|Also known as?||Other names used for the mine (optional)|
|Rocks||4 Clay rocks
11 Copper rocks
15 Tin rocks
15 Iron rock
26 Coal rocks
12 Mithril rocks
18 Adamantite rocks
|Monsters||Possessed Pickaxe, Animated Spade|
|Location on World map|
|Duel Arena||←||Abandoned Mine||→||Burgh de Rott|
The Abandoned Mine is an old, multi-level mine in Morytania that once was the site of an extensive mining operation. It is now abandoned and partially flooded by the River Salve. The mine features prominently in the Haunted Mine quest.
The mine has six levels. It has many ore veins, which yield clay, tin, copper, iron, coal, mithril, and adamantite ore, and the crystal mine. In the quest, you cut a piece of crystal to make a Salve amulet. After the quest, you can cut more crystal to make a new amulet if you lost your Salve amulet.
The mine also contains the entrance to the Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon), which can be found through a passageway in the northern part of the mine's level 1. This is the location of The Lair of Tarn Razorlor miniquest, in which you can fight Tarn Razorlor and enchant a Salve Amulet. The lair also has Terror dogs, which are sometimes assigned as Slayer tasks.
Morytania had been under the rule of the Vampyres for some time. Lord Lowerniel Vergidiyad Drakan aided Zamorak in his rebellion against the god Zaros and was rewarded with Morytania as his land to rule, provided he could conquer its inhabitants. He quickly mastered Hallowvale (later called Meiyerditch), the land's chief city, during the God Wars, which gave him complete control over Morytania.
During the Fourth Age, the hordes of Morytania were engaged in a constant struggle with the people of Misthalin and Asgarnia. The Zamorakians, seeking to expand their empire to include Misthalin, launched assault after assault across the River Salve against that land. The Salve, a large river with many defensible cliffs, effectively separated Morytania from Misthalin. The only crossing point was at a small spit of land west of modern-day Canifis. The battles were endless, and the people of Misthalin began to lose hope when six of the Seven Priestly Warriors were killed at the site.
In a desperate attempt to end the wars, a number of priests invoked the powers of Saradomin to bless the River Salve, which would, it was hoped, prevent the unholy Morytanians from crossing. Soon, the Paterdomus Temple was built at the sight of the battles, effectively ending the war between Morytania and the humans.
Years later, during the late Fourth Age, a large ore vein was discovered west of modern-day Burgh de Rott. The Drakan family used a massive number of enslaved humans gathered throughout Morytania to work the mine. The mine was dug deep and rich veins of ore including mithril and adamant were found. The mine became one of the largest in the known world at the time.
The miners, after digging far deeper beyond the limits of safety, discovered something hidden in the mine's depths. As soon as Lord Drakan was informed of this, he ordered the mine be shut down. Worse yet, all within the mine, slaves, vampires, and crewmen alike, were slaughtered or trapped in the ensuing collapse. What was discovered in the mine remained a secret.
During the Haunted Mine quest, players venture into the now-haunted mine as they attempt to discover what the miners found, and why Lord Drakan feared it so.
The quest reveals that the holy River Salve had been seeping into the lowest reaches of the mine. Although most of the water was tainted by the land's twisted soil, some remained pure and retained Saradomin's blessing. This collected in the mine's lowest shaft, with purple crystals growing in it. These crystals absorbed the blessing and, when exposed to the unholy creatures of the land, could severely weaken or even kill them. Drakan thus had the mine destroyed to prevent the crystals from falling into the hands of Saradominists. To further protect the crystals, Drakan imprisoned Treus Dayth, one of his followers, on the lowest level. Even after Treus Dayth died, his tortured soul continued to serve as the mine's guardian.
It should be noted that a player will need a light source and a tinderbox (light source gets extinguishes as soon as you go down the stairs) if they wish to enter the part which contains the crystal mines.
Be aware that each level of the mine contains two or more separate zones. You cannot get directly from one zone to another when on that level! Instead, you may have to ascend or descend to other levels, or go outside, to get from zone to zone. A few zones are completely inaccessible.
All of the ladders and stairs between levels are labelled to make finding them convenient. For example, ladder 2 on level 1 and ladder 2 on level 2 are the same ladder, connecting the two levels.
This tour assumes the player has completed the Haunted Mine quest. For players playing that quest, see its article for the special things that must be done in the mine.
The mine can be approached from the Mort Myre Swamp to the north and from Burgh de Rott to the east. Vampires infest both paths. Follow the mine cart tracks to find the main entrance. Most mine carts can simply be walked around, although one near the entrance itself must be climbed over (clicked on). There are also two back entrances near the River Salve, where part of the mine cart tracks temporarily leave the mine. All three of these entrances go to level 1.
There is also a secret entrance to the mine. This goes to a room on level 2. However, both doors to this room are locked and require the Crystal mine key to be unlocked. The player acquires this key during the Haunted Mine quest.
|1||Exit to the main entrance of the mine.|
|2||Ladder down to level 2.|
|3||Mine cart tracks pass outside the mine here. You can crawl through the mine cart tunnels to follow the tracks.|
|4||Ladder down to level 2.|
|5||Passageway to the Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon).|
|A||Obstructions that block passage.|
|B||4 clay ore veins.|
|C||5 tin ore veins.|
|D||4 copper ore veins.|
|2||Ladder to level 1.|
|4||Ladder to level 1.|
|6||Ladder to level 3.|
|7||Ladder to level 3.|
|8||Stairs up to secret entrance on surface.|
|A||Obstructions that block passage.|
|E||Two bronze daggers, a bronze spear, a bronze pickaxe, a steel pickaxe, and a steel longsword.|
|F||5 tin ore veins, all unreachable.|
|G||A bronze pickaxe.|
|H||4 copper, 2 tin, 2 other (perhaps tin, can't be seen) ore veins, all unreachable.|
|J||Room with two locked doors. Doors can be unlocked with the crystal mine key.|
|K||8 coal, 5 mithril, 5 adamantite ore veins.|
|6||Ladder to level 2.|
|7||Ladder to level 2.|
|9||Ladder to level 4.|
|10||Ladder to level 4.|
|11||Ladder to level 4.|
|12||Ladder to level 4.|
|A||Obstructions that block passage.|
|L||Haunted mine carts. Each cart moves along a portion of the mine cart tracks, as shown on the map. Players can avoid carts by walking or running behind or ahead of them and using the occasional wall nooks to let the carts pass. (Be careful; a few nooks are full of abandoned equipment and cannot be entered.) If a cart bumps into the player, the player will be pushed down the cart's route, periodically taking minor damage.|
|M||2 tin ore veins.|
|N||8 tin and 7 copper ore veins.|
|9||Ladder to level 3.|
|10||Ladder to level 3.|
|11||Ladder to level 3.|
|12||Ladder to level 3.|
|13||Lift (elevator) to level 5. This is made operable during the quest and remains operable afterwards.|
|A||Obstructions that block passage. Note that the northernmost set of obstructions do not reach the mine's outer wall and thus can be traversed there.|
|P||Point settings showing how the track switches are set on this level. Pressing 'Start' on this panel moves the mine cart (see T).|
|Q||Levers for track switches A, B, C, D, and E.|
|R||Levers for track switches F, G, H, I, J, and K.|
|T||"Searchable" mine carts. To move a glowing fungus from the central T cart to the northern T cart (by ladder 10), put a fungus in the cart, operate the point settings (P) correctly, go through the mine to get down ladder 10, and search the cart there for the fungus.|
|U||Water valved. Used during the quest, with the Zealot's key, to make the lift operable. Does not need to be used after the quest.|
|V||Iron pick and several coin spawns.|
|W||Chamber contains two bronze pickaxes and two chisels (useful for cutting crystal).|
|X||Glowing fungus spawns. The fungus is the only way to light the dark portion of level 6. It turns to ashes if exposed to sunlight, it must be transported using the point settings (P) and mine carts (T). The fungus is quite fragile and immediately turns to ashes if dropped.|
If you need to move a glowing fungus across level 4 to ladder 10, use these points settings:
|13||Lift (elevator) to level 4. When players descend to level 5 on the lift, they appear in the flooded chamber and wade to the south shore. Any light source other than a glowing fungus is extinguished and any tinderbox in inventory becomes damp and unusable. (A light source is not needed on this level but is needed on part of level 6.)
Players can return to the lift by click on it when standing near the water. (Players cannot just wade into the water from the shore but must click the lift.)
|14||Stairs down to level 6 (Treus Dayth zone).|
|15||Stairs down to level 6 (crystal mine zone).|
|Y||Several iron pickaxes litter the floor of this level. If the player attempts to pick them up, they turn into Possessed Pickaxes and attack. (If the player kills a Possessed Pickaxe, it drops an iron pickaxe, which can be picked up.) A player taking the corridor containing the 'Y' on the map will always be attacked by a Possessed Pickaxe. (The other corridor is safe as long as the player does not try to pick up a pickaxe there.)|
|Z||8 coal veins.|
|aa||9 iron ore veins (1 cannot be reached).|
|14||Stairs up to level 5.|
|15||Stairs up to level 5.|
|bb||Treus Dayth's chamber. Players must have a glowing fungus in inventory to light this zone. This is where the player fights Treus Dayth's ghost in the quest. After the quest, the cranes and mine carts in this chamber are not dangerous. 'bb' marks the spot of the Innocent-looking Key, which becomes the Crystal mine key when picked up.|
|cc||Locked door. The crystal mine key unlocks this door.|
|dd||4 coal veins.|
|ee||13 adamantite ore veins.|
|ff||3 coal veins.|
|gg||3 coal veins.|
|hh||Salve crystal area. A chisel can be used to cut pieces of crystal. Players cannot cut the crystal if they already possess a purple crystal (alone or part of a Salve amulet). The Drop trick can be done to get multiple crystals.|
|ii||8 mithril ore veins (1 not reachable).|
This section is based on the map labels and provides a compact guide to getting to the more interesting areas of the mine.
To get to point P on level 4 from the surface (and move a glowing fungus by mine cart):
To get to point 10 on level 4 from point P (to get the glowing fungus after moving it):
To get to point bb on level 6 from point T on level 4 (to get crystal mine key):
To get to point hh on level 6 from point bb on level 6 (to get to crystal mine):
To get to point hh on level 6 from the surface (to get to crystal mine; already have crystal key):
To get to point K on level 2 from the surface (to mine level 2 ore veins):
Those that were killed in the mine were forced to remain even after death. These spirits now wander the mine, taking their revenge upon all who enter. Some of the abandoned mining equipment has also become possessed, potentially making anything a threat. Much more dangerous beasts await those that venture into Tarn's lair.
Also beware of mining equipment such as:
Despite years of heavy use, the Abandoned Mine is still rich in ore. Although many of the veins are too deep to reasonably reach, some are accessible throughout the mine.
The nearest bank can be found to the east in Burgh De Rott, although it is not open until it is repaired during the quest, In Aid of the Myreque. Numerous aggressive Vampires plague the land between the mine and Burgh de Rott, but players can greatly lessen the threat by wearing good armour, running, and turning auto-retaliate off. A furnace is also in the city, which is useful for smelting the ore.
The ore veins on level 2, with coal, mithril, and adamantite, are quite practical to mine, although few players seem to realise this. After the Haunted Mine quest, players will have the Crystal mine key, which can be used to unlock the doors to the veins on level 2. Also after the quest, players can use the secret entrance, which is right next to the level 2 veins. This makes the round trip between the Burgh de Rott bank and the level 2 veins fairly fast, equivalent in time to other high-value mines like the Mining Guild and the mine on Jatizso. A player who plans to use this area may find a combat level of 101 or more quite an advantage as they will not be attacked by the level 50 possessed pickaxes.
All ore is found in ore veins in the mine's walls, rather than in ore rocks like in many other mines. Some veins are in areas that cannot be reached and others are blocked by debris or abandoned equipment. Many veins nonetheless are accessible, and these provide:
There are two quests involved with the Abandoned Mine.
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