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Clay (sometimes called hard clay to distinguish it from soft clay) is a material that players can obtain with level 1 mining.

If a player uses water on clay, soft clay is created, awarding the player with 1 Crafting experience. As of 15 February 2011, players no longer need a container for the water, meaning soft clay can be made directly at a water source. This is used to make pottery in Crafting, Urns, furniture in Construction and Magic tablets.

If mining from the Ithell soft clay rocks or using a bracelet of clay while mining, soft clay is mined instead of clay for 28 uses per bracelet. Mining a soft clay rock with the bracelet will simultaneously mine two soft clay for every charge.

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

Mining[edit | edit source]

Clay.png Clay
Mining levelMining-icon.png 1
SourceClay rocks
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Rock stats
Base ore1

Mine locations[edit | edit source]

Mine Members Amount Requirements
Burthorpe mine No 10 None
Crafting Guild (mine) No 3 40 Crafting
Draynor mine No 3 None
Gunnarsgrunn south mine No 3 None
Lumbridge south-east mine No 2 None
Menaphos worker district mine Yes 4 The Jack of Spades
Uzer Hunter mine Yes 3 None

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Exiled kalphite worker75 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Goblin Raider56 Multicombat.png1CommonF2P icon.png
Icefiend35; 84 Multicombat.png(noted)UncommonP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Imp5 Multicombat.png1Very rare[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Imp5 Multicombat.png2UncommonP2P icon.png
Imp herald98 Multicombat.png2UncommonP2P icon.png
Mutated zygomite58; 65 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Varrock Dig SiteN/A Reward1CommonN/A
  1. ^ This source has further information about this drop, see the Imp page for details

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Clay was the fastest respawning rock as it respawned in just one game tick.
  • Players can get 200,000,000 experience by mining exactly 40,000,000 clay without bonus experience, generating a profit of 18,160,000,000 at the current Grand Exchange mid price.
  • 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 1,183,526,698 coins (at the current market price). It takes about 1 minute to mine 28 clay using a rune pickaxe and about 1 minute to bank and return so this means about 840 clay per hour, for a total of 3,104 hours of work.
  • After the update that allows players to soften clay directly with a water source, including wells, players could still use some water-filled containers to do so. A bucket of water, jug of water and bowl of water may be used to soften clay, but not vials of water, waterskins or watering cans. The ones usable this way have an "empty" option but not those that are not, except for vials, which could be emptied but not used to soften clay.
  • If the player uses a suitable filled container on dry clay while being within two squares of a water source, they would automatically refill the container and the player could soften all clay in one go, although it is simpler and faster to use the clay on the water source.