Unidentified small fossil

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Unidentified small fossil
Unidentified small fossil.png
Released7 September 2017 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA small paleontological find ready for cleaning.
Value100 coins
High alch60 coins
Low alch40 coins
Weight0.141 kg
Advanced data
Item ID21562
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An unidentified small fossil is a fossil that can be obtained while performing certain activities on Fossil Island:

In addition, after helping reconstruct the Museum Camp, a player can claim 5 unidentified small fossils from Peter, who can be found panning just west of the camp.

They can be traded to the Fossil Collector in exchange for 100 numulites.

They can also be enriched at the Mycelium pool and then exchanged at the House on the Hill for Prayer experience.

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 an 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, or from the crate next to the cleaning benches on Fossil Island.

Cleaning unidentified small fossils will give the player a small fossilised limbs, spine, ribs, pelvis, or skull. A set of these allows the player to place them in a small 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 2,000 experience in any skill above level 20, along with 2 kudos per display.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Ammonite Crab25 Multicombat.png13/350
Ancient Wyvern210 Multicombat.png130/875
Ancient Zygomite109 Multicombat.png11/50
Bowl of fishN/A Casket.png11/175
Deranged archaeologist276 Multicombat.png16/175
Drift net fishing Fishing icon.png130/87,500
Herbiboar80 Hunter icon.png11/50
Hoop Snake19 Multicombat.png13/350
Lobstrosity68 Multicombat.png11/70
Long-tailed Wyvern152 Multicombat.png11/35
Soil Fossil Island1 Mining icon.png11/28,000
Spitting Wyvern139 Multicombat.png11/35
Sulliuscep65 Woodcutting icon.png11/70
Taloned Wyvern147 Multicombat.png11/35
Tar Monster132 Multicombat.png11/70

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 100N/A0.0%Member icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
14 September 2017

The item's value was decreased from 250 to 100.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The fossil appears to be the F-shaped form of the Pokémon Unown.