|Release date||13 August 2001 (Update)|
|High Alch||1,920 coins|
|Low Alch||1,280 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||11,555 coins (info)|
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Runite ore can be obtained through the Mining skill in various places throughout RuneScape by mining a Runite rock. It requires level 85 Mining and grants 125 Mining experience. The ore can be smelted with 8 coal through the Smithing skill to form a Rune bar, which can then be smithed into various rune weapons and armour.
Runite ore is the most difficult ore to obtain as it is usually found in the Wilderness or other high-risk locations, has very few available rocks to mine from, and it has an exceptionally long respawn time of 12 minutes, prompting most players to use the "World hop tactic" while mining.
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Corporeal Beast 785 20 (noted) King Black Dragon 276 1 Dark beast 182 1 (noted) Zulrah 725 2 (noted) Lizardman shaman 150 3–5 (noted) Cerberus 318 5 (noted) Abyssal Sire 350 6 (noted) Gargoyle 111 1
|Frozen Waste Plateau||Wilderness Level 53 - Ice Plateau||None||3||PKers and various mid-level monsters (namely Ice warriors, Ice giants, and Ice spiders)||West of Mage Arena Bank.||Yes|
|Lava Maze Runite Mine||Wilderness Level 46 - North-west of Lava Maze||None||2||PKers and Deadly red spiders||North-west of Lava Maze.||No|
|Heroes' Guild Mine||Heroes' Guild||Heroes' Quest||2||Giant bats||By some crates.||Yes|
|Central Fremennik Isles Mine||Neitiznot Isle||Fremennik Isles||1||Trolls||North-west of Neitiznot across a bridge on the central isle. 7 Coal rocks also found here.||Yes|
|Mourner Tunnels Mine||Mourner Tunnels||Mourning's Ends Part II||1||Dark beasts||Wear Mourner gear.||Yes|
|Lava Maze Dungeon Mine||Wilderness Level 44 - Lava Maze Dungeon||None||1||PKers, Poison spiders, and Black dragons||Past a maze in the centre of Lava Maze, where the Lava Maze Dungeon's eastern entrance can be found.||Yes|
Respawn rate Edit
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 rune ore spawns at a standardised spawn rate, which is 12 minutes 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.
Other way of obtaining Edit
Another way of obtaining Runite Ore is through the Motherlode Mine. One with a mining level of 85 or higher can wash pay-dirt and have a small chance of receiving runite ore along with 75 experience. It is possible to obtain rune ore at 75 mining, but this only applies in blast mining, where you get a 10+ mining boost.
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