Screening soil using Sift Soil

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Screening ancient gravel using Sift Soil
RequirementsSift Soil.gif
Skills
99+ Archaeology (120 recommended)
91 Magic
50 Summoning recommended
Items
Quest
Lunar Diplomacy
Other

Lunar spells activated
Guildmaster qualification at the Archaeology Guild

Results
ProfitExperience gained
10,585,397.32100,000 Archaeology
465,000 Magic
Inputs (3,787,381)Outputs (14,372,778.32)
5,000 × Ancient gravel.png Ancient gravel (1,790,000)
5,000 × Astral rune.png Astral rune (1,945,000)
691.63 × Third Age iron.png Third Age iron (1,991,884.61)
746.23 × Zarosian insignia.png Zarosian insignia (2,411,064.93)
723.98 × Imperial steel.png Imperial steel (1,471,134.27)
308.4 × Samite silk.png Samite silk (870,615.32)
275.03 × White oak.png White oak (482,682.56)
402.44 × Goldrune.png Goldrune (845,924.05)
382.21 × Vellum.png Vellum (674,991.16)
834.2 × Ancient vis.png Ancient vis (2,669,436)
281.1 × Tyrian purple.png Tyrian purple (1,004,088.13)
314.47 × Blood of Orcus.png Blood of Orcus (1,950,957.3)


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Screening fiery brimstone using Sift Soil
RequirementsSift Soil.gif
Skills
99+ Archaeology (120 recommended)
91 Magic
50 Summoning recommended
Items
Quest
Lunar Diplomacy
Other

Lunar spells activated
Guildmaster qualification at the Archaeology Guild

Results
ProfitExperience gained
10,620,065.08100,000 Archaeology
465,000 Magic
Inputs (7,132,381)Outputs (17,752,446.08)
5,000 × Fiery brimstone.png Fiery brimstone (5,135,000)
5,000 × Astral rune.png Astral rune (1,945,000)
623.88 × Third Age iron.png Third Age iron (1,796,773.1)
134.48 × Samite silk.png Samite silk (379,645.37)
349.86 × White oak.png White oak (614,000.61)
441.87 × Goldrune.png Goldrune (928,816.1)
348.85 × Orthenglass.png Orthenglass (722,461.62)
607.7 × Cadmium red.png Cadmium red (2,484,890)
98.08 × Vellum.png Vellum (173,212.02)
247.73 × Demonhide.png Demonhide (496,702.16)
466.14 × Chaotic brimstone.png Chaotic brimstone (2,327,437.77)
273.01 × Leather scraps.png Leather scraps (520,631.02)
549.05 × Eye of Dagon.png Eye of Dagon (2,185,236.71)
719.94 × Hellfire metal.png Hellfire metal (4,527,695.11)
109.2 × Animal furs.png Animal furs (594,944.48)


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Screening saltwater mud using Sift Soil
RequirementsSift Soil.gif
Skills
99+ Archaeology (120 recommended)
91 Magic
50 Summoning recommended
Items
Quest
Lunar Diplomacy
Other

Lunar spells activated
Guildmaster qualification at the Archaeology Guild

Results
ProfitExperience gained
11,881,847.68100,000 Archaeology
465,000 Magic
Inputs (8,162,381)Outputs (20,044,228.68)
5,000 × Saltwater mud.png Saltwater mud (6,165,000)
5,000 × Astral rune.png Astral rune (1,945,000)
364.01 × Third Age iron.png Third Age iron (1,048,360.32)
239.64 × Samite silk.png Samite silk (676,510.92)
286.16 × White oak.png White oak (502,202.81)
63.7 × Orthenglass.png Orthenglass (131,927.77)
659.27 × Goldrune.png Goldrune (1,385,785.12)
192.12 × Vellum.png Vellum (339,281.27)
300.31 × Leather scraps.png Leather scraps (572,694.13)
527.82 × Keramos.png Keramos (2,820,671.68)
609.72 × White marble.png White marble (3,418,109.66)
430.75 × Cobalt blue.png Cobalt blue (2,059,415.27)
480.3 × Star of Saradomin.png Star of Saradomin (2,272,761.86)
811.95 × Everlight silvthril.png Everlight silvthril (4,816,507.87)


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Screening aerated sediment using Sift Soil
RequirementsSift Soil.gif
Skills
99+ Archaeology (120 recommended)
91 Magic
50 Summoning recommended
Items
Quest
Lunar Diplomacy
Other

Lunar spells activated
Guildmaster qualification at the Archaeology Guild

Results
ProfitExperience gained
12,495,178.88100,000 Archaeology
465,000 Magic
Inputs (9,122,381)Outputs (21,617,559.88)
5,000 × Aerated sediment.png Aerated sediment (7,125,000)
5,000 × Astral rune.png Astral rune (1,945,000)
129.43 × Third Age iron.png Third Age iron (372,750.34)
293.23 × Samite silk.png Samite silk (827,798.17)
369.07 × White oak.png White oak (647,717.41)
233.58 × Goldrune.png Goldrune (490,976.02)
273.01 × Orthenglass.png Orthenglass (565,404.75)
95.05 × Vellum.png Vellum (167,854.94)
272 × Leather scraps.png Leather scraps (518,702.76)
581.41 × Wings of War.png Wings of War (3,430,907.79)
627.92 × Stormguard steel.png Stormguard steel (3,695,961.55)
503.55 × Armadylean yellow.png Armadylean yellow (2,763,497.22)
172.91 × Animal furs.png Animal furs (941,995.43)
670.39 × Aetherium alloy.png Aetherium alloy (3,688,499.26)
612.76 × Quintessence.png Quintessence (3,092,584.07)
158.75 × Soapstone.png Soapstone (412,910.18)


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Screening earthen clay using Sift Soil
RequirementsSift Soil.gif
Skills
99+ Archaeology (120 recommended)
91 Magic
50 Summoning recommended
Items
Quest
Lunar Diplomacy
Other

Lunar spells activated
Guildmaster qualification at the Archaeology Guild

Results
ProfitExperience gained
11,636,962.23100,000 Archaeology
465,000 Magic
Inputs (7,937,381)Outputs (19,574,343.23)
5,000 × Earthen clay.png Earthen clay (5,940,000)
5,000 × Astral rune.png Astral rune (1,945,000)
308.4 × Third Age iron.png Third Age iron (888,194.16)
102.13 × Samite silk.png Samite silk (288,302.12)
281.1 × White oak.png White oak (493,329.97)
78.87 × Goldrune.png Goldrune (165,784.11)
78.87 × Leather scraps.png Leather scraps (150,404.52)
639.05 × Malachite green.png Malachite green (3,371,610.92)
382.21 × Mark of the Kyzaj.png Mark of the Kyzaj (2,378,522.08)
560.18 × Vulcanised rubber.png Vulcanised rubber (1,740,470.25)
987.89 × Warforged bronze.png Warforged bronze (5,369,201.44)
84.94 × Animal furs.png Animal furs (462,734.6)
616.8 × Fossilised bone.png Fossilised bone (1,115,793.91)
723.98 × Yu'biusk clay.png Yu'biusk clay (2,834,395.01)
121.34 × Soapstone.png Soapstone (315,600.14)


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Screening volcanic ash using Sift Soil
RequirementsSift Soil.gif
Skills
99+ Archaeology (120 recommended)
91 Magic
50 Summoning recommended
Items
Quest
Lunar Diplomacy
Other

Lunar spells activated
Guildmaster qualification at the Archaeology Guild

Results
ProfitExperience gained
9,756,954.72100,000 Archaeology
465,000 Magic
Inputs (11,317,381)Outputs (21,074,335.72)
5,000 × Volcanic ash.png Volcanic ash (9,320,000)
5,000 × Astral rune.png Astral rune (1,945,000)
805.89 × Goldrune.png Goldrune (1,693,973.53)
257.84 × Orthenglass.png Orthenglass (533,993.37)
481.31 × Felt.png Felt (853,358.02)
606.69 × Compass rose.png Compass rose (1,304,990.19)
1,316.52 × Dragon metal.png Dragon metal (8,307,224.16)
44.49 × Soapstone.png Soapstone (115,720.05)
1,141.59 × Orgone.png Orgone (7,665,765.77)
322.56 × Carbon black.png Carbon black (599,310.63)


This guide assumes 5,000 soils screened per hour, using the items suggested above, with an Archaeology level of at least 120. This guide also assumes a 90% base material rate from sifting soil, and ignores any potential profit from artefacts found while sifting.

The materials gained are approximations based on the listed drop rates in each soils' page and may be different depending on your Archaeology level.

Note that the buy limit of each soil is 5,000 per 4 hours; you can get around this limit by cycling the type of soil you choose to sift. It is also possible to work around the limit by letting the order fill while doing other activities, directly trading with other players, or by using alternate accounts. Be warned that each soil has different profit margins.

Wearing the full Master archaeologist's outfit and casting Sift Soil allows soil to be screened at a rate of 1 soil per tick, or a theoretical maximum rate of roughly 5,680 soil per hour. In addition, the Sift Soil spell removes the need for a screening station, allowing soil to be sifted right next to a bank. This in turn removes the need for porters, saving a significant amount of money.

The fastest way to start screening soil with Sift Soil is by casting the spell while holding down the spacebar. Sift Soil can sift up to 100 soil (or, more likely, until your inventory fills up) without needing to be recast, but each soil screened will consume one Astral rune.

A Waterfiend familiar should be used for a 5% chance to double any item received from screening soil, translating to a 5% increase in materials.

Just like a screening station, Sift Soil can screen soil directly from a soil box. As such, you should store soil in the soil box to minimize banking time. The fastest way to store materials without banking the soil box itself is to use a Material storage container. However, you also need a bank nearby from which to refill your soil box. The closest Material storage container to a bank is located at the Archaology Guild campus, north of the Mysterious monolith.