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Silver ore
Silver ore
Release date 12 July 2001 (Update)
Members No
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable No
High alch 45 coins
Low alch 30 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 70 coins (info)
Buy limit 25,000
Examine This needs refining.
Weight 2 kg
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Silver ore is a type of ore that can be obtained through the Mining skill in various places throughout RuneScape. Silver ore can be mined with a Mining level of 20 or higher, granting 40 Mining experience.

With a Divination level of at least 22, 3 iron ore may be transmuted into 1 silver ore. This costs 2 bright energy and yields 5.2 Divination experience.

After being mined, a silver rock can be smelted using the Smithing skill to form a silver bar, granting the player 13.7 smithing experience. It can then be crafted into various types of jewellery through the Crafting skill, but cannot be smithed into weapons or armour with the exception of the silver sickle and silver bolts. Silver ore is popular in non-member worlds as it can be smithed and made into tiaras for crafting experience.

Respawn rateEdit

Silver ore, like all other mined rocks, respawns at a rate proportional to the number of people in the rock's RuneScape world. If the world is empty, the ore respawns in 2 minutes; if it is full (with 2000 players), it respawns in 1 minute. Thus the respawn rate of silver ore is

2-\frac{x}{2000} minutes, where x is the number of players in the world.

A table of respawn rates is given below.













Respawn time

2:00 1:54 1:48 1:42 1:36 1:30 1:24 1:18 1:12 1:06 1:00

It is worthwhile to note that silver ore has the same respawn rate as gold ore, although gold ore requires a higher Mining level.

The Al Kharid mining site contains a silver rock that has only one use, afterwards it will not respawn and the player will be given a message stating that the rock has been exhausted.


One of the best locations to mine silver ore is in the Crafting Guild, requiring a crafting level of 40, which is just southwest of Falador. You no longer need a brown apron to enter. The closest bank is the Clan Camp bank chest, a short distance east of the crafting guild.

Players can also mine silver in the Al-Kharid mining site (Players should be aware of Scorpions if they are level 28 or lower in combat). There is a bank in Al-Kharid as well as the Duel Arena.

There are three silver rocks in the Dwarven mine Resource dungeon (level 15 Dungeoneering required). There is a nearby deposit box, making this one of the quickest ways to mine and bank silver.

A fairly unknown silver mine is the Zaros temple at the Digsite (only usable after or near the completition of the Digsite quest). However, while there are rarely any other players there, it's very far from a bank and therefore not recommended to use.

Another silver location is in the Dorgeshuun mine( Members only) which is located near the basement of the Lumbridge castle. The player must go under the kitchen on the base level via the trap door. The mine is accessed  through the crack in the wall of the Lumbridge basement. The quest 'The Lost Tribe' must be completed to find out how to access and use the mine. To start the Lost Tribe Quest, talk to Sigmund, the advisor to the Duke of Lumbridge.

There are three silver rocks at the South-west Varrock mine.

Its noted form can sometimes be found inside the barrels in the Viyeldi Caves.

Ore runningEdit

This is a Members Only strategy

The best place to quickly get a massive amount of silver ore built up in your bank is the Dorgeshuun Mine (you must have completed The Lost Tribe). This mine has 12 silver rocks. You will need a light source for this strategy.

Talk to Kazgar and have him take you to the mines.

Mine until your inventory is full of ore.

Go to Mistag and have him show you out of the mines.

Go into the Lumbridge Castle basement through the hole and bank at the Culinaromancer's Chest if Recipe for Disaster is partially completed or the Lumbridge bank on the third floor of the castle if not (or teleport to the Burthorpe lodestone and bank the ore there, then teleport back to the Lumbridge lodestone and head back to the mine - this method is slightly quicker and requires less running than going to the Lumbridge bank).

Deposit all the ore and then go back to the mines.

Repeat this process until you have as much silver ore as you want. This place is great because usually by the time you mine all of the silver rocks, they are already respawning.

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