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Western desert mining site
File:Quarry map.png
Location South of the Kharidian Bandit Camp.
Members only? Yes
Rocks 28 Granite rocks
32 Sandstone rocks
4 Clay rocks
2 Coal rocks
Monsters None
Requirements None

The Granite and sandstone quarry is a mine south of the Bandit Camp (Kharidian Desert). It is the only source of granite and sandstone rocks in RuneScape.

The quarry features in the Enakhra's Lament quest, as both sandstone and granite are used in the quest, which occurs next to the quarry. It is also a popular place to train Mining since it is the only place that has granite rocks, which are excellent for power-training.

Granite rocks
Sandstone rocks

Transportation

It is possible, albeit inconvenient, to walk to the quarry from Shantay Pass, due to its distance. There are at least three quicker ways to get there:

  • After completing Enakhra's Lament, players can use the Camulet to teleport to Enakhra's Temple, which is very near the quarry. The temple's western exit is perhaps the most convenient for granite mining. The Camulet is by a wide margin the quickest way to get to the quarry.
  • Players can use Magic carpets to fly to the Bandit Camp, Pollnivneach, or Sophanem and then walk to the quarry.
  • Players with sufficient Slayer ability to have Slayer rings can teleport to Pollnivneach and then walk to the quarry.

Note that Desert heat can affect players walking through the desert or staying in the quarry. (Prior to January 2007, no water was required in the quarry. This was changed most likely to reduce macros.) Desert heat can be avoided if a player has Waterskins in inventory or is wearing an Enchanted water tiara.

See Also

The view of the quarry.
Players mining granite.
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