Sandstone is an item that can only be mined from sandstone rocks at the Desert Quarry south of the Bandit Camp in the Kharidian Desert and in the Worker district and VIP skilling area in Menaphos. Desert heat will continually reduce the player's life points while in the quarry. Players are encouraged to bring waterskins, an Enchanted water tiara, or a Tome of frost with them to mitigate the heat if mining in the desert. Players mining in Menaphos will not have to worry about the heat. Additionally in Menaphos, players can earn access to bank deposit boxes close to the mining site or use a bank in the Merchant district in Menaphos (accessed quickly by quick travelling via the Shifting Tombs).
Sandstone rocks respawn quickly; players can mine continuously at a group of only 3 to 4 rocks. When sandstone is mined, the player randomly receives one of the four sizes of sandstone blocks. If wearing Varrock armours, stones mined by the double mining chance will be the same size.
Sandstone is tradeable and sold on the Grand Exchange, although its only known uses are to construct part of Lazim's statue during the Enakhra's Lament quest as well as occasionally being a requested item during City Quests in Menaphos.
Players must have a Mining level of 35 or greater to mine sandstone, which yields the following experience on success based on the size of sandstone mined:
Size XP Value Sandstone (1kg) 30 4 Sandstone (2kg) 40 25 Sandstone (5kg) 50 174 Sandstone (10kg) 60 309
|Related to the Mahjarrat quest series|
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