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. Dorgeshuun MineFor 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.
Crafting GuildThe 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.
Al-Kharid MineAnother 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.
Other Silver Mining LocationsThere 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.
Mining for ores and smelting them to bars to smith weapons and armor is a great way to make cash. But that's only if you've been doing it for a while. For new players, you will have to be patient and level up to make lots of cash. Ok, some mining spots for beginners: the mining spot near Varrok, the mining spot behind Lumbridge, and the mining spot in Falador (Dwarven Mines). I prefer the Varrok spot because it isn't overwhelming with people, there are lots of people usually, but not as much as the people in the spot near Lumbridge and there is a low risk of getting attacked by scorpions there.
When you start mining in either spot, start mining like 100 copper ore and bank them. After you do this, start mining an equal number of tin ore to the number of copper ore that you mined. Once this is all done, head down to Al Karid, and smelt the ores using the furnace. NOTE: Click the furnace and right click on the bronze bar (brown) and click on select x and type in any number above 30. After this, bank the bars in the Al Karid bank and continue smelting the ores. Once you have smelted all your ores, head up to Varrok and go to the building near the large bank with an anvil on it. I believe that if you talk to the old man there, he will provide you with a hammer. Once you have turned the bars into items, sell them at the general store up until you cannot get the maximum amount of cash for each item.
Then, change worlds or go to another general store and sell all of your wares. Repeat this process until you can make iron bars or mine iron. This is the hard part: You have a choice to make; you can either sell the iron ore or make them into bars and risk losing tons of iron. If you're really excited to make runescape gold, then you should definitely sell the iron ore for around 100gp ea. People will buy, but if you don't get a lot of customers, go to Falador and sell them there. Eventually, by repeating this process, you can get up to 100k by selling 1000 ores. Don't worry, that goal sounds daunting but if you put your mind to it, you'll get there.