This article is about the ore. For the currency, see Coins.

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Released 8 May 2001 (Update)
Quest item
Members item
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
Equipable No
Stackable No
High alch 90gp
Low alch 60gp
Shop price 187gp - General Store
Sale price 60gp - General Store
Examine this needs refining

Gold is an item which may be obtained through Mining a gold rock by players with a Mining level of 40 or higher. Mining gold ore will grant 65 mining experience. A player can then refine the gold into a gold bar at level 40 Smithing, in turn granting the player 22.5 Smithing experience. Players with adequate Crafting levels can then turn their gold bar into one of many jewellery items, provided they have the required mould and/or gem.

For a list of gold rock locations, see gold rock locations.

Players can retrieve gold from the Archaeological expert at the Digsite by giving him 3 gold nuggets.


Gold spawns on the ground in the following locations:

Dropped byEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Lesser Demon 79 1 4Rare
Tribesman 39 1 3Uncommon


  • Some players like to call gold ore nuggets due to their appearance.
  • Pure gold used in the Family Crest quest has a different item ID, meaning it's a different item. It can be used for everything that regular gold is used for except for making Golden Bowls.

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