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Runite ore rocks are a type of rock that can be mined through the Mining skill in various places throughout RuneScape, requiring a Mining level of 85 or higher, and granting 125 Mining experience upon receiving runite ore.

After being mined, runite rocks take an average of 18 minutes and 45 seconds to respawn. Due to this length of time, nearly all players who mine runite prefer to switch worlds rather than wait for it to respawn.

When mining runite, players may find it beneficial to track the times ores were mined, as well as the world number and population. If done accurately, players can log into worlds they known have undepleted rocks to mine.



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 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

Runite ore rocks respawn in 18 minutes and 45 seconds outside Wilderness and 12 minutes and 30 seconds in the Wilderness.

Runite ore, like all other mined rocks, used to respawn at a rate indirectly proportional to the number of people in the rock's RuneScape world before the update on 13 March 2017. If the world was empty, the ore respawned in 25 minutes; if it was completely full (with 2,000 players), it respawned in 12 minutes and 30 seconds. Thus the respawn rate of runite ore was

25-\frac{x}{160} minutes, or 1500-\frac{3x}{8} seconds,

where x is the number of players in the server.

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 was thus \left(25-\frac{x}{160}\right)*\frac{2}{3} minutes, where x is the number of players in the world.

A table of the historical 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


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Money makingEdit

Mining runite ore
ProfitSkill requirementsOther requirementsExperience
1,433,855 85+ Mining
83 Summoning strongly recommended
Various 15,000 Mining

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