|Release date||27 January 2003 (Update)|
|Also known as||Gem rocks, Shilo mine|
|Location||North-west Shilo Village|
|Rocks||15 Gem rocks|
|Requirements||Shilo Village quest for surface mine, Karamja diary hard tasks for underground mine|
|Main music||Unknown edit|
The Shilo Village mining site is one of only four places at which players can find Gem rocks; the other places being the Lunar Isle mine, the Al Kharid mine resource dungeon, and the Trahaearn section of Prifddinas. To get access to this mine, you'll have to complete the quest Shilo Village. It is located in the northwestern part of Shilo Village, in Karamja, and is a short distance from the bank. The gem rocks will give one random gem when mined, either a Opal, Jade, Red Topaz, Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby, or Diamond. You'll get the gems Uncut, which can be nice for people who like to train some extra Crafting. There are no monsters or any other rocks at the mine. It is also possible for a Shooting Star to land at the surface gem mine.
More than half of the time, players will get an Opal, Jade, or Red Topaz, which are not particularly good for moneymaking. Players may wish to cut these gems into Bolt tips for extra Crafting and Fletching experience, banking only when they have an inventory full of gems as valuable or more than that of sapphires. Additionally, carrying a gem bag for Sapphires, Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds can greatly extend the amount of time at the mines. If wearing the ring of wealth, once it shines brightly two gems will be mined from one rock instead of the usual one gem.
Players who have completed the Karamja Diary may use their Karamja gloves 3 to teleport directly to the gem mine for free an unlimited number of times. Furthermore, they will get access to the underground portion of the Gem mine, which has an additional 8 Gem rocks and contains the entrance to the gemstone cavern. This is very advantageous because players who have not done the Karamja Tasks cannot access the mine, leading to less competition for the gems.