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Coal is a resource that can be obtained through mining coal rocks or concentrated coal rocks, requiring level 20 Mining, in various places around RuneScape. One of the best places to mine coal rocks is Gunnarsgrunn mine while concentrated coal is only found in the Living Rock Caverns.

Coal is required to craft elemental, steel and mithril bars. As players increase their Mining level and use higher tier pickaxes, they are able to mine coal at quicker rates.

Coal, like other mining resources, can be stored in an ore box. 100 coal can be stored in a steel ore box or higher. This capacity is increased by 20 at level 29 Mining and a further 20 with the completion of the Everything Is Oresome achievement.

Coal can be obtained through Managing Miscellania by having the player's subjects of Miscellania gather it for them. In order to gain coal, players must store money in the coffers and then set the focus of the subjects on mining. They will mine coal and possibly a few gem stones in the background for the player.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Coal.png Coal
Mining levelMining-icon.png 20Critical hit chance
SourceCoal rock10%15%
CoreYes check.svgMining-icon.png 25-
Stone spiritCoal stone spirit.png CoalRockertunity multiplier
GeodeSedimentary geode.png Sedimentaryx5x6
Rock statsMining-icon.png 21-
Durability140Double ore chance
Multiplier0.7Mining-icon.png 27-
Base ore1Geode chance
Varrock armour double chance10%15%
Varrock armour 1.png4%Mining-icon.png 25-
Coal.png Coal
Mining levelMining-icon.png 70Critical hit chance
SourceConcentrated coal deposit10%15%
CoreYes check.svgMining-icon.png 25-
Stone spiritCoal stone spirit.png CoalRockertunity multiplier
GeodeIgneous geode.png Igneousx5x6
Rock statsMining-icon.png 21-
Durability500Double ore chance
Multiplier0.8Mining-icon.png 27-
Base ore5Geode chance
Varrock armour double chance10%15%
Varrock armour 1.png4%Mining-icon.png 25-

Mine locations[edit | edit source]

Mine Members Amount Requirements
(Managing) Miscellania mine P2P icon.png 6 N/A
Abandoned Mine P2P icon.png 36 Haunted Mine icon.png Haunted Mine
Coal truck mine P2P icon.png 13 N/A
Desert Mining Camp P2P icon.png 3 The Tourist Trap icon.png The Tourist Trap
Dwarven coal mine F2P icon.png 7 N/A
Falador west mine F2P icon.png 3 N/A
Gunnarsgrunn mine F2P icon.png 4 N/A
Jatizso dungeon mine P2P icon.png 19 The Fremennik Isles icon.png The Fremennik Isles
Keldagrim north-east mine P2P icon.png 6 The Giant Dwarf icon.png The Giant Dwarf (partial completion)
Legends' Guild south-west mine P2P icon.png 4 N/A
Lumbridge south-west mine F2P icon.png 3 N/A
Mining Guild F2P icon.png 8 60 Mining
Miscellania Dungeon mine P2P icon.png 4 Royal Trouble icon.png Royal Trouble (partial completion)
TokTz-Ket-Dill mine P2P icon.png 7 TokTz-Ket-Dill icon.png TokTz-Ket-Dill
Trahaearn coal mine P2P icon.png 8 Plague's End icon.png Plague's End

Value[edit | edit source]

Coal maintained an average stable price of 175 coins prior to June 2009, but gradually rose to over 300 coins in the middle of 2010. After free trade was reinstated on 1 February 2011, the price briefly fell to an average 160 coins before it continued to fluctuate near 250 coins until 2013.

On 19 October 2015, during the Invasion of Falador event, double experience was awarded while training at the Artisans' Workshop. This caused the price of coal to rise dramatically, reaching an average Grand Exchange price of 492 coins on 24 October 2015, with a 7-day trading volume of 262,600,000.

Starting around 2016 when Runescape 3 saw it's lowest 2010s playership numbers, the price started settling below 200 coins until it finally reached it's lowest ever 90-day average of around 78 coins in mid-2019. As the game's popularity grew throughout the 2020s, sparked by the release of Archaeology and the COVID-19 Pandemic, the demand for coal grew for a number of reasons, increasing its price substantially. The need for coal in Smithing autoheaters was likely what kept the average price high as returning players pushed for Max capes and Master Max capes.

The market price of coal is currently 306 coins.

Transmutation[edit | edit source]

Coal.png Coal
Divination-Make-X hourglass icon.pngMake-X GE icon.png
6 XP-3 (1.8s) 306
Divination Divination level24
P2P icon.png Members only
Bright energy 1.pngBright energy2379758
Iron ore.pngIron ore31,3764,128
Total price4,886

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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 7 January 2019 (Update):
    • Adamant and runite now use luminite rather than coal as the secondary ingredient for smelting. Luminite can be mined at mining level 40.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Coal is not an ore. Ore requires extraction to obtain the element while coal is already in its usable form.
  • In RuneScape, coal rocks have a higher chance of awarding gems than other mined resources. One can observe this in the real world as well. In the real world, coal beds can supply the needed carbon and pressure that gems require to form.
  • As a joke around Christmas time, some players give coal to other players. This is a reference to a well known Christmas tradition where coal is given instead of presents to those who have been naughty that year. This was turned on its head during the 2009 Christmas event, where the naughty NPC Tiny Thom was delighted to have been given a lump of coal due to its market value.
  • Prior to the Mining and Smithing rework:
    • Coal was widely used in the Smithing skill. The looming changes caused the value of coal to steadily drop,[1][2] despite the addition of the Smithing autoheater, which created a new function for coal in Smithing.
    • The examine text of coal stated, "Hmm a non-renewable energy source!". This is a joke about coal in the real world as coal cannot be replenished once extracted.
    • Coal was also required for making adamant and runite bars, requiring 6 and 8 pieces of coal respectively. Steel and mithril bars also required 2 and 4 pieces of coal respectively.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mining and Smithing Rework concept first look!. 15 June 2016.*
  2. ^ Mod Osborne. "Mining & Smithing Rework Postponed." 29 July 2016. RuneScape News.