|Release||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|Ore||Runite ore (11,485 coins)|
|This rock contains runite.|
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.
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|
Runite ore, like all other mined rocks, respawns at a rate indirectly proportional to the number of people in the rock's RuneScape server. If the server is completely empty, the ore respawns in 25 minutes; if it is completely full (with 2,000 players), it respawns in 12 minutes and 30 seconds. Thus the respawn rate of runite ore is
- minutes, or 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 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|
template = Template:Rune_rock_respawn_calc form = shf result = shr param = 1|Population of server||int|0-2000
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83 strongly recommended