Volcanic ash

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Volcanic ash is soil found by excavating at Orthen Dig Site, which requires level 90 Archaeology.

It can be screened at level 90 Archaeology to obtain materials and rarely artefacts from it at the screening station at the Archaeology Campus.

Loot[edit | edit source]

The items below can only be obtained if the player has the required Archaeology level for them. The average value of each successfully obtained material at level 101 or above is 3,891; the average value from each soil is lower, however, as materials are not obtained from every soil screened.

Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Only on successfully obtaining a material. The chance changes with the player's Archaeology level. Value here is approximation at level 120 Archaeology.

Artefacts[edit | edit source]

A specific artefact will only be received with an Archaeology level equal to or higher than the artefact restoration level. There is a 1/1,000 chance to obtain any artefact while screening soil.[1] As there are 22 possible artefacts, the chance of obtaining a specific artefact is 1/22,000 when all level requirements are met.

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Must have the Archaeology level equal to or higher than the artefact restoration level to receive as a drop. The chance of any receiving any artefact is 1/1000.

Sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
  1. ^ a b c d e There is further information on this drop; see the associated page for details.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included—see here for how to help out!
  • patch 17 May 2021 (Update):
    • Using soils from the Archaeology skill on one another no longer opens a Herblore UI.
  • patch 2 November 2020 (Update):
    • Screening volcanic ash will now progress appropriate Yak Track tasks.
  • patch 26 October 2020 (Update):
    • Artefacts from 'Desperate Measures' will no longer appear when screening soil.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Volcanic ash shares the name of an item in Old School Runescape. The Old School Runescape volcanic ash is a mineable resource only found on Fossil Island and used to improve compost.
  1. ^ Mod Rowley. Anachronia sift soil OP?. Reddit. 22 October 2020. (Archived from the original on 22 October 2020.) Mod Rowley: "The chance for an artefact is 1/1k ... I don't know everything about Sift Soil, so it might boost artefact chance (doubt it, but it might)."