Other Useful Items for Mining
In addition to stat-boosting items, there are several other things that can help you with Mining in Runescape.
Varrock Armour – One of the bonuses that you receive from completing the Varrock Achievement Diary is Varrock Armour. This armor gives you the chance of mining two ores at once. When this bonus triggers, you also get the same amount of experience as you would for mining both ores separately. The ores this bonus applies to depends on which set of Varrock Armour you're wearing. Varrock Armour 1 allows for the bonus for all ores up to coal, Varrock Armour 2 includes all ores up to mithril, and Varrock Armour 3 includes all ores up to adamantite.
Seers' Headband – After completing the Seers' Village Achievement Diary, you'll receive a Seers' Headband. Wearing this item can be quite helpful if you're mining coal at the coal trucks near McGrubor's Wood. Normally, the coal trucks will only hold 120 pieces of coal, but with the Seers' Headband, they will hold either 140, 168, or 196 ores, depending on which level headband you are wearing.
Bracelet of Clay – If you're mining clay, you may want to wear a Bracelet of Clay to take advantage of its benefits. This bracelet is created by enchanting a regular sapphire bracelet, and it allows you to mine soft clay instead of hard clay, so you don't have to worry about adding water to the clay after you mine it. The Bracelet of Clay doesn't last forever, though – it will disintegrate after you've mined 28 pieces of clay.
Amulet of Glory – Those who are more interested in obtaining gems through mining might want to invest in an Amulet of Glory. While wearing this item, your chance of finding gems while mining ordinary ores will increase. Also, it will help speed up the amount of time that it takes to mine gems at the gem rocks in Shilo Village.
Of course, the pick-axe that you use will make a big difference, too! So, if you really want to get the most out of your mining time, make sure that you use the best pick-axe that you can for your current mining level.