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Classic Runestone
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Steel pickaxe
Steel pickaxe
Release date 27 May 2003 (Update)
Members? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High alch 300 coins
Low alch 200 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 500 coins
Exchange price 701 coins (info)
Buy limit 100
Examine Used for mining.
Weight 2.25 kg
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Steel pickaxe detail

The steel pickaxe is a pickaxe stronger than the iron pickaxe, and may be used in combat or in Mining to mine rocks. The pickaxe requires 20 Attack to wield, and 6 Mining to otherwise use. Players can make a steel pickaxe with the Smithing skill at level 35 by using 2 steel bars on an anvil after the completion of the quest Perils of Ice Mountain. Doing so will grant the player 75 Smithing experience. Players can purchase this pickaxe from Nurmof's Pickaxe Shop in the Dwarven Mine and at the Grand Exchange. A steel pickaxe can sometimes be found inside barrels.

The steel pickaxe can be gilded by the Liquid Gold Nymph after receiving the full golden mining suit, creating the gilded steel pickaxe. It is cosmetic and gives no more bonuses than the regular pickaxe.

As of 17 June 2013, this pickaxe can be stored on a toolbelt.

Combat Stats
Skill requirements
20 Attack-icon
Class Slot
Attack Melee Weapon slot
Weapons Main Off
Damage 149 -
Accuracy 316 -
Style Crushing
Defence-icon Armour rating0
Constitution-icon Life bonus0
Prayer-icon Prayer bonus0
Style bonuses
Strength-icon0 Ranged-icon0 Magic-icon0
Attack speed
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average
Steel pickaxe equipped
A player wielding a steel pickaxe

Dropping monsters Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
H.A.M. Guard32; 441Uncommon
Icefiend13; 17; 18; 1321Rare


  • The steel pickaxes wielded by dwarves have not received the pickaxe graphical update.
  • The Mining instructor on Tutorial Island appeared to be wielding a steel pickaxe.

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