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This article is about clay as it is mined. For the form of clay used mainly in Crafting, see Soft clay. For the rock that clay comes from, see Clay rock.

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Clay (sometimes called hard clay to distinguish it from Item image of %7B%7B%3Asoft+clay%7D%7D, File:soft clay.png soft clay) is a material that players can obtain with level 1 Skill icon of Mining, File:Mining icon.png Mining, to gain 5 Mining Link to experience experience. When mined, it almost spawns instantly.

Players can mine Link to clay rock clay rocks at the following locations:

If a player uses Link to water water on clay, Item image of %7B%7B%3Asoft+clay%7D%7D, File:soft clay.png soft clay is created. This is used to make pottery in Skill icon of Crafting, File:Crafting icon.png Crafting, furniture in Skill icon of Construction, File:Construction icon.png Construction, and Link to Magic tablet Magic tablets.

If a Item image of %7B%7B%3Abracelet+of+clay%7D%7D, File:bracelet of clay.png bracelet of clay is worn while mining, Item image of %7B%7B%3Asoft+clay%7D%7D, File:soft clay.png soft clay is mined instead. Link to Clue geode Clue geodes are still obtainable when using a bracelet of clay.

It is rare to find a Link to Gems gem in a clay rock.

Dropping monsters

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Imp 2; 7 2 3; Uncommon
Mutated zygomite 74; 86 1 3; Uncommon


  • Clay is the fastest Link to Spawning respawning rock as it respawns in just one Link to RuneScape clock game tick.
  • Since clay is rarely fought over, beginners will find it an easy way to get a small start on Skill icon of Mining, File:Mining icon.png Mining. However, it is very inefficient and anyone who wish to train Mining should move on to Item image of %7B%7B%3ACopper+ore%7D%7D, File:Copper ore.png copper, Link to tin tin, or Link to iron iron.
  • The closest mining spot to Link to bank bank for clay in Link to Free-to-play F2P is at Link to South-west Varrock mine West Varrock Mine, except for the Link to Crafting Guild Crafting Guild (however, it does require a Skill icon of Crafting, File:Crafting icon.png Crafting level of 40).
  • Players can get 200M Link to experience experience by mining exactly 40,000,000 clay.
  • Link to Mining training Training Mining with clay from level 1 to 99 would require a total of 2,606,887 pieces of clay be mined, which would turn a profit of 344,109,084 if sold at 132 each. It takes about 1 minute to mine 28 clay using a Item image of %7B%7B%3ARune+pickaxe%7D%7D, File:Rune pickaxe.png Rune pickaxe and about 1 minute to Link to bank bank and return, so this means about 840 clay per hour for a total of 3,104 hours of work.