Unidentified minerals

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Unidentified minerals
Unidentified minerals.png
Released22 June 2017 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineI wonder if someone can identify these.
Value50 coins
High alch30 coins
Low alch20 coins
Weight0 kg
Advanced data
Item ID21341
Unidentified minerals detail.png

Unidentified minerals are rare minerals obtained by mining rocks in the members area of the Mining Guild. They can be traded in for mining gloves, superior mining gloves, soft clay packs, and bags full of gems at Belona's Mining Guild Mineral Exchange. Players can also pay 60 minerals to combine both gloves into a pair of expert mining gloves.

When using an infernal pickaxe in the members area of the mining guild the Smithing effect will NOT negate the ability to receive unidentified minerals upon its proc.

At current Grand Exchange prices, the item that is worth the most coins per mineral spent is a soft clay pack, worth 1,610 per unidentified mineral.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

The chances of obtaining one are dependent on the rock they are obtained from:[1]

Rock Chance
Iron rocks 1/100
Coal rocks 1/60
Mithril rocks 1/40
Adamantite rocks 1/30
Runite rocks 1/20
Amethyst crystals 1/20

Mining enhancers do not provide an additional roll for Unidentified Minerals in the Mining Guild when the effect triggers.[2]

You can also stop receiving unidentified minerals by speaking to Belona and choosing the "I don't want to receive minerals." option and can start receiving them by talking to her again and choosing the "I would like to receive minerals." option.

Exchanging[edit | edit source]

At current values based on the price of soft clay, each unidentified minerals is worth 1,610 coins.

Likewise, based on the average value of bag full of gems, each unidentified minerals is worth 1,401.7 coins.

Item Unidentified minerals.png Cost GE Value
Bag full of gems#Unidentified minerals.png Bag full of gems Unidentified minerals.png 20 28,034
Soft clay pack.png Soft clay pack Unidentified minerals.png 10 16,100

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mod Ed. "Mining Guild Expansion." 22 June 2017. Old School Announcements Forums.
  2. Jagex. Mod ash's Twitter account. 19 October 2020. (Archived from the original on 24 August 2021.) Mod ash: "No, you only get one roll for minerals even if the Varrock diary gave you an extra amethyst."