Mining builds your constitution and strength stats. To mine you need a pickaxe in your utility slot. You start with one when you pick this skill or buy it and recipes from the trainer NPC. Ore Heavy Rocks are located around the world with differing ores in each. Each ore heavy rock gives 100 chances, with a maximal success chance of 95%.
The mining difficulty ranges in this order:
- Copper weighs 2 lbs per ore. ingots weigh 1 lbs each.
- Tin weighs 6 lbs per ore. Tin is used for bronze ingots in a 3 copper/2 tin ratio.
- Iron weighs 4 lbs per ore. Ingots weigh 2 lbs each.
- Silver weighs 5 lbs per ore. Ingots weigh 2.5 lbs each.
- Gold weighs 8 lbs per ore. Ingot weigh 4 lbs each.
Silver has another notable property, you use 5 ore to make 2 ingots. It is currently used in smithing coins.
Gold has another notable property, you use 5 ore to make 1 ingot.