Mining Adamantite ~ The Easy Way
Table of Contents
- 1.0 - Introduction
- 2.0 - Requirements
- 3.0 - Facts About Adamantite Ore
- 4.0 - Getting to the Adamantite Rocks
- 5.0 - Finding the Best Pickaxe
- 6.0 - The Process
- 7.0 - Inventory and Armour
- 7.1 - Mining Armour
- 7.2 - Weight Reduction Clothing
- 7.3 - Inventory
- 7.3.1 - Teleport Crystal
- 7.3.2 - Obtaining Teleport Crystals
- 8.0 - Summoning Familiars
- 9.0 - Frequently Asked Questions
- 10.0 - Credits
1.0 - Introduction
» Inside this guide I will show you how to mine and bank Adamantite ore efficiently and in the best way possible. The best spot to mine and bank Adamantite ore is located in Tirannwn, in the Elven Mine. The closest bank to the Elven Mine is the bank in Lletya, which is a 1 minute 28 second walk or a 45 to 50 second run. I will show you how to mine Adamantite ore for money as well as some experience. Now, let's get started.
2.0 - Requirements
The only skill requirement to mine Adamantite ore is 70 Mining, but you will need other skill requirements in order to complete the quests needed in order to bank using Lletya.
- 70+ Mining in order to mine Adamantite ore
- 60 Ranged for Mournings End Part I
- 56 Agility for Regicide
- 5 Fletching for Big Chompy Bird Hunting
- 30 Cooking for Big Chompy Bird Hunting
- 50 Thieving for Mournings End Part I
- Mournings End Part I
- Sheep Herder
- Big Chompy Bird Hunting
- Roving Elves
- Waterfall Quest
- Underground Pass
- Plague City
3.0 - Facts About Adamantite
Now, before you start mining some Adamantite, you probably want to know some information on Adamantite rocks and ore.
You need at least level 70 Mining in order to mine an Adamantite ore. You will receive 95 Mining experience per ore mined, and it takes approximately 6-8 minutes for the ore to return to the rock based on the population of the world you are in.
|Adamantite rock found in Elven Mine|
|Adamantite ore after being mined|
4.0 - Getting to the Adamantite Rocks
|Getting to the Adamantite rocks can be a little tricky at first, but once you know your way around the beautiful forests of Tirannwn, getting to the rocks will a piece of cake! The rocks are located west of Lletya and just west of the Magic Trees outside of Lletya. You will incounter a few Agiltiy obstacles on your way to the Adamantite rocks such as having to jump over a patch of leaves, passing a stick trap, and stepping over a tripwire.|
Refer to the map if having any troubles getting to the mine.
5.0 - Find the Best Pickaxe
Now before you start hacking away at some Adamantite rocks, it would be best to find the pickaxe that suits you best. There is mainly 3 pickaxes to choose from with one alternative. There is the Rune Pickaxe, Dragon Pickaxe, Sacred Clay Pickaxe (morphic), Volatile Clay Pickaxe, and the Inferno Adze.
|Rune Pickaxe- The Rune Pickaxe is commonly used by many players who have a Mining level of 40 or higher. It is the number one choice by many miners because of its strength in mining and its affordable price. The current market price is found here. [GE]|
Dragon Pickaxe- The Dragon Pickaxe is the best overall pickaxe in Runescape. Even though it is better than a Rune Pickaxe and has an increased mining strength, it is extremely expensive and used by serious miners and people who have money to spend. The current market price is found here. [GE]
|Sacred Clay Pickaxe (Morphic)- The Sacred Clay Pickaxe is compares to a Rune Pickaxe in pretty much every way. Only difference is is that the Sacred Clay pickaxe doubles your mining experience when mining. Unfortuanetly the pickaxe will degrade after a certain amount of experience and is only obtained from the minigame Stealing Creation and can only be purchased with 20 Stealing Creation points.|
|Sacred Clay Pickaxe (Volatile)- The Sacred Clay Pickaxe Volatile is pretty much the exact same thing as the regular Sacred Clay Pickaxe (Morphic). Only two differences is that unlike the morphic tool, you can not choose which item to have the tool transformer into, and you receive 2.2 times the experience when mining. This too is purchased using 20 Stealing Creation points.|
|Inferno Adze- The Inferno Adze is not only a pickaxe but also a woodcutting axe. It compares exactly the same to a Rune Pickaxe when mining but in order to use this adze, you need to have level 92 Firemaking as well as 41 Mining and 61 Woodcutting.|
6.0 - The Process
The process of mining and banking Adamantite ore is very simple. All you need to do is walk to the Elven Mine or Adamantite rocks and mine a full inventory of Adamantite ore. Then proceed to to the by walking or using an Elf Teleport Crystal obtained from starting Mournings End Part I. Walk to the bank, deposit your ore and any gems you might have mined. After that, walk back to the mine, mine some Adamantite ore and repeat the process.
7.0 - Inventory and Armour
The only piece of equipment that you must have is some type of Pickaxe ranging from Bronze to Rune, Sacred Clay, Dragon, or an Inferno Adze. The best pickaxe to use would be the Dragon Pickaxe, but if you can't afford one a Rune Pickaxe works just fine as well. For me I mine using a Rune Pickaxe and a armour setup of:
|Helmet: Helm of Neitiznot|
Weapon: Rune Pickaxe
Shield: Holy Book
Cape: Legends or Spotted
Boots: Boots of Lightness
Gloves: Barrows Gloves
Ring: Ring of life
Chest: Monk robe or Dark Blue robe
Legs: Monk robe or Dark Blue robe
You can wear anything you would like but I prefer the Boots of Lightness and Spotter cape so I can take off 7 kilograms from my total weight. As long as you have a pickaxe, anything else could be your choice.
7.1 - Varrock Armour and Shooting Stars
Varrock ArmourIf you have completed the Varrock Achievement Diary, you can wear Varock Armour 3 when mining. The Varrock Armour 3 gives a bonus to mining that gives you the chance to mine two ores from ther same rock at random. If you plan on wearing Varrock Armour, you must wear Varrock Armour 3 as Varrock Armour 1 and 2 don't give you the chance to mine two ores at once including Adamantite.
|Varrock Armour 3|
Shooting StarsAfter you have freed the Star Sprite inside of a mined star, he will give you a item reward as well as recieveing the ability to mine extra ores for around 15 minutes. If you use this ability when mining Adamantite ore, you will recieve more Adamant ore increasing your production. Even though the extra 15 minutes may not seem like a long time, if it takes you less than 15 minutes to mine a full inventory of Adamantite ore, you will increase your production which means more money and experience. Shooting stars are part a Distraction and Diversion only allowing you too mine one star every week.
7.2 - Weight Reduction Clothing
If you are looking to maximize the amount of weight you can reduce from your total weight, there is a variety of clothing and armour you can wear.
|Agile Top Reduces weight by 12 kilograms and can be obtained by completeing 250 'perfect' laps on the Advanced Barbarian Agility course. Level 35 Hitpoints and Defense is needed to wear it|
|Agile Legs Reduces your weight by 10 kilograms and can be obtained by completeing 250 'perfect' laps on the Advanced Gnome Agility course. Level 35 Hitpoints and Defense is needed to wear it|
|Spotted Cape Reduces weight by 3 Kilograms requires level 40 Hunter to wield|
|Spottier Cape Reduces weight by 5 Kilograms and requires 66 Hunter to wield|
|Boots of Lightness Reduces weight by 4.5 kilograms and requires the completion of Temple of Ikov|
|Penance Gloves Reduces weight by 7 Kilograms and can be brought from Commander Connad near the Entrance to Barbarian Assualt for 150 points in each of the four roles|
Here is a picture of all the armour being worn.
7.3 - Inventory
What you have in your inventory is completely up to you, although I recommend bring along a Teleport Crystal. For me, I bring along a Teleport Crystal so I can bank faster and increase my production per hour. Since there is a chance that you will be poisoned on your way to the rocks, you can also bring along an Anti-Poison to cure you of any poison or piece of food just incase you lose some health.
Here is the inventory I usually use. The one item is the Teleport Crystal.
Teleport CrystalUsing a Teleport Crystal in order to bank in Lletya is very helpful and recommended when mining. You recieve the crystal when you start Mournings End Part I from Eluned. If you use up all of your crystals charges, you can have Eluned recharge them for a small price of 750gp. The good news is that each time it's recharged, the price will go down until it reaches 150gp per crystal.
If you plan on using the crystal for teleportation and only have one crystal, kill a few Elf Warriors in Lletya in order to obtain extra uncharged crystals. This way you don't have to recharge the crystals as often.
[center]Obtaining Teleport Crystals
If you are using the Teleport Crystal method with only one crystal and are getting tired of recharging it every three teleports, luckily you can obtain more crystals. The best way to obtain more crystals is to kill Elf Warriors. Elf Warriors are located inside the town of Lletya and the easiest warriors to kill are the melee ones which are level 108. The best way to kill the Elf Warriors would be to use Range and stand behind one of the fences in the town center and kill them.
In order to kill them, just wear an armour setup as follows in order from best to worst:
Helmet: Third Age Coif, Armadyl Helmet, Archer Helmet, Coif
Necklace: Amulet of Range, Fury, Amulet of Glory
Chest: Third Age Body, Armadyl, Karils, best Dragonhide you can wear
Legs: Third Age Chaps, Armadyl, Karils, best Dragonhide you can wear
Boots: Ranger Boots, Snakeskin boots
Gloves: Third Age Vambraces, Barrows Gloves, best Dragonhide you can wear
Cape: Ava's Accumulator
Ring: Archers Ring, Ring of Wealth, Ring of Life
Weapon: Crystal Bow, Karils Crossbow, Rune Crossbow
Quiver: Nothing if using Crystal Bow, Bolt racks, Broad Bolts (requires level 55 Slayer) or Mithril Bolts
8.0 - Summoning Familiars
If you are looking to maximize the number of ores you can mine per trip to the adamantite rocks, and the twenty seven ores (using Teleport Crystal) isn't enough for you, you can use Summoning familiars to hold items for you so you can mine more ore each trip. Besides holding extra items, some Summoning familiars even give you an invisible Mining boost. The familiars that can hold items for you include:
|Thorny snail (holds 3 items and requires level 13 Summoning)|
|Spirit kalphite (holds 6 items and requires level 25 Summoning)|
|Bull ant (hold 9 items and requires level 40 Summoning)|
|Spirit terrorbird (holds 12 items and requires level 52 Summoning)|
|War tortoise (holds 18 items and requires level 67 Summoning)|
|Pack yak (holds 30 items and requires level 96 Summoning)|
The familiars that will give you an invisible Mining boost include:
|Desert Wyrm (invisible boost of +1 and requires level 18 Summoning)|
|Void Ravager (invisible boost of +1 and requires level 34 Summoning)|
|Obsidian Golem (invisible boost of +7 and requires level 73 Summoning)|
|Lava Titan (invisible boost of +10 and requires level 83 Summoning)|
9.0 - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should I mine here and not anywhere else, like the dwarven mines?
» A: There are many reasons to mine at the Elven mine and not the Dwarven mines. The Elven mine contains seven Adamantite rocks and while the Dwarven mines contains only three Adamantite rocks. The bank in Lletya may not be as close to a bank as the Dwarvn rocks are, but the Dwarven rocks are usually crowded and it is hard to get a full inventory of Adamantite ore there. The Elven mine has rarely even one person there, and when it's you and seven Adamantite rocks, mining a full inventory of Adamantite ore is always fast and peaceful. In addition, the Tirannwn forests are beautiful and provide a nice calm mining atmosphere.
Q: What is the rate of experience per hour when mining Adamantite ore?
» A: At level 71 Mining, I recieve around 7,000 to 10,000 experience per hour while mining with a Rune Pickaxe. The higher the Mining level, the more experience per hour. If you were to use a Dragon pickaxe the experience would be a bit higher, and doubled if using Sacred Clay Pickaxes.
Q: How much money per hour does mining Adamantite profit?
» A: With 71 Mining, I can mine usually around 4 or 5 inventories of Adamantite ore. Each inventory consists of around 37,000 coins (37k) worth of ore give or take a thousand because of gems you might recieve when mining. In all, I make around 150,000 coins (150k) per hour.
Q: How does this method of mining for profit compare to others?
» A: A full inventory of coal is around 7k gp as taken from the Grand Exchange price, a full inventory of Adamantite is 33,800 gp as taken from the Grand Exchange price. This means it would take a little less than 5 inventories full of coal to equal a full inventory of Adamantite. The amount of time it would take to mine and bank 5 inventories of coal would be more than it would to mine one inventory of Adamantite.
A full inventory of Mithril ore is around 10,180 gp as taken from the Grand Exchange price. This means it would take a little more than 3 full inventories of Mithril ore to equal one inventory of Adamantite. In the amount of time it would take you to mine and bank 3 inventories of Mithril ore, it would be more time than if it was for Adamantite.
A full inventory of Gold ore is around 10,024 as taken from the Grand Exchange price. This means it would take a little more than 3 inventories of Gold ore to equal one inventory of Adamantite. In the amount of time it would take you to mine and bank 3 inventories of Gold ore, it would be more time if you were to just mine one inventory of Adamantite.
Q: What should I do if I want to increase the amount of gems I recieve when mining?
» A: If you want to increase the number of gems that you receive, wear an Amulet of Glory as this increases the chance of receiving gems whilst mining.
Q: How long does each trip take to mine and bank a full inventory of Adamantite?
» A: It should take up to 15 minutes with 70 Mining to mine a full inventory of Adamantite, and a few less minutes with a higher level.
Q: I'm interested in using a Sacred Clay Pickaxe for mining but it takes multiple games to get enough points to buy one. Is there any clan chats that focus on accumulating points with no combat?
» A: Yes. There is at least clan chats that focus on accumulating points in Stealing Creation games with no combat. They are: 1fastsc and Fast SC. 1fastsc plays in world 84, while Fast SC plays in world 99.
10.0 - Credits
Debenkey: Guide Creator
Runescape and Jagex: For pictures and Runescape itself
Zybez and Runescape Community: For Pictures, Information, and Pre-formatted Layout
Slamajama: Helped me improve guide
Maxman: Helped me improve guide
Aragon: Helped me improve guide
Obay: Helped with FAQ
Find Emotion: Agile Top and Legs picture
Mystic Monki: Spottier Cape picture
Monky92: Penance Gloves picture
Edited by Debenkey, 29 January 2011 - 04:01 PM.