Best Mining Locations in Runescape

Want to know the absolute best mining locations in Runescape? Don’t know where the best place to mine coal is? Sick of Dwarven mines? Don’t know where to mine clay? Don’t know best spot for mining silver?

There are many places where you can mine in Runescape, different locations meaning different ores. Many of these locations are nowhere near banks, so if you want to mine ore for money, you need to be careful where you want to mine. If you want to purely mine and grind for exp, you need to know some not-so-well-known mining locations to get the ultimate advantage when mining. These following spots are all in F2p (Free-To-Play) as I am assuming the majority of you are F2p. Enjoy!

Alkharid Mines

There are MANY mines here, and you can see that the ore vary, and can be very useful no matter what mining level you are. Many people choose to come here and mine iron, and drop it, grinding levels like that. Other people mine coal, gold, mithril, or adamant and walk to Alkharid Bank to make some money. Watch out if you are low level, because there are level 22 scorpions here which attack you.

Barbarian Village

Here there are several mines. Many people come here to mine coal. The closest bank is Varrock South bank, and this could be useful in a non-crowded world, as you have much coal close to each other and you can bank them easily.

Lumbridge Swamps East Mine

This is a not-so-well-known mining spot, ideal for new players. This is very useful for new players, as its not crowded and has low level rocks available. This is not recommended for players with high mining levels, as the exp you will get is limited and you will also get little gold.

Lumbridge Swamps West Mines

Similar to the east Lumbridge mines, these mines are not well known. It less crowded worlds, you can basically get all the ores to yourself and you can fill up on coal, and even mithril and adamant rather quickly.

Varrock East Mines

This is a very well known area to mine, as it is close to a bank and features many ores. I would suggest mining iron here, then banking it as it’s considerably close.

Varrock South-West Mines

This location is not crowded, and is ideal if you are looking to mine silver or clay. I would say this is the best F2p spot for mining silver, if it’s not crowded. Watch out though, there is a mugger who hangs around here and attacks low level players.

Crafting Guild Mines

To get access to the crafting guild mines you need 40 crafting and a brown apron. The crafting guild mines are located below. I would say this is the best spot to mine gold in F2p.

Dwarven Mines

This is probably the MOST known mining spot in the game. After all, it is the biggest. However to get here it takes a long time, and it’s very far from the closest bank. If you play on just coming here to get levels, then that is a good idea, but apart from that I do not suggest you try and mine and bank here. There are MANY rocks here to mine, ranging from tin to adamant. Many people mine coal in the mining guild, as there are over 35 coal rocks there. To get into the mining guild you need either 60 mining, or 59 mining and drinking a Dwarven Stout.

Rimmington Mine

These mines are rarely crowded, because of the long distance from the bank. I would suggest mining and dropping iron here, for fast exp.

I hope you learnt something from this short mining location guide. Good luck! Happy mining!


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  1. killa 99
    Posted June 7, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    you have to walk and run so much. you do not know good places.

  2. Havocfire93
    Posted June 9, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Yo killa 99 their are not really a good place with near the bank but I think is the Dwarvens Mines better because if you in a world 93 or other they will don’t have to much people!!!

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  4. Right road
    Posted June 11, 2008 at 3:46 am

    best place to mine is Yanille

    very near bank and if you mine iron there it is the quickest mining xp on the game (apart from granite in desert).

  5. milton p
    Posted June 12, 2008 at 11:17 am

    the best place is the dwarvan mines but use a different entrance. if you look on the map there is a set of stairs right by the falador party room. but it has scorpions level 14 and king scorpions level 32 so be prepared. by the way you can add me if you want “peanut jacob” level 67 mining and 55 smithing.

  6. Ahlalalah
    Posted June 15, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    NOTE: You must have completed rune mysteries to do this.

    A really good place to get some money but not lvl up (unless your lvl 1 mining) is to go to varrok and talk to aubry. (the rune shop person.) and tele to the mines. then you can mine ess and quickly mine and go to a bank. i made 400k in 1 day doing this.

  7. Moviemaker63
    Posted June 15, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    I tottally agree with Ahlalalah.

  8. pappo2
    Posted June 17, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    does any 1 no a good place for mining coal thats not crowded

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  10. loserboy 456
    Posted July 6, 2008 at 1:25 am

    the best place to mine is karamnja 4 gold ore suk on that. it is inside the vocano

  11. Hobo Santa
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 8:00 am

    You forgot the awesomest place, the mining guild! How did you forget that one, i mean this thing is about mining,right?

  12. mooo cow
    Posted July 28, 2008 at 6:54 am

    hey you have no clue but dwarven mine is best place for coal their is ladder that brings you up clsoe to faladors east bank and it is so easy to get to coal or iron or maybe even addy

  13. Zezix13
    Posted August 1, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    I reccomend the dwarven mines in world 61 for mining gold

  14. lord zenegogany1
    Posted August 19, 2008 at 7:56 am

    know the best place 2 mine adamant (f2p)?

  15. lord zenegog
    Posted August 19, 2008 at 7:58 am

    any 1?

  16. Heloo140
    Posted August 21, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    dwarven mines =]

  17. Heloo140
    Posted August 22, 2008 at 5:42 am

    Not sure if its f2p though

  18. memofdavid
    Posted September 1, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    another good place would be the mining guild but u gotta have 60 mining to get in but theres a bank located right outside

  19. mining dude
    Posted September 6, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    pappo2 the best place to mine coal is mining guild cause it has 37 coal rocks, but the cons are that u need 60 mining but if u hav 59 u can drink a dwarwen stout. Guild is very close to bank and very convient

  20. vemon94
    Posted September 7, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    thanks i love your guides big fan of your guides!!!!!!!

  21. kingduffy_1
    Posted September 26, 2008 at 4:49 am

    u all are noobs i rule runescape check me up on high scores noobs…

  22. Ally9098
    Posted September 26, 2008 at 11:46 am

    the best place to mine is a non crowded place! busted losers! sorry. i was hungry for sugar today.

  23. jkl756
    Posted October 6, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    best place 2 mine gold beside crafting guild in f2p?

    also if u could tell me a place where there is heaps of gold rocks.

  24. Joshronaldo7
    Posted October 7, 2008 at 9:31 am

    hey…wheres the best place to mine adamantite ore P2P?

  25. the killer
    Posted October 13, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    helo all runescape noobs and elders. by the time i was level 57 i had 500k and then i hit that point in evryones runescape life were i had no money but i can tell you how i made that 500k in less than a week. if your mining level is below 30 mine ors until it is 30 then go behind the bank in varrok at the west edge and go straight behind it and there should be the rune shop ask aubury to teleport you and mine pure rune ess i made 100k per 700 rune ess thats = to 200k 1400 pure ess and 2100 300k and if your not in that mood you can kill cows for there hides and sell them or go behind lumbridge and collect swamp tar it only takes up 1 space so you dont have to go back to lumbridge and if your a low level i can help you upgrade your level im on worl 3 at ice mountain evry satuday night good luck

  26. jerythepig
    Posted October 15, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    mining is also great near ralekka, its not too far from a bank in keldagrim so trips are manageably short.

  27. greybear55
    Posted October 20, 2008 at 11:32 am

    mmm, pking is back and it’s called pvp world’s and besides the best mining place is varrock south camp- power mine iron ore untill 50 then coal untill 60….lol

  28. ezra
    Posted November 12, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    i mine al karad but can you mine steel in varry

  29. King Duffy1
    Posted November 22, 2008 at 8:52 am

    I always recommend Runite mine, Mine the ores there then log and switch worlds. A great way to get runite ore.

  30. lol noobs
    Posted November 24, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    noobs trying to impercinate kingduffy..

  31. thehogmog
    Posted November 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    OMG!!! what the heck happened to edgeville dungeon mines????And you even missed out hobgoblins mine, steel mine and the skeleton mine???

  32. king duffy1
    Posted December 4, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    i am r momma..if u got red poop lt me lick it

  33. chris
    Posted December 9, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    i no a better place its called coal trucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. rock smake
    Posted December 25, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    the best way)mining(in fally
    Guys it is near the bank

  35. nacirema861
    Posted December 28, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    go to karajama volcanoe to mine gold.

  36. pe0wnersk1ll
    Posted December 29, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    guys the best place to mine is the dwarven guild use the side entrnce its ez so close too a bank…….and dont call anyone noobs anymore thaTS GAY soooo gay….its called…croobz not noobs croobz remember croobz

  37. me
    Posted January 1, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Fu all

  38. dominick736
    Posted February 28, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    i like to move it move it i like to…… move it!!!

  39. Posted March 15, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    The Al Kharid mines have level 14 scorpions, not level 22.
    Just to make that clear.

  40. germanman131
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    mining is boring i rather merch

  41. pk max212
    Posted April 13, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    note:4 mems only

    ok u must have done tree gnome village and the grand tree u go unde the trap door in the room where king nonade is and u go north-east and push the roots and there r loads of diffrent ores in that area.

  42. zezima
    Posted April 14, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    ur all noobs mine runiteand then swap worlds it ownsfor money and xp

  43. Sherry271
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 5:58 am

    Umm if i may say with the dwafen mines theres a easyer route to get from there to the bank next to the party room theres a stair case that goes to the mines so its not that far away from the bank :)

  44. king fille13
    Posted April 27, 2009 at 8:58 am

    well… drink 24 dwarwen stout and you will go up 24 mining lvls

    add me (king fille13) on runescpe…

  45. mike sike
    Posted April 27, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    this mining sites sucks!!!

  46. pk simmo123
    Posted May 23, 2009 at 1:06 am

    the obvious best place to mine is near yanille typew it in on the map and its like 2 second walk from bank

  47. locky
    Posted May 24, 2009 at 6:23 am

    coal trucks are good, if ur looling for addy try mining at lummy swamps near draynor also there coal and a few mith there 2

  48. ambertay
    Posted May 27, 2009 at 3:13 am


  49. nin
    Posted May 31, 2009 at 7:12 am

    ur mum

  50. asdas
    Posted June 6, 2009 at 9:02 am

    in falador there is a room next 2 the drop room go in there and there is coal gold etc. instead of going all the way to the dwavern mine

  51. Posted June 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    omfg!!! u guys have no good idea…its wasting of time, that person who made this site:’(

  52. Posted June 8, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    any who knowes a good place to mine silver

  53. Yunus Turkmen
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 12:14 am

    good tip if u have a house servant u can just mine by rimmi and tell the servant to take it 2 the bank lol

  54. Wiglifligli
    Posted September 7, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    kindduffy i own u in F.O.G.

  55. sasranger99
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 6:30 am

    accutally in rimmington mine the closet bank is falador(north of rimmington mine) check on ur map! hope this helps!! :)

  56. Just goto and make millions
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    the killer
    Posted October 13, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    “helo all runescape noobs and elders. by the time i was level 57 i had 500k and then i hit that point in evryones runescape life were i had no money but i can tell you how i made that 500k in less than a week. if your mining level is below 30 mine ors until it is 30 then go behind the bank in varrok at the west edge and go straight behind it and there should be the rune shop ask aubury to teleport you and mine pure rune ess i made 100k per 700 rune ess thats = to 200k 1400 pure ess and 2100 300k and if your not in that mood you can kill cows for there hides and sell them or go behind lumbridge and collect swamp tar it only takes up 1 space so you dont have to go back to lumbridge and if your a low level i can help you upgrade your level im on worl 3 at ice mountain evry satuday night good luck”

    500k is noobie cash. I just made 450k LAST NIGHT starting from lvl 3.
    Its called LMFAO =]

  57. tjbone133
    Posted December 24, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    there is one path that the author of this site did not mention/ did not know about. This involves the path from falador to the dwarven mines. There is an easier way to go mining in the dwarven mines. start from the east bank in falador. head towards the party room. on one side of the party room there is an empty building with some stairs going underground. take the stairs down and there, you are in the dwarven mines. However, i have to warn the lower combat lvl people. there are level 14 and 32 scorpions down there. It also connects directly to the mining guild (Underground). I consider this the easiest way to go mining cuz it is a short distance to the bank.

  58. CarmelWafferStick
    Posted February 17, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Hey all. There is a mining spot pretty much right beside a bank. It is Port Khazard. It is North-East of Yanille, East of the Fight Arena and South of the Tower Of Life. there is Coal, Mithril, and Iron there. There is a bank in Yanille (South-West) or you can deposit your ores in the deposit box in the port. I hope this helps you guys!!

    RS Name: ResideToDebt


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  61. Tim Lakas
    Posted August 17, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Best way to make money is get iron and sell every 2000 or so, once you get 60+ you get ores like CRRAAZZZZYYYY

  62. Posted September 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    For higher level players who have the dungeoneering level, I would reccomend using the dwarven mines resource dungeon deposit box rather than the aboveground falador bank due to speed and proximity, when using the mining guild.

    Additionally, for iron when moneymaking through steel (for those of you without the level for efficient adamantine or runite mining), there is an area with four iron rocks right outside the resource dungeon. Fast mining, fast banking.

    For those of you working on coal mining: I would strongly reccommend getting a coal bag. It doubles your inventory for coal and makes your life much, much easier.

    My runescape name is 1k00ld00d and my mining level is 71, message me if you have any questions.

  63. Smash
    Posted September 24, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    The Best members spot is outside of Yannille

  64. dude231234
    Posted December 8, 2010 at 10:59 am

    why did you create this website if it does not even wortha thing even I know better places to mine then you

  65. menbully2353453426
    Posted December 8, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    get a job your life is over with website making now please don’t make a new one unless you know how to help others correctly.

  66. mohy aldeen7
    Posted December 12, 2010 at 2:51 am

    thanks man u really helped me,liked!

  67. Posted January 3, 2011 at 8:51 am

    this was a good site but there is a spot some where in adrouge i forget how to pronounce that town name right but theres a place there with mining where u dont have t wait for the ore to come back its just a huge rock of 24/7 iron and coal

  68. Posted January 3, 2011 at 8:56 am

    iv never used it tho i just passed it on my way to get a maid for my house oh and grepolis man is my rs username if u want to add me but i already have realy nice lvl102 friends so add me if u want

  69. Jake
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 2:45 am

    there actually is a deposit box on the docks in port serim which is a little closer than the draynor bank if your mining in rimington

  70. Pyro 2105
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Rimmington mines can be banked at the deposit box next to the first ship in port sarim.

  71. cody
    Posted June 18, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    get level 20 dungeoneering, then go to the dwarven mines near the falador entrance, then go into the “mysterious entrance” and there is a deposit box there, inside the “mysterious entrance” there are a lot of auto-ers so go outside the mysterious entrance and go in and out, works good for mining coal, mith, and addy

  72. liam barnes
    Posted July 3, 2011 at 4:41 am

    the best place for iron, coal in large amounts or mithril gold and adament is the Dwarven mine if u got lv 15 dungon skill theres a drop bank in there to drop of ores fast to so i recomand it largly i hang there alot

    my charters name is barnesy1997 add me!

  73. shut your mouth when your talking to me
    Posted July 8, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    the best place to mine gold is the crafting guild if you are in a clan. you can tele to the clan camp and walk for like 5 seconds and go into the crafting guild get your gold and use the home tele and bank

  74. Sneaky
    Posted July 11, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Hey guys, if anyone wants a trick, after you have done dragon slayer quest, go back to crandor island with atleast 55 mining (you can get back through the karamja volcano, start heading towards where the boat crashed, theres a mine with 7 or 8 mithril mines, just mithril. and its rarely crowded due to not many players doing dragon slayer

  75. D4N
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 6:26 am

    hmmm… may sound wierd but i got 72 mining from copper :P

  76. Posted September 3, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    ouch my dick

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