Unidentified rare fossil

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An unidentified rare 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 500 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.

Cleaning unidentified rare fossils will give the player rare fossilised limbs, spine, ribs, pelvis, skull, or tusk.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Ammonite Crab25 Multicombat.png13/3,500
Ancient Wyvern210 Multicombat.png13/875
Ancient Zygomite109 Multicombat.png11/500
Bowl of fishN/A Casket.png11/1,750
Deranged archaeologist276 Multicombat.png13/875
Herbiboar80 Hunter icon.png11/500
Hoop Snake19 Multicombat.png13/3,500
Lobstrosity68 Multicombat.png11/700
Long-tailed Wyvern152 Multicombat.png11/350
Spitting Wyvern139 Multicombat.png11/350
Sulliuscep65 Woodcutting icon.png1Rare
Taloned Wyvern147 Multicombat.png11/350
Tar Monster132 Multicombat.png11/700

See Fossil Island fossils for strategies on obtaining fossils.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The fossil appears to resemble the Old Amber from the Pokémon franchise.