Desert Quarry
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Release date 23 January 2006 (Update)
Location South of the Kharidian Bandit Camp
Members Yes
Rocks 28 Granite rocks
32 Sandstone rocks
4 Clay rocks
2 Coal rocks
Monsters None
Requirements None
Main music Unknown edit
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The desert quarry is a mine south of the Bandit Camp. It is the only source of granite rocks in RuneScape and the only source of sandstone rocks outside of Menaphos.

The quarry features in the Enakhra's Lament quest, as both sandstone and granite are used in the quest, which occurs next to the quarry. It is also a popular place to train Mining since it is the only place that has granite rocks, which are excellent for power-training.

After completion of the elite desert tasks, Aligra Nite and his camel Mostafa the Camel will purchase granite of all sizes from the player, at 1/5th of their Grand Exchange prices. This is a quick way to clear an inventory if power-mining granite for experience.

Granite rock

Sandstone rock


Desert heat can affect players walking through the desert or staying in the quarry. This can be combated by bringing either waterskins or an enchanted water tiara. After Crocodile Tears, the effect of desert heat is removed. Alternatively, using a regen bracelet and desert robes will keep the player from losing any health.


This quarry contains 28 granite rocks that when mined, either give a 500g, 2 kg, or 5 kg piece. This requires 45 Mining. 32 sandstone rocks are also located here. Like granite, they give 1 kg, 2 kg, 5 kg or 10 kg pieces at random. These require 35 Mining. The only other ores here are 2 Coal rocks, which require 30 Mining and 4 Clay rocks which don't have a mining requirement.

For a longer stay, players should complete the Enakhra's Lament quest, as it allows access to the fountain featured during the quest, which can be used to refill waterskins. It is also recommended to bring at least three waterskins, for a longer mining trip. For this method to work, players would either have to drop their mined ores, have their Camulet, or some other teleport to bank with.

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