|Release||13 August 2001 (Update)|
|High alch||1,920 coins|
|Low alch||1,280 coins|
|Exchange||11,019 coins (info)|
|Examine||This needs refining.|
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.
|Obtained from||Runite ore rocks|
|Mining XP||125 XP|
|Tool XP||14.75 XP|
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.
|Mining Guild resource dungeon||45 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|
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 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 minutes, where x is the number of players in the world.
A table of respawn rates is given below.
|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|
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|Item quantity required||1|
|Base junk chance||53.8%|
- Runite ore used to be called Rune ore.
- Runite is considered a delicacy to dragons, as discovered in the Varrock Museum.