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A geode is a type of item randomly received while Mining or Woodcutting. Geodes are untradeable and may be shattered to receive one of several items.

Mining[edit | edit source]

A geode is a rare item obtained sometimes when Mining which contains gems or other items. Mining geodes were released with the Mining and Smithing rework and replaced the chance of randomly obtaining a gem while mining. They are stackable with the same type of geode, bankable, and untradeable. By default a player has a 5% chance to get a geode each time they get a piece of ore when mining. Levelling benefits can increase this for core rocks, the base chance of 5% will be used for non-core rocks.

The type of geode you get is based on the level requirement of the rock, for example regular coal yields sedimentary geodes, whilst concentrated coal yields igneous geodes due to their higher level requirement to mine them. When an igneous geode is obtained, there is a base 1% chance that a metamorphic geode is obtained instead.

Rock Geode type Geode chance
by Mining level[c 1]
Copper ore.pngTin ore.png Copper; Tin Sedimentary 5[c 2] 8 -
Iron ore.png Iron Sedimentary 10 12 -
Coal.png Coal Sedimentary 20 25 -
Mithril ore.png Mithril Sedimentary 30 31 35
Adamantite ore.png Adamantite Sedimentary 40 45 48
Luminite.png Luminite Sedimentary 40 45 48
Runite ore.png Runite Sedimentary 50 56 58
Orichalcite ore.pngDrakolith.png Orichalcite; Drakolith Igneous[c 3] 60 64 -
Necrite ore.pngPhasmatite.png Necrite; Phasmatite Igneous[c 3] 70 75 -
Coal.png Concentrated Coal Igneous[c 3] 70 70[c 4] -
Banite ore.png Banite Igneous[c 3] 80 81 -
Light animica.pngDark animica.png Light animica; Dark animica Igneous[c 3] 90 91 97
  1. ^ This is the base chance, for a more accurate chance which accounts for bonuses see the mining rate calculator
  2. ^ Tin and copper require level 1 Mining, however receiving geodes requires level 5 Mining.
  3. ^ a b c d e When an igneous geode is obtained, there is a base 1% chance that a metamorphic geode is obtained instead.
  4. ^ Concentrated coal deposits benefit from the same levelling benefits as regular coal rocks. However, you can not mine them until level 70.

Geode chance modifiers[edit | edit source]

Item Boost
Amulet of glory.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of gloryAmulet of glory +1%
Resourceful aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Resourceful auraResourceful aura +2%
Refined.png: RS3 Inventory image of RefinedRefined +2/4/6/8%
Level 20 item: +2.2/4.4/6.6/8.8%
Gem-finding scrimshaw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gem-finding scrimshawGem-finding scrimshaw +2/3%
Collector's insignia.png: RS3 Inventory image of Collector's insigniaCollector's insignia +1/2%
Luck#Luck enhancers.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck#Luck enhancersLuck-enhancing items +0.5/1/1.5/2% chance to upgrade igneous to metamorphic
Anachronia_Dinosaur_Farm#Perks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anachronia_Dinosaur_Farm#PerksScimitops perk +1/2%

These modifiers are additive to the base chance, for example mining Light animica at level 97 mining has a base 15% chance, this is increased to 23% with Refined 4, then 25% with Resourceful aura etc.[1]

Sedimentary geodes[edit | edit source]

Igneous geodes[edit | edit source]

Metamorphic geodes[edit | edit source]

Woodcutting[edit | edit source]

Crystal geodes are gem encrusted rocks that can be found while cutting crystal trees, or when cutting trees or Ivy in Prifddinas when the Voice of Seren is active in the Crwys area.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 13 September 2021 (Update):
    • Using 'Open all' on Geodes now correctly interrupts the Mining action - you'll still receive XP and ore.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Chaose's Twitter account. 11 May 2020. (Archived from the original on 27 October 2020.) Mod Chaose: "Checked script, it's additive."