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Best Places to Mine Silver Ore in Runescape

by: Michele McDonough ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

Trying to figure out the best places to mine silver ore in Runescape? Silver can be a pretty hot commodity, especially in the free worlds. Not only can you use it to help train Smithing and Crafting, but you can also sell it for a decent profit. Here's a list of a few top silver mining locations.

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    Dorgeshuun Mine

    Dorgeshuun Mine   For members who have competed the Lost Tribe quest, the Dorgeshuun mine is an excellent place to obtain silver ore. There are 12 silver rocks in this locale in addition to nine other rocks that contain iron ore. By using the option to follow the goblins in and out of the tunnels, you can have quick access to a bank – the Culinaromancer's chest just outside the tunnel entrance. This assumes you've gotten at least part way through the Recipe for Disaster quest. Another option is to use the bank on the top level of Lumbridge Castle.

    If you're not that concerned with profit and are just there to obtain Mining experience, you can sell the ore you mine to Mistag without ever leaving the tunnel. This may be a good option for those who are only mining in the hopes of obtaining gems, but still want to make a little profit from the silver ore.

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    Crafting Guild

    Silver Rocks in Crafting Guild   The mine found in the Crafting Guild is open to all players, both free-to-play (F2P) and members. However, in order to gain entrance to the guild, you will need to wear a brown apron and have a Crafting level of at least 40. There are six silver rocks here along with rocks containing gold and clay.

    The closest bank (in walking distance) to the Crafting Guild is a fair jog away in Falador. That can make running your freshly mined gold ore a bit of a pain, but you can combat this disadvantage by using certain teleport items like the Skills necklace to make this trip a little easier.

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    Al-Kharid Mine

    Silver Mining in Al-Kharid   Another popular silver mining location is the mine north of Al-Kharid. There is quite a variety of ore-bearing rocks (coal, mithril, gold, adamantite, etc.) in this location including five silver rocks. Players with a very low combat level may get a bit annoyed here because of the aggressive scorpions that inhabit the mine. But, if you have a combat level of 29 or higher, the scorpions won't bother you at all.

    The nearest banks to this mine are in Al-Kharid and Varrock, with the Al-Kharid location being slightly closer. Also, there is a furnace in Al-Kharid so you can smelt your silver ore before banking it, if that is in your plans.

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    Other Silver Mining Locations

    Silver Ore in Grand Tree Mine   There are a few other silver mines in the Runescape world, including the Grand Tree mine. This mine is only accessible if you have completed the Grand Tree quest, but it is usually fairly empty and has four silver ore-bearing rocks.

    Also, silver ore can be found in the rocks of the Edgeville Dungeon and in the mine just southwest of Varrock. The Varrock mine can become quite populated at times, though, because of its easy acessibility, so there may be some competition over its three silver rocks. Still, it's not a bad place to begin your silver mining, especially if you have a low combat level and are looking for a reasonably safe place to gather materials.