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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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A player mining Gold from the Arzinian Mine.

Gold ore is a type of ore that can be obtained through the Mining Gold rocks in various places throughout RuneScape. Gold ore can be mined with a Mining level of 40 or higher, granting 65 Mining experience.

After being mined, a gold rock takes an average of 2 minutes to respawn. It can also be smelted through the Smithing skill at level 40, granting 22.5 Experience, to form a gold bar, which can then be crafted into various types of jewellery through the Crafting skill, but it cannot be smithed into weapons or armour. Currently the only items that gold bars can be smithed into are the Gold helmet during the quest Between a Rock..., and the Golden bowl during the quest Legends quest During mid January 2010 gold ore was worth less than silver ore.

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Obtaining the Ores

A good place to mine gold is in Arzinian Mines, after the quest Between a Rock.... The Arzinian Mines are hidden in the mines south of Keldagrim. There are 168 gold rocks in this mine, and you can use the ferrymen to take your gold ore to the bank, for a price of 6 gold ores (or 3 if the Ring of Charos is worn). If the player has made some progress in the Keldagrim quest series, they may use the watchtower just north of the ferryman as a shortcut to the bank rather than paying the gold for the ferryman to bank them. If the quest is not done, it can still be obtained from the dwarven mines. It is located just outside the mining guild, but it is a very unpopular place to get it because there are only two gold ore rocks.

Players with 80 or more Mining can mine concentrated gold rocks in the Living Rock Caverns at a very good speed rate. Aggressive high level (120+) monsters may attack unprepared players, so it is advisable to bring some kind of armour. Farli's camp near the exit of the cave has a pulley lift that acts as a deposit box. The unofficial world for mining concentrated gold is World 84.

Another good place is in the Crafting guild as there are seven gold rocks there as well as some silver and clay. The disadvantages to this method are that it's a long walk to the nearest bank and it can be quite full sometimes and most people tend to fight over it and this may be a very unpleasant way to mine gold. However, this disadvantage can be alleviated with a Ring of duelling teleport to Castle Wars to bank and using the Balloon Transport and one oak log to fly back to the Crafting Guild or by using a Skills Necklace. You can also use an Explorer's Ring 3 to teleport to the cabbage patch and run to draynor then teleport back to the cabbage patch from draynor bank and run to the crafting guild.

An alternative place to mine gold is the Brimhaven north-west mine. If the Fairytale II - Cure a Queen and Holy Grail are completed, it is very easy to get to a bank. Slightly north of the rocks is a watchtower that you can walk under, as is done during the Holy Grail Quest. Blowing a Magic Whistle under it will result in the player being teleported to the King Fisher Realm. From here, run north across the bridge and use the Fairy Ring to teleport to Zanaris to bank the ores. Repeat to get back to the mining spot using the Fairy Ring Code BJR. There is also another mining spot further south, which is close to the entrance to the Brimhaven Dungeon.

Also, gold ore can be acquired from the ore shop at the Blast Furnace in Keldagrim in quantities of up to 100.

You may also obtain gold ore from looting certain Implings from the Impetuous Impulses minigame; however, the implings do not always give gold ore, so this would not be the best way to obtain it.

There is a gold ore spawn in the vault in the Varrock West Bank. Telekinetic Grab can be used to take it. This is a very good way to train magic - equipping an air staff and bringing enough law runes, telegrab the gold ores, and then bank them. Selling the ores will give back the money spent on law runes. This method yields very good Magic experience, and even some profits. This method is also convenient because there is a bank right above, so there is no need to run all the way to a bank, unlike while telegrabbing Wine of Zamorak.

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Goldsmithing Gauntlets

Gold ore is often smelted with Goldsmithing gauntlets to level smithing quickly, yielding 56.2 experience per smelt. As gold rocks are relatively uncommon and difficult to mine, many players purchase large amounts from other players to smelt.

Gold Ore in the Economy

The cost of gold ore temporarily skyrocketed from about 460 coins to 620 coins after the release of the quest Rocking Out, which requires level 69 smithing without the use of temporary boosts. Gold ore is worth significantly more than gold bars.

Generally, gold ore can be expected to rise during the "Summer Spike", or the time when players get out of school/work and return to RuneScape, thus placing more demands in the Grand Exchange. Players can count on all gold objects rising as much as 25 percent in the summertime, and slowly backing down in the Autumn and Winter.

Gold ore decreased from about 600 coins to 350 coins after the release of the Living Rock Caverns and the Concentrated gold rocks. The reason for this is because mining gold became the better way to reach 99 Mining.

Ultimately, gold ore is one of the most traded and overall most important commodities in RuneScape.

Respawn rate

Gold ore, like all other mined rocks, respawns at a rate directly proportional to the number of people in the rock's RuneScape world. If the world is empty, the ore respawns in 2 minutes; if it is full (with 2000 players), it respawns in 1 minute. Thus the respawn rate of gold ore is

math minutes,

where x is the number of players in the world.

A table of respawn rates is given below.

Players 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000
Respawn time 2:00 1:54 1:48 1:42 1:36 1:30 1:24 1:18 1:12 1:06 1:00

References


This article uses material from the "Gold ore" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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