Small piece of unrefined mithril

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Name small piece of unrefined mithril
Appearance silvery metal stone
Damage vs. small 1d3
Damage vs. large 1d3
To-hit bonus +0
Weapon skill sling
Size one-handed
Base price 10000 zm
Weight 1
Material mineral

The small piece of unrefined mithril is a new gem-like object added in UnNetHack. When unidentified, it appears as a silvery metal stone. Its main significance to the player is its great value, more than twice that of the most valuable gem, the dilithium crystal. It is coded as a stone, however, instead of a gem.

Unrefined mineral is not part of the ordinary gem generation. It is only guaranteed to appear in the Ruins of Moria, where 2d8 pieces will be found buried on the first level—perhaps a dwarvish stash, or ore that the dwarves did not reach.

Although it represents the rare and valuable mithril that makes up elven and dwarvish mithril-coats, unrefined mithril is technically made of mineral. It cannot be eaten or damaged by burning, rust or corrosion, so this makes little difference to the player.

Like a soft gem, unrefined mithril cannot be used to #engrave.