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
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."