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A meteoroid is a small piece of astronomical debris found in a star system. The visible trail seen when a meteoroid enters an atmosphere is a meteor (or more whimsically a shooting star), if the meteoroid survives traversing the atmosphere and impacts the planet it is a meteorite.

In 2254 a crewperson on the harvester rig Rostok speculated the flaming trail of the crashing shuttle Icarus might be a meteor or shooting star. (EV comic: "The Flat, Gold Forever")

In 2368 Dr. Hoyle believed he had found a hole caused by a meteor in a ziggurat on Rajatha Prime, he quickly discovered it had in fact been caused by the impact of the crash landing of a shuttlepod. (TNG comic: "Captain's Pleasure")

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Players mining 7 layers of a crashed star open (sped up).

Shooting Star is part of Distractions and Diversions, which was introduced during the 2 September 2008 gaming update. It is Pay-to-play only.

Contents

Introduction

A still-falling star viewed through a telescope.

Shooting Stars fall from the sky every two hours or so. They generally fall across all members worlds within fifteen minutes of each other. If players reach the core of the star within two hours, a Star sprite appears and gives rewards. To mine a Shooting Star you need to know what size it is. The required mining level is ten times that size. For example you need a mining level of 80 to mine a size 8 star.

Requirements

  • A pickaxe or an inferno adze.
  • The required Mining level is 10 times the star size, for example; you need to be level 40 to mine a size 4 star. This does not count for the first-miner bonus.

In the seconds before it lands, the star casts a shadow which players can examine to read: The shadow of a shooting star. There is also a sound while the shadow is visible and when the star lands. If the shooting star lands on top of the player, you will walk out of the star, then begin mining.

Getting Started

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Locating

  • Shooting stars land roughly once every two hours.
  • Stars may land in a different location in each world.

Star crash sites

Asgarnia

Name:  Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Crafting Guild mining site Inside the Crafting Guild by the gold rocks. (Brown apron and 40 Crafting required to enter) Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Falador east bank/Mining Guild East of Falador's eastern bank and the Mining Guild. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Rimmington mining site In the centre of the big mine north of Rimmington. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Falador mining site In the mine north of the dark wizard tower, west from Falador. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.

Crandor or Karamja

Name:  Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Karamja north-western mining site (Horseshoe mine) North west of Brimhaven, near the northern gold mines north of the summoning obelisk. Often called the "Horseshoe mine" by shooting star hunters, due to its' shape Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Brimhaven mining site At the gold rocks south of the entrance to Brimhaven Dungeon. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
South Crandor mining site The south-western mining area on Crandor. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Karamja mining site (Nature mine) In the mine west of the Nature altar. Near the direct centre of the Karamja landmass. Often called 'Nats' or 'Nature mine' by shooting star hunters. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Shilo Village mining site Next to the gem rocks in Shilo Village north-west corner. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.

Fremennik lands or Lunar Isle

Name: Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Keldagrim entrance mining site (Keldagrim mine) In the mine located south of cave entrance to Keldagrim. Often called Keldagrim mine, due its location near Keldagrim. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Jatizso mine(outside above the mine proper) To the right of the mine's entrance on north-west Jatizso. Go through west gate to reach. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Lunar Isle mine Aboveground at the ladder to the Rune essence mines on Lunar Isle. Watch out for the aggressive suqah, which can deal heavy damage. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Managing Miscellania mining site A few squares south of coal mine on Miscellania. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Central Fremennik Isles mining site (Neitiznot Runite Mine) From Neitiznot, go across the first bridge to where the Ice troll runts are and it will still be green grass not white snow, then as far east as possible. Take some food against the aggressive trolls. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Rellekka mining site The mining site in the fenced off area inside the town of Rellekka. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.

Kandarin

Name: Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Legends' Guild mining site (Ardougne eastern mine) At the mine south-west of the Legends' Guild. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
South-east Ardougne mining site (Monastery mine) At the iron rocks north of the monastery, south of East Ardougne. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Coal Trucks In the middle of the coal rocks that supply the Coal trucks. Crossing the balance log requires 20 agility. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Yanille Bank (Magic Guild) In Yanille, between bank and Magic Guild. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.

Fight Arena mining site

The mining spot north-east of Yanille, south-west of Port Khazard. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.

Kharidian Desert

Name:  Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Al Kharid bank Directly outside the doors to Al Kharid bank. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Al Kharid mining site (Scorpions mine) In the mine north of Al Kharid and west of the Duel Arena. Often called 'Scorpion mine' by shooting star hunters. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Duel Arena bank chest At the Duel Arena west of the hospital area and south of the entrance to the Mage Training Arena. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Uzer mining site (Desert clay mine) At the clay mine north of Uzer. Directly north of the Desert hunting area. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Nardah mining site (Desert gold mine) (Vulture mine) At the mine just west of the place on the world map labelled "Vultures". Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Nardah bank Just south-east of the bank in Nardah. Click for a larger image. Click for in-game view.
Western desert mining site (Granite and sandstone quarry) In the centre of the Granite and sandstone quarry Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.

Misthalin

Name: Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
South-east Varrock mining site South of the mine south-east of Varrock, outside the fence. Often called 'South east Varrock mine' by shooting star hunters. Click for in-game view.
Lumbridge Swamp training mining site In Lumbridge swamp, just north of the eastern mining area. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
South-west Varrock mining site (Champion's guild mine) Southern end of the mine south-west side of Varrock, west of the Champion's Guild. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Varrock east bank (Rune shop) South-east of Varrock's eastern bank, between the bank and Aubury's Rune Shop. Often called 'Rune shop' by Star hunters. Click for in-game view.

Morytania or Mos Le'Harmless

Nearby Bank/Mine Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Burgh de Rott Bank About 10 squares north-east of the bank. File:Burg de star.PNG Click for in-game view.
Canifis Bank Right next to Canifis bank. North-west side of the bank. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Mos Le'Harmless bank North-east of the Mos Le'Harmless docks docks. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.

Piscatoris, Gnome Stronghold or Tirannwn

Name: Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Gnome Stronghold Bank In the Gnome Stronghold, near the stairs to the bank in the middle of the stronghold. South-west of the Spirit tree. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Lletya bank Inside the city of Lletya, a bit south of the entrance. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Piscatoris mining site A few squares south of the mining site just south of Piscatoris Fishing Colony. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.

Wilderness

Name Location Fastest way to get there World Map location In-game view
Bandit camp mining site (Hobgoblin mine) Level 33 wilderness in the Hobgoblin mine. North of Dark Warriors' Fortress and Bandit camp. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Mage Arena bank Level 56 wilderness, north of the Mage arena entrance Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Pirates' Hideout mining site Level 53 wilderness, south of the Pirates mine, west of the Mage arena. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
North Edgeville mining site (Steel Mine)(Zamorak mage) (Abyss mine) Level 7 wild, north of the Zamorak wizard that teleports one to the abyss. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Lava Maze runite mining site (Wilderness rune mine) Approximately level 47 wilderness, at the rune rocks north-east of the caged Greater demons, north-west of the Lava Maze. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Southern wilderness mining site Level 10 wild, north-west of Edgeville Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.
Wilderness Volcano bank At the Wilderness Volcano by the banker, a few steps north. Click for larger image. Click for in-game view.

Mining

  • The first person to attempt to mine the star (even if they only have mining level 1) will be rewarded with Mining experience in the amount of 75 times your mining level. This is called a tag. You do not need a pickaxe to get the tag, though you cannot mine it further wihout a pickaxe. Their name will also be added to the Shooting Star Noticeboard in the house north of the Observatory.
  • Shooting stars come in sizes from 1 to 9. Players can find out how large the star is by examining it, and they can prospect it to check on the progress to the next level. (See below for a list of Mining level requirement for each star size.)
  • Each layer of the star is mined from 0% to 100%, at which point the outermost layer sloughs off and the star's size is reduced by one. The amount left to mine can be determined by prospecting while mining. More people mining the star will get through these layers faster, while with just two or three people it can take up to ten minutes per level. If the sprite is not released by the end of the two hours between stars, the rock vanishes without the bonus.
  • Players can only carry a maximum of 200 stardust at a time.
    A Size-9 Crashed Star.
    Stardust can be banked, but the 200 maximum counts stardust in your bank as well. You can continue to mine to gain xp even if your stardust is maxed out.

Star sizes

The following table lists the star sizes, with the Mining level required to mine it. The Mining experience is gained per stardust.

The number of stardusts per star size is indicated in the table below. The time it takes to lower a star size depends upon the number of miners mining it and their respective mining levels; the more miners, the faster the star gets to the star sprite level. For the same number of miners, a higher star size level goes down to the next level faster than a lower star size level because there are fewer stardusts at higher star size levels than at lower star size levels.

Star size Mining level XP/stardust XP/stardust with Sacred clay pickaxe Number of stardust/star size Total XP per size Cumulative XP
9 90 210 420 15 3150 80710
8 80 145 290 25 3625 77560
7 70 114 228 40 4560 73935
6 60 71 142 80 5680 69375
5 50 47 94 175 8225 63695
4 40 32 64 250 8000 55470
3 30 29 58 430 12470 47470
2 20 25 50 700 17500 35000
1 10 14 28 1250 17500 17500
  • Drinking a Dwarven Stout will briefly raise mining one level. This can be handy at level 89 to reach level 90 early, or at any level. A mature dwarven stout will raise your mining level by two levels. A Void Ravager can be summoned with a Summoning level of 34 and has the same effect as the Stout with the boost lasting slightly longer.

Rewards

The Shooting Star noticeboard.
  • For the first person who attempts to mine the star, 75 experience per Mining level and being named the discoverer of the star.
  • If they reach the star core within two hours, players are rewarded according to how much dust they had with them, up to:

Notes

  • There is a chance that you mine gems (sapphire-diamond) from various layers of the star. Wearing a charged amulet of glory increases this chance. Onyx and Dragonstone are not obtainable from stars.
  • If the star vanishes before the core is reached, the stardust may be kept and used for a later star.
  • The Star fall cycle will reset during a system update and stars on the ground before the update will not remain.
  • Star sprites will reward only once per day; a day is the 24 hour period beginning at 0000 (UTC). To claim the reward, simply chat to the star sprite while it stands around in the remains of its star.
  • The extra ore bonus stacks with the Varrock armour, so it is possible to mine three ores in one rock (only up to Adamantite ore).
    • The timer only runs while you are logged in.
    • Unlike the Varrock armour, even when you have only one inventory slot free, the boost allows you to receive an extra ore, which will fall on the ground.
    • The extra ore bonus also works on rune ore, unlike Varrock armour, which only gives its double ore boost for ores as high as adamantite. This makes the Mining boost extremely useful for mining runite.

Scoreboard

In the Observatory professor's house is a noticeboard which lists the last five stars to be discovered on that world, how long ago they were, and who discovered them.

References


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

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