Ok. Go do a dungeon or two. There's a karma merchant at Sunshore that gives you orichalcum picks for 350 karma. Get mining there. Done in a few hours. If you're really good, you'll get it done fast.
Simply by playing the game you can make money. It astounds me how people can't even afford a 1 gold rune. How casual do they have to make an already casual game?
I miss the days when games were made by gamers for gamers and not trying to cater to the Peggle People and MILKING THEIR MONEY! "Yup! Too hard! Can't do this dungeon! I can't seem to get out these red circles! LOWER THE PRICE OF RUNES!"
Teach a boy to fish and all that.