Granite rock

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Granite rocks are a type of rock found in the quarry south of the Bandit Camp in the Kharidian Desert. In the quarry, as in the desert, desert heat will continually reduce the player's Life Points unless the player has waterskins in inventory, or is wearing an Enchanted water tiara. Prior to January 2007, no water was required in the quarry. Granite is mainly used for fast mining training through dropping, but is also used for Granite Lobster pouches. There are three types of Granite, 500g, 2 kg, and 5 kg, all rising in price respectively. Using a chisel, granite can be chiselled into smaller chunks, relative to their size, so you'll get ten 500g pieces of granite with one 5 kg piece. This can be a slow, but effective way of making money. Currently, if you chisel a 5 kg rock into 500g rocks, you will gain 3,129, per 5kg rock.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Mine Members Amount Requirements
Desert Quarry Yes 28 None

Types of granite[edit | edit source]

A player must have Mining level of 45 or greater to mine granite, which randomly yields one of the following sizes of granite block:

Size Examine text Exchange Price
Granite (500g).png 500g A tiny chunk of granite. 722
Granite (2kg).png 2 kg A small chunk of granite. 1,922
Granite (5kg).png 5 kg A medium-sized chunk of granite. 4,091

Text messages:

  • Mine rocks - "You swing your pick at the rock", then "You manage to get some granite."
  • Prospect rocks - "This rock is granite."
  • Examine rocks - "A rocky outcropped."

Mining granite[edit | edit source]

Granite rock.png Granite rock
Mining levelMining-icon.png 45
OutputGranite (5kg).png Granite (5kg)
Granite (2kg).png Granite (2kg)
Granite (500g).png Granite (500g)
CoreX mark.svg
Rock stats
Durability400
Hardness50
Multiplier0.74
Base ore1

Based on 498 successful mining actions, there is 42% chance to obtain 500g, 22% chance to obtain 2kg, and 36% chance to obtain 5kg granite. This means, if one was to cut the granite to its smallest form, one would receive on average, 4.86 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