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 1,280 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]

Unidentified minerals obtained while your inventory is full will drop to the floor.

You can also stop receiving unidentified minerals by using the right-click option on Belona, or speaking to her and choosing the "I don't want to receive minerals." option. You 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 1,280 coins.

Likewise, based on the average value of bag full of gems, each unidentified minerals is worth 1,221.40 coins.

Item Unidentified minerals Cost GE Value
Bag full of gems#Unidentified minerals inventory image Bag full of gems Unidentified minerals 20 24,428.00
Soft clay pack inventory image Soft clay pack Unidentified minerals 10 12,800
Mining gloves inventory image Mining gloves Unidentified minerals 60 N/A
Superior mining gloves inventory image Superior mining gloves Unidentified minerals 120 N/A

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Adamantite rock70 Mining icon.png11/30
Amethyst crystals92 Mining icon.png11/20
Coal rock30 Mining icon.png11/60
Iron rock15 Mining icon.png11/100
Mithril rock55 Mining icon.png11/40
Runite rock85 Mining icon.png11/20

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Ed. "Mining Guild Expansion." 22 June 2017. (Archived from the original on 28 March 2022.) 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."