Amethyst is a type of mineral mined from amethyst crystals. Mining it requires the player to have a Mining level of 92, and grants 240 Mining experience.
It can be cut into certain ranging materials with a chisel by a player with the appropriate Crafting level.
Amethyst can be used to make the following items:
- Speaking to Utrec in the Mining Guild will reveal that the dwarves in Keldagrim use it as a construction material.
- During development, the mineral was planned to be named "quartz". After player complaints on how common quartz is in real life, Jagex renamed the mineral as "amethyst", which is rarer and more valuable.
- In real life, amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. Its violet colour comes from iron impurities substituted in the crystal structure. It is often used in jewellery and is the birthstone of February.
- Despite having a much higher Crafting level requirement, amethyst is actually softer than diamond. Quartz is a 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, while diamond is the hardest mineral at a 10.