Rune Ore and Bars in Help and Advice Posted March 2, 2019 Sadly the salvage only works for armor and weapons that you had before the update. For reasons unknown to me it did not work on ores or bars. So your rune ores and bars have probably drastically decreased in value. For your other questions I would suggest to search them in social media, there are tons of people asking those same questions. The reasons for that is simple:They are not equivalents to each other. Salvage is an end-product equivalent, whilst the bars and ores are resources. Therefore, they were replaced with an equivalent on the drop-tables: Stone Spirits.Furthermore, the end-products like armour and weapons were almost all at alchemy value. To prevent the loss of bank value for people with the adjusted alchemy floors, almost all smith-able weapons and armour were replaced to preserve that. @brad:For the new pickaxes, you should be able to smith them. You will need a tier equivalent pickaxe or better to mine the new ores efficiently. Most ore rocks have either been removed, replaced or moved elsewhere. The idea here is to get a few specific spots where it would be effective to mine, so people would group up and socialise whilst training the skill.