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A player wearing the prospector kit.

The Prospector kit, is an experience-boosting set that grants bonus Mining experience when worn.

Wearing full prospector while entering the Mining Guild is one of the tasks in the hard Falador Diary. Trying to complete this task using the Varrock armour 4 will not work.

Pieces of the kit may be purchased from Prospector Percy in the Motherlode Mine using golden nuggets obtained randomly through prospecting pay-dirt. The set costs 180 nuggets in total. 

Cost of each item:

  • Prospector helmet - 40 golden nuggets
  • Prospector jacket - 60 golden nuggets
  • Prospector legs - 50 golden nuggets
  • Prospector boots - 30 golden nuggets

Each piece of the outfit can be sold back to Prospector Percy for 80% of its original cost.

Item Bonus
Prospector helmet Prospector helmet 0.4%
Prospector jacket Prospector jacket 0.8%
Prospector legs Prospector legs 0.6%
Prospector boots Prospector boots 0.2%
Sub-total 2%
Set bonus 0.5%
Full set 2.5%

Golden Nugget cost per 0.1% Mining Experience Boosting ability Edit

Prospector Helmet = 40 golden nuggets / 0.4% XP boost = 10 golden nuggets / 0.1% XP boost

Prospector Jacket = 60 golden nuggets / 0.8% XP boost = 7.5 golden nuggets / 0.1% XP boost

Prospector Legs = 50 golden nuggets / 0.6% XP boost = 8.33 golden nuggets / 0.1% XP boost

Prospector Boots = 30 golden nuggets / 0.2% XP boost = 15 golden nuggets / 0.1% XP boost

The Prospector Jacket offers the best deal in terms of cost in golden nuggets per 0.1% XP boost. The Prospector Legs are second-best, the Prospector Helmet is third-best, and the Prospector Boots are the most expensive in terms of golden nugget cost per 0.1% XP boost.


  • Similar to the Desert Robes and various other desert-related items, wearing the full Prospector Kit in the desert will reduce the amount of waterskins needed to survive. This was confirmed by Mod Ash during the Runescape Mythbusters Special - Ep. 2 on Jagex's official OldSchool Runescape Youtube channel.

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