Amethyst crystals

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CrystalsEmpty
Crystals
Amethyst crystals.png
Released22 June 2017 (Update)
MembersYes
QuestNo
LocationMining Guild
OptionsMine, Prospect
ExamineThis wall is densely packed with crystals.
Advanced data
Object ID11388, 11389

Amethyst crystals are the highest level rock in Old School RuneScape, requiring 92 Mining to mine. They are located exclusively in the Mining Guild with two areas to mine them from; the area directly west of the bank chest requires completion of the Falador Diary (and having spoken to Belona for permission access), while the area further south-east has no additional requirements to mine.

When successfully mined by a player, they receive an amethyst, which yields 240 Mining experience. After being mined, amethyst usually takes around 75 seconds to respawn.

Wearing expert mining gloves while mining an amethyst crystal grants a 25% chance for the crystal to not deplete upon mining an amethyst, allowing you to mine additional amethyst before depleting. Note that wearing any other mining gloves does not affect its chance to deplete.

Mining Info[edit | edit source]

Amethyst Crystals
Level requiredMining 92
Mining XP240 xp
Required toolPickaxe
Respawn time75 seconds (1:15)

Pre roll drops[edit | edit source]

A gem table rolls before the main drop table.[1] There's a chance to receive nothing here so that players can receive no items from a rock even if they are guaranteed to receive an ore in the main drop table.[2] The table gets more likely to be rolled if the player has a charged amulet of glory equipped: the probability grows from 1/256 to 1/86.[3]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A70/32,768; 70/11,008[d 1]N/AN/A
Uncut sapphire.png: Amethyst crystals drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 32/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire132/32,768; 32/11,008[d 1]36315
Uncut emerald.png: Amethyst crystals drops Uncut emerald with rarity 16/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut emerald116/32,768; 16/11,008[d 1]55730
Uncut ruby.png: Amethyst crystals drops Uncut ruby with rarity 8/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut ruby18/32,768; 8/11,008[d 1]1,20360
Uncut diamond.png: Amethyst crystals drops Uncut diamond with rarity 2/32,768 in quantity 1Uncut diamond12/32,768; 2/11,008[d 1]2,846120
  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The drop rate is increased while wearing an amulet of glory

Main drops[edit | edit source]

The probability for a player to receive some amethyst drop depends on the player's mining level. The rock will deplete after receiving the amethyst, unless affected by the effect of expert mining gloves.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Amethyst.png: Amethyst crystals drops Amethyst with rarity Always in quantity 1Amethyst1Always4,4992,340

Conditional drops[edit | edit source]

The following table shows items that can be received in addition to the main resource.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue geode (beginner).png: Amethyst crystals drops Clue geode (beginner) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (beginner)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (easy).png: Amethyst crystals drops Clue geode (easy) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (easy)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (medium).png: Amethyst crystals drops Clue geode (medium) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (medium)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (hard).png: Amethyst crystals drops Clue geode (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (hard)1RareNot soldN/A
Clue geode (elite).png: Amethyst crystals drops Clue geode (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Clue geode (elite)1RareNot soldN/A
Unidentified minerals.png: Amethyst crystals drops Unidentified minerals with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Unidentified minerals11/20[4]Not sold30
Rock golem.png: Amethyst crystals drops Rock golem with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Rock golem1Very rareNot soldN/A

Locations[edit | edit source]

LocationRocksMembers
Mining Guild (P2P)60Members

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
3 November 2021
(update)

The permanently empty Amethyst vein in the Mining Guild has been replaced with a blank wall.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Amethyst crystals are the only 'rock' in the game that can always have a chance at acquiring unidentified minerals, since they are unique to the Mining guild.
  • Unlike other rocks that have mining glove interactions, Amethyst crystals are only affected by one glove - the Expert glove. All other rocks that have mining glove interactions are affected by both the Expert gloves and either the standard mining glove or the superior mining glove, depending on ore type.
  • Prior to an update on the 3rd of November 2021 the northern part of the area that is accessible after the completion of the Falador diaries, contained an empty wall that never respawned any amethyst crystals but which could be interacted with.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 11 February 2020. (Archived from the original on 27 November 2020.) Mod Ash: "It adds a gem roll before each ore roll, and if you receive a gem you don't get the ore roll."
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 6 July 2020. (Archived from the original on 27 November 2020.) Mod Ash: "Yes, [the mining gem table has] got [...] chance of giving no gem."
  3. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 7 Feb 2017. (Archived from the original on 18 Jun 2019.) Mod Ash: "[the actual increase when wearing the Amulet of Glory while mining is] 1/86 rather than 1/256 for a gem."
  4. ^ Mod Ed. "Mining Guild Expansion." 22 June 2017. (Archived from the original on 15:02, 20 May 2021 (UTC).) Old School Announcements Forums.