Mining concentrated gold rocks
|Inputs (572,208)||Outputs (2,292,400)|
1 × Lava titan pouch (4,203)
2,200 × Gold stone spirit (182,600)
1 × Perfect juju mining potion (1) (12,923)
22 × Sign of the porter IV (372,482)
4,400 × Gold ore (2,292,400)
Gold ore can be mined from concentrated gold deposits in the Living Rock Caverns. Concentrated gold deposits yield five gold ores at once unlike normal gold rocks. There are four concentrated gold rock spawns, but it is recommended to use the two southern spawns that are closest to the bank deposit which is located in the centre of the cavern.
Note that the gold ore obtained in the above example requires 4-ticking. Afk methods will produce around 3780 ore. See https://runescape.wiki/w/Calculator:Mining/Rate
It is recommended to use a lava titan, requiring 83 Summoning, to give an extra 10 mining damage to increase the speed at which the gold ore is mined. The golden mining suit gives a 5% increase to experience when worn, but it does not increase the rate that the gold ore is mined. A full decorated mining urn can be teleported for 625 mining experience, but it does not affect the rate of obtaining ore and it cannot be sold. For the purpose of money making, it is not recommended to use urns as they take up inventory space and provide no benefit to the amount of gold ore earned. For a close approximation of ore mined per hour (of pure mining) based on your levels and gear see the mining rate calculator.
Be sure to assign an action bar slot for your ore box, to avoid wasting extra time depositing ore.
Living rock creatures roam the cavern and will attack you while you are mining. Hopping to a themed world is not necessary, but it can decrease the chance that a monster will attack you. World 83 is the official Living Rock Caverns world, the unofficial worlds are 77, 88 and 96. Skilfully manoeuvring around the monsters and hiding behind the rock spawns can also keep you from getting attacked. The southernmost deposit has a safe spot from melee. If a Living rock striker attacks you, it is recommended to run away until it stops attacking you.
Using Sign of the porter IV can mine more than 900 gold ores per hour at level 80 when using Gold spirits, the double ore is all transferred to the bank, using only 1 charge of the porter, this makes it an affective AFK money maker or mass Gold ore farm.
Gold stone spirits will half the time it takes to mine the gold, assuming the user is active throughout their whole mining trip or is using a Perfect juju mining potion. Thus, using stone spirits will increase the profit from mining, even taking into account the cost of using stone spirits. Using a Perfect juju mining potion has a 10% chance of giving gold stone spirits for every mining action, and restoring mining stamina upon using a gold stone spirit. Players should buy the gold stone spirits in advance instead.
Using a Honed Tool can further increase yield while costing tool charges. It yields up to 40 extra Gold ore per hour per level up to 200 at level 5, if the success chance is less or equal 90% per mining tick.
Depositing the ore
Once your inventory and your ore box is full, you'll need to access the anvil in the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] of the Dwarven Mine. Fortunately, the anvil is located fairly close to the Living Rock Cavern entrance. It is not recommended to use a Disk of returning (Gower Quest) to reach this anvil.