Shooting stars are a great method of mining experience, but also provide a nice reward. One star will land on every world every 2 hours. The stars can vary in size, from size 1 to size 9. The stars can land all over runescape, although a hint is given to the general area by using a telescope in your player owned house. The rewards you obtain from the stars depend on how much star dust you can mine.
Size 1 – Level 10 mining – Mining experience per star dust – 14
Size 2 – Level 20 mining – Mining experience per star dust – 25
Size 3 – Level 30 mining – Mining experience per star dust – 29
Size 4 – Level 40 mining – Mining experience per star dust – 32
Size 5 – Level 50 mining – Mining experience per star dust – 47
Size 6 – Level 60 mining – Mining experience per star dust – 71
Size 7 – Level 70 mining – Mining experience per star dust – 114
Size 8 – Level 80 mining – Mining experience per star dust – 145
Size 9 – Level 90 mining – Mining experience per star dust – 210
If you are lucky enough to be the first person to find the star then you will be awarded bonus experience for ‘tagging’ the star. This varies dependent on your mining level. It can be calculated as follows (level*75) for example 80 mining, would get (90X75) = 6,750 experience.
Runescape shooting star bonus experience for ‘tagging’ the star
As you begin to mine the star, it will degrade and change in size. As it changes in size the level requirement to mine the star will also decrease. So, if a size 9 star falls, and you only have 70 mining if you wait you will soon be able to mine the star once it has degraded 2 sizes.
Stars can be located by using your telescope in your player owned house. There are two types of scopes, Oak telescope which gives a 9 minute window for the landing – requires 44 construction. Or a teak telescope which requires 84 construction.
Example oak scope: The star looks like it will land in the next 1 hour 40 minutes to 1 hour 49 minutes.
Example teak scope: The star looks like it will land in the next 1 hour 47 minutes to 1 hour 49 minutes.
Runescape shooting star telescope
The telescope will also give a hint as to what area of the map the star will land in. Below are the areas of the map where the stars can land. And the sub locations under the area, which are more specific.
Crafting Guild Mine
Aboveground east of the Mining Guild entrance in East Falador
Crandor or Karamja
Brimhaven Northwest Mine
Brimhaven Southwest Mine
Crandor Isle Southwest Mine
Shilo Gem Mine
Shilo Village bank
Fremennik lands or on Lunar Isle
Fremennik Mine. Near the Keldagrim entrance.
Aboveground near the Jatizso Mine entrance
Aboveground near the Lunar Isle Mines entrance
Neitiznot Runite Mine
East Ardougne Mine (near Legend’s Guild)
Port Khazard Mine
South Ardougne Mine
Al Kharid bank
Duel Arena area
Outside of Aubury’s Rune Shop
Lumbridge Swamp East Mine
South-east Varrock Mine
Morytania or Mos Le’Harmless
Burgh de Rott bank
Mos Le’Harmless Bank
Piscatoris, the Gnome Stronghold, or Tirannwn
Piscatoris Fishing Colony Mine
Near the Spirit Tree and the bank outside of the Grand Tree
Near the bank in Lletya
Wilderness volcano (previously Bounty Hunter) bank area
Near the lever used to enter the Mage Arena
As you finish mining the star a star sprite will appear and will reward you.
Runescape shooting star sprite reward
You can mine 200 star dust, maximum. However after you get 200 you can continue to mine for experience. But your reward at the end will increase no further. If you get 200 star dust the rewards are as follows:
* 50,002 coins
* 20 Gold ore (Noted)
* 152 Cosmic runes
* 52 Astral runes
* Have the ability to mine two ores at once for 15 minutes
Runescape shooting star 200 star dust
If you fail to get 200 your reward will be some what reduced.
Note: you may only have 200 star dust at once, if you attempt to mine another star and already have 200 star dust in your bank, You will not be able to mine anymore. You must cash in your 200 first. You may only cash in 200 star dust once a day, no more. But you can still mine multiple stars a day for experience.