Mining iron ore

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Mining iron ore
RequirementsMining iron ore.png
Skills

10 Mining (50 for Rune pickaxe)
15 Dungeoneering
25 Combat

Items
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
Quest
None
Other
None
Results
ProfitExperience gained
808,668.0948,960 Mining
Inputs (26,796)Outputs (835,464.09)
957 × Iron stone spirit.png Iron stone spirit (26,796)
1,914 × Iron ore.png Iron ore (784,740)
62.17 × Spirit shards.png Spirit shards (1,367.74)
24.06 × Uncut opal.png Uncut opal (5,268.75)
15.6 × Uncut jade.png Uncut jade (7,348.59)
9.17 × Uncut red topaz.png Uncut red topaz (4,236.86)
5.72 × Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire (5,248.02)
3.22 × Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald (9,971.89)
1.91 × Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby (4,796.4)
1.79 × Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond (12,485.85)

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 dungeonering 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 29 132,855 10200 No
20 Steel Pickaxe 168 579 58 262,234 20400 No
30 Mitrhil Pickaxe 118 820 82 371,238 30600 No
40 Adamant Pickaxe 94 1035 104 468,615 40800 No
50 Rune Pickaxe 82 1192 119 539,346 48960 No
50 Rune Pickaxe 51 1914 96 798,702 48960 Yes