Here’s what you need to do in order to get your Mining skill up to 99.
If you have been looking for ways to get your Mining skill up to 99 in Runescape, then we have you covered. You’re going to need a great pickaxe and an urn in preparation. These are the Runescape items that you should take with you if you’re going to get the most out of this technique. Skills are great ways to earn Runescape gold and experience, and Mining is up there with the past of them when used in the right way. So here’s how to level up your Mining skill.
When you are in the first 10 levels, you’ll want to start out by mining either tin or copper. This will bag you at 5,000 experiences on an hourly basis. This is your best option at this early stage, and you can do so over at the Burthorpe mine. Alternatively, you can try the mining site to the southeast of Varrock or Lumbridge Swamp. It should only take you less than an hour to reach level 10, just make sure you don’t bother with clay and go for the best ore.
Once at level 11, you can earn 15,000 XP per hour by going with iron ore. Go to the mining sites at south-west Varrock or south-west Lumbridge Swamp. Keep an eye on your stamina at this point, and make sure that you’re not going AFK. This will be detrimental to your experience, as will not use your urn so be sure that you are using it. You are going to see just how beneficial this is even at these early stages.
Go over to the Falador mining site, or the Barbarian Village site to mine coal rocks. You can also go to the southwest Lumbridge Swamp. Here you can expect to get around 25,000 XP per hour. So fill up your urns and head back to get your experience. Rinse and repeat the process and you will be at level 30 in no time.
We’re moving onto other ores now. There are the Karmaja Volcano or south-west Varrock mining sites for this one. Go for mithril ore rocks and you will get around 40,000 experience every hour.
The main ore for this stage is Adamantite. You can find this at south-east Varrock’s mining site, as well as the sites in Rimmingtone and the Anachronia western ruin mine. Luminite is also a good choice here, which you can locate on the Battlefield mining area, as well as the previously mentioned Anachronia mine and the Mining Guild resource dungeon. You can also check out the Dwarven mine for this too. Doing so will get you 45,000 XP per hour.
You are going to need strength at this point as you are getting to where F2P training peaks. Here, runite ore rocks grant you 60,000 experiences every hour. Go to the Mining Guild, the Crandor mining site to the north, the Fight Arena and the southern Crandor site too.
You’ll be able to earn 70,000 XP per hour mining either drakolith or orchalcite. The Mining Guild is where you will want to go, or at the Wilderness mining site to the south-west for orchalchite. For drakolith, you can go to the resource dungeon in the Mining Guild or Al Kharid, as well as the Heroes’ Guild and Karamja mining site.
Going through the next six levels we will be focusing on either phasmatite or necrite. These aren’t amongst the RS3 discontinued items, they are in fact ore rocks that can earn you around 85,000 XP per hour. The latter is found in the Al Kharid mining site resource dungeon or the Uzer mining site, so whichever you want to go to. Otherwise, the phasmatite is in the Abandoned Mine, the Dwarven Mine, and to the south of Port Phasmatys. You can earn up to 85,000 experience per hour by doing this.
Go to Abomination Cave, Jatizso Dungeon or Glacor Cave. Here you’ll be able to mine banite that will offer hourly rates of 110,000 XP. You can do this once you have finished the Ritual of Mahjarrat or Hero’s Welcome quests, as well as completing the Fremennik achievements too.
Finish the Plague’s End quest then go for corrupted ore by the Seren Stones. You could opt for light or dark Animica in the Lletya mining site. The former will net you around 180,000 experiences per hour. Once you’re at around 97, you can go to Alaea Crablets to get the sea salt they drop. Sell it for supplies to get RS3 gold and you’ll be ready to gear up and carry on.
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