Uncut opal

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An uncut opal is a members only item, classified as a type of semi-precious gem in RuneScape. Uncut opals can be cut with a chisel resulting in an opal or a crushed gem. Successfully cutting an opal grants the player 15 Crafting experience, smashing grants 3.8. Opals are the lowest level gemstone, the most common, and are worth very little.

Opals are found mostly with the Mining skill, however only by mining a gem rock, which are located mostly in Shilo Village although there are a few others found elsewhere. Uncut opals can also be found while panning at the Digsite near the River Salve, or they may be stolen from H.A.M members via the Thieving skill. There is usually a high supply of these items on the market, so trading with another player will also quickly produce them.

Processing and uses[edit | edit source]

Opals are sometimes used in bulk to train Crafting, but this is slow. When cutting opals, many of the gems get accidentally crushed into a crushed gem. This continues to happen commonly even at high levels, resulting in only 3.8 Crafting experience. Opals can be smelted with silver bars to create opal jewellery. Using the chisel on an already cut opal will make 12 opal bolt tips (this operation will never smash a gem) and gives the player 1.5 Fletching experience per gem. Opal tips are used to tip bronze bolts which can then be enchanted.

Cutting chance[edit | edit source]

The chance to successfully cut an opal is: [1]

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Based on this probability formula, the price of uncut opal 197, and the price of opal 283, the minimum crafting level to breakeven or better when flipping opals is 41.

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemMembersSkillsXPMaterials
Crushed gem.pngCrushed gem
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 1
  • Crafting 3.8
Opal.pngOpal
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 1
  • Crafting 15

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Ambassador FerrnookN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
Ambassador GimblewapN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
Ambassador SpanfippleN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
Captain BleemadgeN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
Captain DaerkinN/A Casket.png3–5 (noted)Common
Captain DalburN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
Captain KlemfoodleN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
Captain NintoN/A Casket.png2–3 (noted)Common
Casket (Reward pool)N/A Casket.png25–50 (noted)9/230
Chest (Dorgesh-Kaan Rich)78 Thieving icon.png11/15
G.L.O. CaranockN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
GarkorN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
Gem rockN/A Casket.png160/128
Gnome RestaurantN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
Gnormadium AvlafrimN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
Guard (H.A.M. storeroom) Thieving icon.png16/500
H.A.M. Guard12; 18; 22 Multicombat.png12/110
H.A.M. Member15; 20 Thieving icon.png12/100
HazelmereN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
King BolrenN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
Lieutenant SchepburN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
Ogre Coffin20 Thieving icon.png13/100
Panning tray Mud Fishing icon.png117/194
PenwieN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
Professor ManglethorpN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
Professor OnglewipN/A Casket.png(noted)Common
Skeleton Mage Level 8383 Multicombat.png110/128
Soil Level 2 digs Mining icon.png131/450
Uncleaned findN/A Casket.png16/355
WingstoneN/A Casket.png2–3 (noted)Common
Wise Old Man tasksN/A Casket.png1Uncommon

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationNumber
in stock
Restock
time
Price
sold at
Price
bought at
Members?
Gabooty's Tai Bwo Wannai Cooperative.Tai Bwo Wannai030sTrading sticks 10.png 24Trading sticks 10.png 12Member icon.png
Gabooty's Tai Bwo Wannai Cooperative. (Karamja gloves)Tai Bwo Wannai030sTrading sticks 10.png 20Trading sticks 10.png 16Member icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
24 July 2007
(update)

The item was graphically updated.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Uncut opal detail (historical).png
Uncut opal detail.png
Uncut opal (historical).png
Uncut opal.png
29 March 2004 ⁠–
24 July 2007
24 July 2007 ⁠–
present

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 13 January 2019. (Archived from the original on 14 June 2019.)