
Examine Used for mining.
Weight 2.2 kg
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Rune pickaxe detail

The Rune pickaxe is a pickaxe that is stronger than the Adamant pickaxe. It requires level 50 Attack to wield and level 41 Mining to mine with. It can be used in combat or in Mining to extract ore from rocks. It is also the strongest pickaxe available for non-members. (Members can acquire Crystal pickaxe, Dragon pickaxe or Inferno Adze pickaxe - Crystal pickaxe needs 70 attack to wield and 71 mining to use, dragon pickaxe requires level 60 attack to wield and 61 mining to use and the inferno adze requires level 41 Mining and level 92 Firemaking and mines at the same speed as rune pickaxe.) When a player mines with a rune pickaxe, they will obtain ores at a significantly faster rate than when using an Adamant pickaxe. Players can make a Rune pickaxe with the Smithing skill at level 90 by using 2 rune bars after the completion of the Perils of Ice Mountain quest. Rune pickaxes can be purchased from Nurmof's Pickaxe Shop in the Dwarven Mine and at Tati's Pickaxe-Is-Mine in Keldagrim. One is also received at the completion of the Between a Rock... quest. It is also a drop from Warped tortoises. A rune pickaxe (or better) is required to complete the TokTz-Ket-Dill quest.

The Rune pickaxe can be gilded by the Liquid gold nymph after receiving the full Golden mining suit, creating the Gilded rune pickaxe. It is cosmetic and gives no more bonuses than the regular pickaxe.

As of 17 June 2013, this pickaxe can be stored on a toolbelt, although it cannot be taken off. Doing this has no requirements, and it will act as the highest-level pickaxe you can use.

Combat StatsRune pickaxe equipped

A player wielding a Rune pickaxe

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

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
General Graardor6241Uncommon
Warped tortoise721Uncommon
Living rock striker921Very rare
Warped terrorbird821Very rare


  • Before the Grand Exchange, the rune pickaxe generally cost around 25,000 coins.
  • The Rune Pickaxe used against TokTz-Ket-Dill in dominion tower is golden named (showing it's a member's item), unlike the normal Rune Pickaxe which is silver named.
  • On 9 September 2009, the Rune pickaxe received an update to change its equipped figure and item image.

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