Mining iron ore

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Mining iron ore
RequirementsMining iron ore.png
Varrock armour 1.png: RS3 Inventory image of Varrock armour 1Varrock armour 1 or better
Iron stone spirit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron stone spiritIron stone spirits
ProfitROIExperience gained
774,2917355%48,960 Mining
Inputs (10,527)Outputs (784,818)
ItemQuantityGE Price
Iron stone spirit.pngIron stone spirit95710,527
ItemQuantityGE Price
Iron ore.pngIron ore1,914725,406
Spirit shards.pngSpirit shards62.171,492
Uncut opal.pngUncut opal24.0612,053
Uncut jade.pngUncut jade15.631,313
Uncut red topaz.pngUncut red topaz9.177,850
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire5.723,321
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emerald3.221,148
Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby1.91699.36
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond1.791,535

Mining iron ore can be done in many places but one of the best in the dwarven mines underneath Falador. It's recommended to have at least 15 Dungeoneering as this allows you to enter the mysterious entrance close by where you will find a bank deposit box nearby. This will drastically decrease the time it takes to bank. The output is calculated having full stamina at all times. It should be noted that you will be getting iron ores and sedimentary geodes while mining. The geodes can later be opened to retrieve spirit shards and different gems. The player should use the best pickaxe possible as it will grant more ores per hour. Here you find a table over estimated profit per hour with different mining levels and pickaxes. Using Iron stone spirit will cut the time you spend mining in half and are most likely worth it you can see it being used in the bottom column.

For a close approximation of ore mined per hour (of pure mining) based on your levels and gear see the mining rate calculator.

Mining Level Pickaxe Total time per run (sec) Ore (hour) Sedimentary geode (hour) Profit (hour) Experience (hour) Using iron stone spirit
10 Iron Pickaxe 331 294 29 125,890 10200 No
20 Steel Pickaxe 168 579 58 248,495 20400 No
30 Mitrhil Pickaxe 118 820 82 351,791 30600 No
40 Adamant Pickaxe 94 1035 104 444,066 40800 No
50 Rune Pickaxe 82 1192 119 511,089 48960 No
50 Rune Pickaxe 51 1914 96 762,618 48960 Yes