Uncut opal

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An uncut opal is a type of semi-precious gem. Uncut opals can be cut with a chisel by a player with level 1 Crafting resulting in an opal or a crushed gem. Successfully cutting an opal grants the player 15 Crafting experience; smashing grants 3.8.

Uncut opals are primarily obtained by mining common gem rocks. Opening sedimentary and igneous geodes can also yield an uncut opal. They may also be found while panning at the Varrock Dig Site near the River Salve, or pickpocketed from H.A.M. members via the Thieving skill.

Processing and uses[edit | edit source]

Opals are sometimes used in bulk to train crafting, but this is slow, and will probably lose the player money. When cutting opals, the player may accidentally smash it into a crushed gem instead of a cut opal, awarding 3.8 Crafting experience rather than 15. The chance to crush an Opal decreases with higher Crafting skill, but is always still a possibility.

Opals are also used in Fletching. Using a chisel on a cut opal will create 12 opal bolt tips and grant 2 Fletching experience per gem. There is no risk of crushing the cut opal when making opal bolt tips. Opal tips are used to tip bronze bolts, and the resulting opal bolts can then be enchanted into opal bolts (e) via the Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Opal) spell.

Opals may be crafted into opal jewellery, which can be enchanted to imbue the items with special abilities.

Cut opals may be sold to Gabooty's Tai Bwo Wannai Cooperative in the village of Tai Bwo Wannai for 30 trading sticks, while uncut may be sold for 12. This may be explained by the fact that attempting to cut opals usually destroys many of them, increasing the value of opals that actually survive the cutting process. During The Dig Site quest, one of the NPCs asks for an uncut opal in return for some of the answers.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Common gem rock.png Common gem rock
Mining levelMining-icon.png 1
OutputUncut lapis lazuli.png Uncut lapis lazuli
Uncut opal.png Uncut opal
Uncut jade.png Uncut jade
Uncut red topaz.png Uncut red topaz
CoreX mark.svg
Rock stats
Durability50
Hardness0
Multiplier0.66
Base ore1

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Cost of cutting[edit | edit source]

Uncut opal Opal Opal bolt tips (12)
Value Value Profit Crafting GP/XP Value Profit Fletching GP/XP
227 272 45 3.75 144 -83 -6.15
  • The profit or loss for fletching bolts assumes starting with an uncut gem.
  • The Craft XP assumes the success rate given in the Opal article for level 50 Crafting.

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Disassembly[edit | edit source]