|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.
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. This is very advantageous because players who have not done the Karamja Tasks cannot access the mine, leading to less competition for the gems.
If wearing the ring of wealth, once it shines brightly two gems will be mined from one rock instead of the usual one gem.
As of the 3 April 2017 update, Gemstone dragons can now be found deeper in the mine. They include Dragonstone dragons, onyx dragons and hydrix dragons, which require 95, 98 and 101 Slayer respectively in order to harm. The dragons are guarded by Kelhar, who will only let players in if they are on a slayer task of gemstone dragons or pay him with uncut dragonstones, onyx or incomplete hydrix gems.
There is an agility shortcut at the entrance in the gemstone dragon dungeon, requiring 94 Agility in order to use. The shortcut leads to the hydrix dragons.