Prifddinas gem rock

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Prifddinas gem rocks are rocks containing gems, found within the Trahaern district in Prifddinas. They can be mined by players with a Mining level of 75 or higher. The chance of receiving a given gem is dependent on the player's Mining level, therefore the higher the Mining level the more likely the player is to receive a rarer gem[source needed].

The gem rocks in Prifddinas previously gave a chance to receive an uncut onyx when mined. However, a hotfix update on 11 March 2019 removed onyxes from the rock's drop table due to the large number of onyxes entering the game via these rocks.[1] As a result of this change, Rare gem rocks give more experience and money despite having slightly higher durability and requiring a lower mining level.

Possible gems[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Prifddinas gem rock drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Varies in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Varies[d 1]36015
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Prifddinas gem rock drops Uncut emerald with rarity Varies in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Varies[d 1]70730
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Prifddinas gem rock drops Uncut ruby with rarity Varies in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Varies[d 1]1,13060
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Prifddinas gem rock drops Uncut diamond with rarity Varies in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Varies[d 1]2,430120
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Prifddinas gem rock drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Varies in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Varies[d 1]12,109600
  1. ^ a b c d e Rarity varies with mining level; higher mining levels make rarer gems more common.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Prifddinas gem rock.png Prifddinas gem rock
Mining levelMining-icon.png 75
OutputUncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond
Uncut dragonstone.png Uncut dragonstone
CoreX mark.svg
Rock stats
Durability1150
Hardness140
Multiplier0.8
Base ore1

Locations[edit | edit source]

Mine Members Amount Requirements
Trahaearn gem mine Yes 8 Plague's End

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • hotfix 11 March 2019:
    • Uncut onyxes can no longer be received from the Trahaearn gem rocks.[1]
  • 18 February 2019:
    • Trahaearn gem rock now drops sapphires less often.
  • hotfix 12 February 2019:
    • Onyxes are now around 4 times rarer from Prifddinas gem rocks.[2]
  • patch 11 February 2019 (Update):
    • The hitpoints of gem rocks have been reduced from 10,000 to 1,150.
  • patch 28 January 2019 (Update):
    • Prospecting a Trahaearn gem rock now correctly shows a level requirement of 75 instead of 20.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to the Mining and Smithing rework, Trahaearn gem rocks existed as generic gem rocks.
  • Prior to the rework, these gem rocks also gave spirit gems.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b Shaunyowns. Hotfix - Gem Rocks & Uncut Onyxes. 11 March 2019. (Archived from the original on 11 March 2019.) "Today, we released a hotfix to remove the ability to mine Uncut Onyxes from Gem Rocks. The reason for this that the amount of Onyxes in-game has increased by almost double since the Mining and Smithing rework and that it was an unsustainable amount of Onyxes being produced from Mining."
  2. ^ Jagex. RuneScape's Twitter account. 12 Feb 2019. (Archived from the original on 12 Feb 2019.) RuneScape: "Onyx are now around 4 times rarer from Prifddinas gem rocks, as they appeared to be coming into game a bit too often."