The quickest way to get from level 1 to level 15 is by mining copper rocks and tin rocks, which grant 17.5 experience per ore mined. The easiest place to do this is at the south-east Lumbridge Swamp mining site. Alternatively players may seek out the mine south-east of Varrock yet it should be noted that this location is often heavily populated
- Experience needed: 2,410
- Ores needed: 138
It is important to keep your pickaxe up to date with your current Mining level. An Iron pickaxe should be purchased as soon as possible. Once level 6 is reached, a Steel and Mithril pickaxe should be bought on your next trip to the Grand Exchange. The Black pickaxe is generally skipped as it is seen as more of a novelty item than anything else. It is also important to remember that you do not have to be able to wield your current pickaxe. As long as you have the necessary Mining level and you have your pickaxe in your inventory, your character will automatically mine whichever ore you click on, provided you have the necessary mining level, of course.
Levels 15-99 – Iron ore
The quickest way to get from level 15 to level 99 is by mining iron rocks, which grant 35 experience per ore mined. This can be done in the Dwarven Mine or elsewhere. If you do not want/need the ores, then the best place are the 3 rocks in the Al Kharid Mine (often populated). Here, you can mine all 3 ores in one tick a piece once you reach level 41 with a Rune pickaxe, then drop all three while you're waiting for the first rock to respawn.
- Experience needed: 13,032,020
- Ores needed: 372,344
- From level 41 and above, the maximum experience rate is around 50k experience per hour.
Level 85-99 – Runite ore
- Experience needed: 9,775,837
- Ore needed: 78,207