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A gold rock is a rock containing gold ore. A Mining level of 40 or higher is required to mine gold ore from rocks. Mining grants 65 Mining experience for each ore mined. After being mined, a gold rock takes about a minute to respawn.

The Arzinian Mine and Crafting Guild are a couple of ideal places to mine gold.


Mining Location Members Qty. Notes
Arzinian Mine Yes 146 rocks Players must have completed the quest Between a Rock... and have a Gold helmet equipped. The Dwarven Boatman (east of the mine entrance) banks the player's gold ore for a cut of the ores, and his fee can be lowered if players wear the Ring of Charos (a).
Horseshoe Mine Yes 10 rocks Found on the peninsula north-west of Brimhaven.
Crafting Guild No 7 rocks A Crafting level of 40 is required to enter the guild as well as wearing a brown apron. If members have the Falador shield 3 or 4, they can access a bank deposit box within the guild, which would make it an ideal spot to mine and bank the ore.
Lunar Isle Mine Yes 7 rocks The Lunar Diplomacy quest is required for access.
Brimhaven Dungeon Mine Yes 6 rocks Outside the Brimhaven Dungeon entrance.
Agility Pyramid Mine Yes 5 rocks The closest bank is at Sophanem via entering a rock and crevice, which is only accessible after the completion of the Contact and Icthlarin's Little Helper quests. Unless the player has the Desert amulet 4, this spot isn't sufficient due to desert heat and remoteness.
Karamja Volcano Mine No 4 rocks For members, this mine is quite close to the northern Mor Ul Rek bank. Otherwise, it isn't recommended for free players due to its large proximity from a bank.
Evil Chicken's Lair Yes 4 rocks Must have reached a certain point in Freeing Sir Amik Varze, a subquest of Recipe for Disaster. Raw chicken is used on the shrine for entry.
Grand Tree Mine Yes 4 rocks The Grand Tree quest is required for access.
North Mor Ul Rek mine Yes 3 rocks It is a short distance to the northern Mor Ul Rek bank to the north-west.
North Crandor Mine No 3 rock The Dragon Slayer is required for access.
Dwarven Mine No 2 rocks There are some aggressive Scorpions and King Scorpions in this part of the mine.
Al Kharid Mine No 2 rocks Best known as Scorpion Mine, this mine is full of level 14 Scorpions.
Rimmington Mine No 2 rocks Located north-east of Rimmington, west of Port Sarim and south-west of Falador.
South Keldagrim Mine Yes 1 vein Accessible by paying 2 coins (per journey) to the dwarf by the Dwarven Ferryman.