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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
Noteable Yes
Value 500 coins
High alch 300 coins
Low alch 200 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 500 coins
(Nurmof's Pickaxe Shop)
Exchange price 1,275 coins (info)
Buy limit 100
Examine Used for mining.
Weight 2.267 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 StatsSteel pickaxe equipped

A player wielding a steel pickaxe.

Skill requirements
20 Attack-icon
Attack MeleeWeapon slot
Constitution-iconLife points0
Strength bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average


This item can be disassembled with the Invention skill.
Disassembly XP ?6
Item quantity required ?1
Base junk chance ?78.0%
Total materials received ?8
Possible materials
Base parts Base parts
Head parts Head parts
Spiked parts Spiked parts
Heavy components Heavy components
Direct components Direct components

Dropping monsters Edit

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

Store locationsEdit

Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Nurmof's Pickaxe Shop500Coins 250Coins 10No
Pickaxe-Is-Mine500Coins 250Coins 10Yes


  • 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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