Ore box

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An elder rune ore box

Ore boxes are items that store metal ores. Initially, they can store up to 100 of each ore. This capacity is increased by 20 for certain ores at certain Mining levels (as displayed in the table below), and is increased by another 20 after completing the Everything Is Oresome achievement allowing up to 140 of each ore to be stored. Note that while the achievement only requires a mining level of 90 (for light animica and dark animica) a mining level of 95 is required to store 140 of these ores (see the table below).

Gold and silver ores can only be stored after completing the Family Crest quest and are not subject to storage increases, but are rather always limited to 100 ores each.

The ore boxes can be made at an anvil.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

The ore box's left-click option, "fill", fills the box with all ores in the player's inventory. Ores (including noted ores) can also be individually used on the box to fill it with all ore of that type. A mouse-over tooltip is displayed showing the contents of the ore box sorted from the lowest to the highest tier.

The ore box can be added to the action bar to allow filling it without interrupting mining.

The "Deposit-All" option in the metal bank empties the ore box as well as having an "empty" option that works in the bank interface. Placing an ore box into the bank also empties the box, placing all the ores stored within it into the bank.

Ore boxes share storage between them, so there is no use in owning multiple boxes. Having multiple in backpack at the same time prevents using the boxes.

Dying in the Wilderness with an ore box of any tier, if unprotected, will result in the box and all ores contained within dropping on the ground for the killer. If the player protects their ore box, any ores contained within the ore box will be dropped on the ground for the killer; however, the ore box will be kept.

Types of ore boxes[edit | edit source]

Ore box Highest tier of
ore storable
Ingredients Mining level for
storage increase
GE price Cost of creation
(From scratch)[1]
Bronze ore box.pngBronze ore box Copper ore.pngCopper ore
Tin ore.pngTin ore
2 × Bronze bar 7 1,343 coins 1,312 coins
Iron ore box.pngIron ore box Iron ore.pngIron ore 1 × Bronze ore box
2 × Iron bar
18 1,745 coins 2,810 coins
Steel ore box.pngSteel ore box Coal.pngCoal
Silver ore.pngSilver ore[2]
1 × Iron ore box
2 × Steel bar
29[3] 1,722 coins 4,172 coins
Mithril ore box.pngMithril ore box Mithril ore.pngMithril ore 1 × Steel ore box
2 × Mithril bar
37 2,239 coins 5,508 coins
Adamant ore box.pngAdamant ore box Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite ore
Luminite.pngLuminite
Gold ore.pngGold ore[2]
1 × Mithril ore box
2 × Adamant bar
41[3] 2,633 coins 9,042 coins
Rune ore box.pngRune ore box Runite ore.pngRunite ore 1 × Adamant ore box
2 × Rune bar
55 3,318 coins 22,088 coins
Orikalkum ore box.pngOrikalkum ore box Orichalcite ore.pngOrichalcite ore
Drakolith.pngDrakolith
1 × Rune ore box
2 × Orikalkum bar
66 2,832 coins 33,942 coins
Necronium ore box.pngNecronium ore box Necrite ore.pngNecrite ore
Phasmatite.pngPhasmatite
1 × Orikalkum ore box
2 × Necronium bar
72 3,089 coins 52,846 coins
Bane ore box.pngBane ore box Banite ore.pngBanite ore 1 × Necronium ore box
2 × Bane bar
85 3,222 coins 87,116 coins
Elder rune ore box.pngElder rune ore box Light animica.pngLight animica
Dark animica.pngDark animica
1 × Bane ore box
2 × Elder rune bar
95 3,472 coins 173,724 coins
  1. ^ Using the price of bars bought from GE.
  2. ^ a b Silver and gold ore require completion of Family Crest to be stored in the ore box and metal bank.
  3. ^ a b Increase does not count for gold or silver ore, which are always limited to 100.