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Runite ore rocks are a type of rock that can be mined through the Mining skill in various places throughout RuneScape, requiring a Mining level of 85 or higher, and granting 125 Mining experience upon receiving runite ore.

After being mined, runite rocks take an average of 18 minutes and 45 seconds to respawn. Due to this length of time, nearly all players who mine runite prefer to switch worlds rather than wait for it to respawn.

When mining runite, players may find it beneficial to track the times ores were mined, as well as the world number. If done accurately, players can log into worlds they known have undepleted rocks to mine.


The runite rocks in the wilderness

For non-members without 45 Dungeoneering, runite ore can be dangerous to mine. Two rocks can be found at the Lava Maze runite mining site.

An alternative to the Wilderness is the Mining guild resource dungeon. This mine is more popular because it is safer, 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 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 has been completed
Lava Maze Dungeon mine None Yes 1 In the Wilderness
Grand Tree Mine The Grand Tree Yes 8 Past the Tree Roots, 3 to the East, 5 to the West

Respawn rate

Runite ore rocks respawn in 18 minutes and 45 seconds outside Wilderness and 12 minutes and 30 seconds in the Wilderness.


  • Runite ore, like all other mined rocks, used to respawn at a rate indirectly proportional to the number of people in the rock's RuneScape world before the update on 13 March 2017.

Money making

Mining runite ore
Profit Skill requirements Other requirements Experience
166,004 85+ Mining
83 Summoning strongly recommended
Various 15,000 Mining

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