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Statistics

Painite
A black jewel.

Stackable: 12

Other Uses

Guild Points Value: ??? / ??? (??? items) Information Needed

Used in Quest: The Gobbiebag Part III

NPC Sell Price: ???~??? gil

Synthesis Recipes

Goldsmithing (20)

Yield: Onyx x 1
HQ 1: Onyx x 1
HQ 2: Painite x 1
HQ 3: Deathstone x 1
Wind Crystal

Used in Recipes

Desynthesis Recipe

None

Obtained From Desynthesis

How to Obtain

Auction House Category: Materials > Goldsmithing ( )

Chest/Coffer

Dropped From

Name Level Zone
Droma 54-56 Fei'Yin
Skull of Lust (NM) 60 Eldieme Necropolis

BCNM

Name Level Cap Zone
Amphibian Assault (Level 60, 30 minutes, 6 members) Sacrificial Chamber
Brothers D'Aurphe (Level 60, 30 minutes, 6 members) Qu'Bia Arena
Celery (Level 60, 15 minutes, 3 members) Qu'Bia Arena
Dismemberment Brigade (Level 60, 30 minutes, 6 members) Horlais Peak
Legion XI Comitatensis (Level 60, 30 minutes, 6 members) Chamber of Oracles
Steamed Sprouts (Level 40, 30 minutes, 6 members) Balga's Dais
Up in Arms (Level 60, 15 minutes, 3 members) Waughroon Shrine
Wild Wild Whiskers (Level 60, 15 minutes, 3 members) Balga's Dais

Historical Background

Painite is a mineral which can be refined into a gem. It has a rather interesting history compared to other minerals. It was first discovered by Arthur C.D. Pain in 1956 in the Mogok Stone Tract located in Burma (now called Myanmar). Until 2005, it was so rare, specimens were individually numbered. At the time, there were only 18 specimens known, with 4 of those specimens being found in 2001, and 2 in November 2004. Only 2 of the specimens were crafted into gemstones. In February or March 2005, a deposit with over 100 Painite specimens was found. This caused Painite to lose its status as one of the 10 rarest gems in the world. Painite was the rarest gem in the world prior to this discovery, including when it was added to FFXI (2002).

Painite produces a brown-colored gem and as a mineral it is a dark brown-red to a dark orange-red. It has a hardness similar to Topaz and its crystalline structure is hexagonal. Painite's composition is CaZrBAl9O18 and contains traces of chromium, iron, and vanadium.

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