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Runite ore detail

Runite ore is obtained from mining runite ore rocks, requiring level 50 Mining, and grants 125 Mining experience. Runite can be smelted in a furnace with 1 luminite and 1 runite ore to form a rune bar, requiring level 50 Smithing. Rune bars can be smithed into various types of rune weapons and armour.

After the Mining & Smithing rework, runite ore never runs out when mining it.

Using the superior locator, a reward from Mobilising Armies, players can teleport to one of five runite mines across RuneScape. Players should be aware that two out of the five possible locations are within the Wilderness, and the player may encounter player killers (PKers); no warning will be given upon activation of the locator.


Runite ore Runite ore
Mining level Mining 50
Source Runite ore rocks
Experience (per ore)
Mining 125 XP
Equipment 14.75 XP
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Respawn rate

Mine locations


The runite rocks in the wilderness

For free-to-play players, without level 45 Dungeoneering, runite ore can be dangerous to mine. Two rocks can be found at the Lava Maze runite mining site in the wilderness.

An alternative to the Wilderness is the Mining guild resource dungeon. This mine is more popular because it is much more safe, and as such it can be very hard to find a rock that hasn't already been mined. The release of this mining site more than doubled the number of non-member runite rocks; the following oversupply of ores significantly deflated the price of Runite ore.

For members, several other less dangerous options exist to mine runite, including the Heroes' Guild, Keldagrim north mine, and the Neitiznot runite vein. These ores are often mined and as a result are usually depleted. If the voice of Seren is active in the Trahaearn clan district in Prifddinas, runite rocks can become harmonised and are similar to gold and coal deposits in the Living Rock Cavern. Harmonised runite rocks allow multiple ores to be collected from one rock by multiple players at once until the rock deactivates.

Location Requirement Members Rocks Notes
Mining Guild resource dungeon 60 Mining Mining, 45 Dungeoneering Dungeoneering No 3 Also contains mithril and adamantite rocks
Lava Maze runite mining site None No 2 In the Wilderness, north of the Lava Maze
Keldagrim north mine Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf Yes 2 10 adamantite rocks are in the same area
Prifddinas Plague's End Yes 2 The rocks are found in the Trahaearn Clan district
Heroes' Guild mine Heroes' Quest Yes 2
Central Fremennik Isles mining site Fremennik Isles Yes 1 Need to cross a bridge to get to the rocks
Mourner Tunnels mine Mourning's End Part II Yes 1 Mourner Equipment, unless Within the Light quest has been completed.
Lava Maze Dungeon mine None Yes 1 In the Wilderness


Divination Level Initial resource Energy Result DivinationXP Profit/loss
96 6 Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 10 Incandescent energy 10 Incandescent energy 1 Runite ore Runite ore 23.2 -4,043

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Living rock patriarch953Always
Barrows: Rise of the SixN/A30–34Common
Elite rune dragon1306Common
Glowing crackerN/A5Common
K'ril Tsutsaroth98; 6504–6Common
Mature grotworm981Common
Raptor keyN/A75Common
Rune dragon1274Common
Abyssal demon981Rare
Abyssal demon (elite)1071Rare
Avaryss, the Unceasing100010–15Uncommon
Beastmaster Durzag200050–98Uncommon
Corporeal Beast78520Uncommon
Demon Flash MobN/A5Uncommon
Demon boss2005Uncommon
General Graardor210; 6242Uncommon
Gold keyN/A10–14Uncommon
Imperial mage akh1302Uncommon
Imperial ranger akh1302Uncommon
Imperial warrior akh1302Uncommon
K'ril Tsutsaroth98; 6502Uncommon
King Black Dragon2763Uncommon
Queen Black Dragon90030Uncommon
Rare drop tableN/A90–110Uncommon
Shade Catacombs/RewardsN/A10–19Uncommon
Solak2000; 700081–104Uncommon
TokHaar-Ket-Zek112; 4002Uncommon
Adventurer's chestN/A1–8Unknown
Falador resource bundleN/A1Unknown
Magical chestN/A3–10Varies
Fire spiritN/A1Very rare


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Rune ore RSC
  • Runite ore used to be called rune ore.
  • Runite is considered a delicacy to dragons, as discovered in the Varrock Museum.
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