Granite is a rock that can only be mined from granite rocks at the western desert mining site south of the Bandit Camp in the Kharidian Desert. In this quarry, as elsewhere in the desert, desert heat will continually reduce the player's life points unless the player has waterskins in inventory, is wearing an Enchanted water tiara or tome of frost, or has completed Crocodile Tears. Prior to January 2007, no water was required in the quarry.
Mining[edit | edit source]
|Output|| Granite (5kg)|
There is 33% chance to obtain 500g, 33% chance to obtain 2 kg, and 34% chance to obtain 5 kg granite. This means, if one was to cut the granite to its smallest form, one would receive on average, 5.72 granite (500g) each successful mining action.
When granite is mined, the player randomly receives one of the three sizes of granite blocks. When wearing Varrock armour and the armour effect activates, the size of the second block of granite will be the same as the first block. While you are able to get a Critical hit, Granite rocks will not spawn rockertunity multipliers.
There is no way that the player can influence which block size is mined. However, by using a chisel, the player can carve the larger blocks into 500g ones: four 500g blocks from 2 kg, and ten from 5 kg (first by cutting the 5 kg block into two 2 kg and two 500g blocks, and then cutting the 2 kg blocks). 500g blocks are occasionally in great demand because it is as a tertiary component for infusing Summoning pouches, so mining granite, keeping and banking only the 5 kg blocks, and later chiselling them down to 500g can yield many of these small blocks fairly quickly.
Before the mining update of 9 September 2008, larger blocks could not be chiselled into 500g blocks. Jagex adjusted the price of 2 kg and 5 kg blocks from their former prices of 4 and 10 coins to over 4,000 and 10,000 coins, to be in line with the price of 500g granite. Prices have dropped since the update.
Uses[edit | edit source]
Granite is required in:
- The Enakhra's Lament quest, which requires a head for Lazim's statue to be made from granite.
- The King's Ransom quest, which requires granite to change King Arthur back to life from stone.
- Completing the In Memory of the Myreque miniquest, which requires twenty 5 kg pieces.
- Making Granite lobster pouches, which requires any sized piece.
Splitting granite[edit | edit source]
By using a chisel, the player can split the larger blocks into 500g ones: four 500g blocks from 2 kg, and ten from 5 kg (first by cutting the 5 kg block into two 2 kg and two 500g blocks, and then cutting the 2 kg blocks). 500g blocks used to occasionally be in great demand because there were the sole tertiary component for infusing Granite lobster Summoning pouches, but a recent update allowed any size granite to be used for the pouches. The 500g block remains most popular for making the pouches, as it allows the most efficient use of the granite and thus fewer trips to the quarry. Mining granite, keeping and banking only the 5 kg blocks, and later chiselling them down to 500g can yield many of these small blocks fairly quickly. If time spent mining is a concern, keeping and banking the 5 kg and 2 kg blocks yields many 500g blocks almost as fast.
All of one weight of block can be split at once with the "split all" option. Up to seven blocks can be split at a time this way (because each block splits into four smaller ones – four 500g blocks for the 2 kg, and two 500g and two 2 kg blocks for the 5 kg). This allows for less clicking, making splitting less of a chore than it used to be.
With presets it's reasonable to be able to split about 5 inventories of 7 blocks per minute or ~2100 blocks per hour. At this rate, splitting a 5 kg block into two 2 kg blocks and two 500g blocks results in roughly 1,375,500 coins per hour, and splitting a 2 kg block into four 500g blocks results in 3,576,300 coins per hour.
Profit[edit | edit source]
|Granite (5kg)||Granite (2kg)||655|
|Granite (5kg)||Granite (500g)||4,061|
|Granite (2kg)||Granite (500g)||1,703|
Price history[edit | edit source]
Before the update on 9 September 2008 which allowed players to chisel Granite pieces into Granite (500g), Granite (2 kg) and Granite (5 kg) were worth very little compared to Granite (500g), since only Granite (500g) could be used in making Granite lobster pouches. Because the 5 kg and 2 kg pieces could now be cut into 10 and 4 of the 500g pieces, respectively, Jagex fixed their prices at 10 and 4 times the price of the 500g pieces. This led to the 2 kg and 5 kg pieces of granite undergoing one of the biggest price spikes of all time, rising from 6 coins to 1,580 coins each, 263.33 times its previous price, in just one day. Similarly, the 5 kg piece rose from 10 coins to 4,232 coins, 423.2 times its previous price.
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 20 August 2018 (Update):
- Dragging and dropping Granite blocks now correctly drops them instead of opening the make-x interface.
- patch 16 April 2018 (Update):
- Splitting granite into 10 pieces now awards the intended amount of XP.
- patch 22 January 2018 (Update):
- Splitting 5kg blocks of granite into 500g pieces now gives ten pieces instead of twelve pieces.
- ninja 4 December 2017 (Update):
- Granite can now be cut into smaller blocks in a single step, skipping the intermediary steps.
- patch 7 February 2012 (Update):
- There is now a make-x interface for splitting granite and sandstone.