Shooting Stars

Author(s): Boomer-One
Contributor(s): None


The sky is falling! Shooting stars are falling all over RuneScape, and Star Sprites are in need of help getting out of them! You'll find yourself richly rewarded in mining experience and other benefits if you are able to mine through layer after layer and reach the sprite!

This Distraction and Diversion was released with the original three on September 2, 2008.


Star Size Mining Level
9 90
8 80
7 70
6 60
5 50
4 40
3 30
2 20
1 10

Note: Some quests may need to be started or completed to access certain star sites.

Finding Stars

Whether hunting by yourself, or with friends, you're going to need to be able to figure out when and where the stars are going to land. Stars land roughly every two hours on every world, and there are a lot of different places a star could land.

To get that information, you need to build and look through a telescope in a Player Owned House using the construction skill.

Image Telescope Name Construction Lvl
Wooden Telescope 44
Teak Telescope 64
Mahogany Telescope 94

Star Locations


  • Varrock Rune Shop
  • Varrock West Mine
  • Varrock East Mine
  • Lumbridge Swamp East Mine


  • Dark Wizards' Tower
  • Mining Guild Entrance
  • Crafting Guild
  • Rimmington Mine


  • Coal Trucks
  • Legends Guild Mine
  • Monastery
  • Port Khzard
  • Yanille Bank

Piscatoris, Gnome, and Tirannwn

  • Piscatoris Entrance
  • Gnome Stronghold South Bank
  • Lletya

Crandor and Karamja

  • South-west Crandor
  • Brimhaven Horeshoe Gold Mine
  • Brimhaven Dungeon Entrance
  • Nature Altar Mine
  • Shilo Village

Fremennik and Lunar Isle

  • Lunar Isle Essence Mine
  • Miscellania
  • Neitiznot
  • Jatizso
  • Rellekka
  • Keldagrim Entrance


  • Mage Arena
  • East of Mage Arena
  • Rune Rocks
  • Hobgoblin Mine
  • Wilderness Volcano Bank
  • South of Dark Warriors Fortress
  • Edgeville Mine

Morytania and Mos Le'Harmless

  • Canifis
  • Burgh de Rott
  • Mos Le'Harmless

Kharidian Desert

  • Al Kharid Mine
  • Duel Arena
  • Al Kharid Bank
  • North-west of Uzer
  • Nardah bank
  • Quarry
  • Sophanem Mine


You gain extra experience for being the first to "tag" a star, as well as experience for mining the star. You get Stardust for mining the star, and can hold up to 200 dust, though can keep mining after you have your 200.

After the star is finished, talk to the Star Sprite in the remains of the shooting star to recieve your reward. For 200 dust, you get:

  • 50,002 GP
  • 20 Gold ore (noted)
  • 52 Astral runes
  • 152 Cosmic runes
  • Receive extra ore when mining for the next 15 minutes

Note: The rewards will go down in quantity if you have less than 200 dust.