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Runite ore is obtained from mining runite ore rocks, requiring level 85 Mining, and granting 125 Mining experience. Runite can be smelted in a furnace with 8 coal to form a Rune bar, requiring level 85 Smithing. Rune bars can be smithed into various types of weapons and armour.

After being mined, runite rocks take between 12.5 to 25 minutes to respawn, depending on the population of the server; the more populated the server, the shorter the respawn time. Runite rocks inside the Wilderness respawn 33% quicker.

Using the superior locator, a reward from Mobilising Armies, players can teleport to one of five runite mines across RuneScape. Players should be aware that two of the five possible locations are within the wilderness, and the player may encounter player killers; no warning will be given upon activation of the locator.

At level 96 Divination, 6 adamantite ores and 10 incandescent energy may be transmuted into 1 runite ore, granting 23.2 Divination experience and yielding a gross profit of 1,350 coins.


Runite ore
Mining level 85
Obtained from Runite ore rocks
Mining XP 125 XP
Tool XP 14.75 XP
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The runite rocks in the wilderness

For non-members without 45 Dungeoneering, runite ore can be dangerous to mine. Two rocks can be found at the Lava Maze runite mining site.

An alternative to the Wilderness is the Mining guild resource dungeon. This mine is more popular because it is safer, and as such it can be very hard to find a rock that hasn't already been mined. The release of this mining site more than doubled the number of non-member runite rocks; the following oversupply of ores significantly deflated the price of Runite ore.

For members, several other less dangerous options exist to mine runite, including the Heroes' Guild, Keldagrim north mine, and the Neitiznot runite vein. These ores are often mined and as a result are usually depleted. If the voice of Seren is active in the Trahaearn clan district in Prifddinas, runite rocks can become harmonised and are similar to gold and coal deposits in the Living Rock Cavern. Harmonised runite rocks allow multiple ores to be collected from one rock until the rock deactivates.

Location Requirement Members Rocks Notes
Mining Guild resource dungeon 45 Dungeoneering-icon Dungeoneering No 3 Also contains mithril and adamantite rocks
Lava Maze runite mining site None No 2 In the Wilderness, north of the Lava Maze
Keldagrim north mine Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf Yes 2 10 adamantite rocks are in the same area
Prifddinas Plague's End Yes 2 The rocks are found in the Trahaearn Clan district
Heroes' Guild mine Heroes' Quest Yes 2
Central Fremennik Isles mining site Fremennik Isles Yes 1 Need to cross a bridge to get to the rocks
Mourner Tunnels mine Mourning's Ends Part II Yes 1 Mourner Equipment, unless Within the Light has been completed.
Lava Maze Dungeon mine None Yes 1 In the Wilderness

Respawn rateEdit

The respawn rate of all ores, depends on the number of people in the RuneScape world. If the world is empty, the ore respawns in 25 minutes; if it is full (with 2000 players), it respawns in 12.5 minutes. Thus the respawn rate of runite ore is 25-\frac{x}{160} minutes, where x is the number of players in the world.

At the reinstatement of Free Trade in February 2011 runite ore respawn times in the Wilderness were reduced to 2/3rds of their normal value, resulting in a faster respawn rate. The respawn rate in the Wilderness is thus \left(25-\frac{x}{160}\right)*\frac{2}{3} minutes, where x is the number of players in the world.

A table of respawn rates is given below.

Players 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000
Respawn time 25:00 23:45 22:30 21:15 20:00 18:45 17:30 16:15 15:00 13:45 12:30
Wilderness respawn time 16:40 15:50 15:00 14:10 13:20 12:30 11:40 10:50 10:00 9:10 8:20

Dropping monstersEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Abyssal demon981Rare
Abyssal demon (elite)1071Rare
Adventurer's chestN/A1–8Unknown
Avaryss, the Unceasing100011–15Uncommon
Barrows: Rise of the SixN/A30–34Common
Beastmaster Durzag200050–98Uncommon
Corporeal Beast78520Common
Demon Flash MobN/A5Uncommon
Demon boss2005Uncommon
Elite rune dragon1306Common
Falador resource bundleN/A1Unknown
Fire spiritN/A1Very rare
General Graardor 210; 6242Uncommon
Glowing crackerN/A5Common
Gold keyN/A10–14Uncommon
K'ril Tsutsaroth 98; 6504–6Common
K'ril Tsutsaroth 98; 6502Uncommon
King Black Dragon2763Uncommon
Living rock patriarch953Always
Magical chestN/A3–10Varies
Mature grotworm981Common
Queen Black Dragon90030Uncommon
Rare drop tableN/A90–110Uncommon
Rune dragon1274Common
Shade Catacombs/RewardsN/A10–14Uncommon
TokHaar-Ket-Zek 112; 4002Uncommon


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Rune ore RSC
  • Runite ore used to be called Rune ore.
  • Runite is considered a delicacy to dragons, as discovered in the Varrock Museum.

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