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Gold ore
Gold ore
Release date 8 May 2001 (Update)
Members only? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? No
High Alch 90 coins
Low Alch 60 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 225 coins
(Ordan)
Exchange price 450 coins (info)
Buy limit 10,000
Weight 2.2 kg
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Gold ore can be mined at level 40 Mining providing 65 Mining experience. After a Gold rock is mined, it will take 60 seconds until it reappears.

Gold ore is the raw material used to smelt a gold bar. Smelting gold ore into a bar gives 22.5 Smithing experience, or 56.2 with the Goldsmith gauntlets equipped. Since smelting gold bars is an easy way to gain Smithing experience, gold ore is often sold at higher prices than the bars.

The gold bar can then be crafted to make various pieces of jewellery, or smithed to make a gold helmet (requires Between a Rock... quest) or a golden bowl (requires Legends' Quest). Making gold helmets or golden bowls is not advised for those seeking to make a profit, however.

Gold ore can be bought from Ordan at the Blast Furnace in Keldagrim, with a stock of 100.

LocationsEdit

Free-to-playEdit

The Scorpion mine in Al Kharid would be the best bet as it is closest to a bank and a furnace, but players should be aware of scorpions if they are 28 Combat or lower. Also, the mine has intense competition over ores, so look to hop worlds. Otherwise, try Dwarven Mines and banking in Falador East Bank, or use the other mines listed below, but be aware that they are far from a bank.

MembersEdit

A good place to mine gold is in Arzinian Mine, after the quest Between a Rock.... Arzinian Mine is hidden in the mines south of Keldagrim. There are 168 gold rocks in this mine, and players can use the Dwarven Boatman to take their gold ore to the bank for a charge of 20% of the total gold ores, rounded up (or 10% rounded up if the Ring of charos (a) is worn). For example, if the player has 26-28 gold ore in inventory, the boatman will keep 6 gold ore for himself or 3 if the ring is worn and send the remainder to the bank.

For players with the Falador shield 3 or 4, a bank deposit box becomes accessible at the Crafting Guild. That makes the Crafting Guild mining site another good spot to mine gold.

If Arzinian Mine or the Crafting Guild isn't an option, then the following are also available:

Respawn rateEdit

As of 17 July 2014 and according to the Boss Pets and Spawn Rates update:

Spawn rates of pretty much everything in Old School will now be consistent throughout all worlds...[and] resources and monsters now spawn at a standardised rate throughout all worlds regardless of how many people are currently online.
 
— Mods Alfred, Ash, John C, Mat K, Reach, Ronan & Weath

That means gold spawns at a standardised spawn rate, which is one minute after it was last mined, no matter how many players are on a world. Whether it's zero or 2000 players in a single server, all ore across the game will respawn at the same rate.

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Pyrefiend 43 1 2; Common
Bloodveld 76; 81 1 3; Uncommon
Lesser demon 82 1 3; Uncommon
Mutated Bloodveld 123 1 3; Uncommon
King Black Dragon 276 100 (noted) 3; Uncommon
Thermonuclear smoke devil 301 200 (noted) 3; Uncommon
Venenatis 464 300 (noted) 3; Uncommon

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