Coal rock

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"Coal vein" redirects here. For the removed scenery, see Coal vein (historical).

A coal rock is a rock that contains coal. Players with a Mining level of 20 can mine coal rocks with a pickaxe. Coal rocks can be found in numerous mines throughout RuneScape.

On occasion the rock may give a sedimentary geode or igneous geode.

Coal is used in combination with ores such as iron or mithril to smelt bars in a furnace to create armour and weapons with Smithing. Coal may also be used to heat a smithing auto-heater to keep your heat when smithing.

The forge and anvil extremely close to the Gunnarsgrunn mine make it a great spot for depositing coal into your metal bank. The Lumbridge south-west mine is quite close to the bank at Shattered Worlds (members only). Having an ore box can help reduce the amount of trips to the bank.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Coal rock.png Coal rock
Mining levelMining-icon.png 20Critical hit chance
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-

Locations[edit | edit source]

Mine Members Amount Requirements
(Managing) Miscellania mine P2P icon.png 6 Throne of Miscellania
Abandoned Mine P2P icon.png 36 Haunted Mine
Coal truck mine P2P icon.png 12 None
Desert Mining Camp P2P icon.png 3 Tourist Trap
Dwarven coal mine F2P icon.png 7 None
Falador west mine F2P icon.png 3 None
Gunnarsgrunn mine F2P icon.png 4 None
Jatizso dungeon mine P2P icon.png 19 The Fremennik Isles
Keldagrim north-east mine P2P icon.png 6 Started The Giant Dwarf
Legends' Guild south-west mine P2P icon.png 4 None
Living Rock Caverns P2P icon.png 8 None
Lumbridge south-west mine F2P icon.png 3 None
Mining Guild F2P icon.png 8 60 Mining Mining
Miscellania Dungeon mine P2P icon.png 4 Part of Royal Trouble
TokTz-Ket-Dill mine P2P icon.png 7 TokTz-Ket-Dill
Trahaearn coal mine P2P icon.png 8 Plague's End

Loot[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only when using a Juju mining potion or Perfect juju mining potion
  2. ^ For an accurate drop chance see the mining rate calculator

Graphical updates[edit | edit source]

Coal rocks were updated in March 2011 with the Lumbridge Swamp graphical rework, however they weren't updated in other areas until the release of 2011 Easter event. They were updated again with the release of Mining and Smithing rework in January 2019.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 7 January 2019 (Update):
    • Reduced level requirement to mine coal to 20.
    • Coal rocks have been graphically updated.
  • 31 January 2012 (Update):
    • Mining rocks and veins have been renamed using the respective ore names.
  • update 19 April 2011 (Update):
    • The graphical update to mining rocks released with the Lumbridge Swamp improvement has been applied across the rest of the game.
  • update 15 March 2011 (Update):
    • Coal rocks have been updated in Lumbridge Swamp.
  • update 4 January 2001 (Update):
    • Added to game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Coal, like all other mined rocks, used to respawn at a rate indirectly proportional to the number of people in the rock's RuneScape world before the update on 13 March 2017.
  • Coal used to respawn in 45 seconds before the Mining and Smithing beta update.