Unidentified medium fossil

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Unidentified medium fossil
Unidentified medium fossil.png
Released7 September 2017 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA medium-sized paleontological find ready for cleaning.
Value200 coins
High alch120 coins
Low alch80 coins
Weight0.283 kg
Advanced data
Item ID21564
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An unidentified medium fossil is a fossil that can be obtained while performing activities on Fossil Island, including:

They can be traded to the Fossil Collector in exchange for 200 numulites.

Cleaning[edit | edit source]

Before players can clean fossils, they must build the cleaning bench east of the Museum Camp using five planks, five nails and a hammer, granting 100 Construction experience. Alternatively, players can use the specimen table in the Varrock Museum.

To clean fossils, players must use the unidentified fossil on the fossil cleaning bench (or specimen table) while wearing leather boots and leather gloves and in possession of a trowel, rock pick and specimen brush. All of these items can be obtained by taking a cleaning kit from the wall in the Varrock Museum's cleaning area. Alternatively, a cleaning kit can be obtained from the crate on fossil island located directly next to the cleaning bench assuming that this cleaning bench is built.

Cleaning unidentified medium fossils will give the player a medium fossilised limbs, spine, ribs, pelvis, or skull. A set of these allows the player to place them in a medium display in the Varrock Museum's paleontology exhibit, located at the bottom floor of the museum, below the natural history exhibit. Doing so will give an antique lamp that gives 3,500 experience in any skill of level 30 or above, along with 2 kudos per display.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Ammonite Crab25 Multicombat.png13/700
Ancient Wyvern210 Multicombat.png115/875
Ancient Zygomite109 Multicombat.png11/100
Bowl of fishN/A Casket.png11/350
Deranged archaeologist276 Multicombat.png13/175
Drift net fishing Fishing icon.png1Unknown
Herbiboar80 Hunter icon.png11/100
Hoop Snake19 Multicombat.png13/700
Lobstrosity68 Multicombat.png11/140
Long-tailed Wyvern152 Multicombat.png11/70
Soil Fossil Island Mining icon.png11/56,000
Spitting Wyvern139 Multicombat.png11/70
Sulliuscep65 Woodcutting icon.png11/140
Taloned Wyvern147 Multicombat.png11/70
Tar Monster132 Multicombat.png11/140

See Fossil Island fossils for strategies on obtaining fossils.

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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Mairin's MarketUnderwater1006sMermaid's tear 5.png 200N/AMember icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
14 September 2017

The item's value was decreased from 500 to 200.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The fossil appears to resemble the Dome Fossil from the Pokémon franchise.