Difficulty:
Intermediate
Length:
Long
Quest Requirements:
None
Skill/Other Requirements:
Quests Unlocked/Partially Unlocked by completing this Quest:
Items Needed at Quest Start:
Cup of tea, Pestle and mortar, 2 Ropes, Vial, Tinderbox, Uncut opal or Cut opal, Leather gloves, and Leather boots (wear gloves and boots at all times).
Items Needed to Complete Quest:
None.
Items Recommended for Quest:
Varrock teleport method.
Items Acquired During Quest:
Quest Points:
2
Reward:
15.3 K Mining XP, 2 K Herblore XP, 2 Gold bars, a Chocolate cake or Fruit blast (if you show Curator Haig Halen all the certificates), ability to pan and dig at the Digsite, the ability to clean specimens to obtain Kudos at the Varrock Museum, ability to make Frozen keys, and 2 Treasure Hunter keys.
Start Point:
Exam Centre, south of the Digsite, which is signposted east of Varrock.
To Start:
Talk to an Examiner.
Instructions:
  1. Ask any of the Examiners at the Exam Centre, southeast of Varrock, if you can take the Earth Sciences exam. Examiner will tell you that in order to be allowed to take the exam, you must get an Unstamped letter signed by Curator Haig Halen in Varrock.

    Examiner

  2. Take the Unstamped letter to the Curator Haig Halen at the museum in Varrock. He will sign it and give you a Sealed letter, which you must return to any of the Examiners.

    Note: The easiest way to reach Varrock is via the Varrock teleport spell (requires 25 Magic).

    Curator Haig Halen

  3. Once signed, head back to the Exam Centre and speak to one of the Examiners. You will be given a Earth Sciences level 1 exam. which you will fail no matter what you answer. In order to pass the exam you will need to study using the books nearby or you may speak to other students to gain information. Sadly, searching the bookcase will reveal that the books containing information on the exam are missing.

  4. Head north into the Digsite and speak to the Student, wearing a green shirt. He will tell you that he has lost his Animal skull and wants you to find it. Pickpocket any of the nearby Digsite workmen until you receive it. Use the Animal skull with the student, who will thank you and give you some information about the Earth Sciences level 1 exam.

    Note: Keep pickpocketing the Digsite workmen until you snatch away a Specimen brush from them. You will need it later on in the quest.

    Green Student

  5. Walk northeast to find a Student in an orange-red shirt. He will give you the information about the Earth Sciences level 1 exam, if you recover a Special cup which he lost near the river.

    Red Student

  6. Head south and grab a Panning tray from the table in the tent. Go a bit east and use the Panning tray on a panning spot along the river. While trying to pan, you will be stopped by the Panning guide. Ask him how you can be invited to be allowed to use the panning points. He will tell you that you can use the panning points as much as you would like in exchange for a Cup of tea. Give it to him. Now start panning and searching the Panning tray until you receive a Special cup. Once you have found it use it on the Student, wearing a orange-red shirt, to gain some more information about the Earth Sciences level 1 exam.

    Panning

  7. Make your way to the northwestern corner of the Digsite to find the last Student dressed in purple. She will exchange the information if you find the her Teddy.

    Purple Student

  8. To the south of the Digsite you will find a large blue urn along with some bushes. Search the most eastern bush to discover the lost Teddy. Return it to the Student, wearing a purple shirt, to receive the final share of information.

    Bush

  9. Return to the Exam Centre and speak to one of the Examiners to do the exam once again. The answers are as follows, but do note that the order of the questions may vary. When you have successfully completed the Earth Sciences level 1 exam, you will receive a Level 1 certificate and a Trowel.

    • The study of earth sciences is the study of the earth, its contents and history.
    • The eligible people to use the Digsite are all that have passed the appropriate earth sciences exam.
    • The proper health and safety points are gloves and boots to be worn at all times, proper tools must be used.

    Level 1 Exam

  10. Speak to the Examiner again to take your Earth Sciences level 2 exam. Just like with the level 1 exam, you will fail the exam no matter what you answer. Speak to each of the students again to gather the required information, you will not need to do them any favors this time around, however. When you have spoken to all of the students again, head back and take your level 2 exam again. The answers are as follows, but do note that the order of the questions may vary. When you have successfully completed the Earth Sciences level 2 exam, you will receive a Level 2 certificate.

    • Samples are transported in rough form, kept only in sealed containers.
    • Finds must be carefully handled, and gloves worn.
    • Always handle with care, strike the rock cleanly on its cleaving point.

    Level 2 Exam

  11. Now it is time to take the last exam. Just as with the previous 2 exams, you will have all the answers wrong. Go back to all the students one last time to get your hands on the required information. they will all give you information for free of charge except for the Student dressed in purple, who wants an Uncut opal or Cut opal in exchange for the information. Give to her and head back to the Exam Centre for the final exam. The answers are as follows, but do note that the order of the questions may vary. When you have successfully completed the Earth Sciences level 3 exam, you will receive a Level 3 certificate and the permission to dig at the Digsite.

    • Samples cleaned and carried only in specimen jars.
    • Brush carefully and slowly using short strokes.
    • Handle bones carefully, and keep away from other samples.

    Note: If you forgot to bring an Opal, then use a Panning tray with one of the panning spots to the south of the Digsite until you receive an Uncut opal.

    Level 3 Exam

  12. Now that you have passed the exams, you will have to find something to convince the Archaeological expert, at the Exam Centre, into giving you permission to use the winches. Head to the most northeastern part of the Digsite and use the Trowel with the soil, whilst having a Specimen brush and Specimen jar in your inventory, until you receive an Ancient talisman.
    Note: If you do not have a Specimen jar, you can obtain one by visiting the exam room and searching the cupboards. Also, if you have not obtained a Specimen brush by now, then pickpocket one of the Digsite workmen to receive it.

    Talisman

  13. Bring this Ancient talisman to the Archaeological expert at the Exam Centre. He will give you an Invitation letter, granting you the access to the winches and dig shafts. Before you leave, search the bookcases and cupboards for a Book on chemicals and a Specimen jar

    Archaeological Expert

  14. Head to the winch in the northwestern area of the Digsite, near the Student dressed in purple. Use the Invitation letter with one of the nearby Digsite workmen and then use one of the Ropes with the winch. Climb down the rope and search the nearby bricks.

    Note: If you forgot to bring a Rope, then pickpocket one of the Digsite workmen until you receive it.

    Winch and Bricks

  15. Go back up to the surface and to the winch to the northeast. Attach the remaining Rope to the winch and climb down the rope into a small cave. Ask Doug Deeping, wandering around in the cave, how the rocks can be cleared. He will give you a Chest key and suggests that you blow the bricks up. Doug also refers to a former colleague who discovered what chemicals to use, but was scared away by his findings down the other shaft.

    Note: If you forgot to bring a Rope, then pickpocket one of the Digsite workmen until you receive it.

    Doug Deeping

  16. Head south to the tent with the Panning tray and use the Chest key on the chest to receive a Chemical powder. Go back outside and use the Trowel on the middle barrel to open it. Use the empty Vial with it to obtain a vial of Unindentified liquid. Walk north and search the specimen tray for some Charcoal. Use the Charcoal with a Pestle and mortar to produce Ground charcoal. Head over to the Archaeological expert at the Exam Centre to get the Chemical powder and Unindentified liquid identified as Ammonium nitrate and Nitroglycerin.

    Note: Do not drop the vial of Unindentified liquid or Nitroglycerin as it will damage you by a lot.

    Chest, Barrel, and Tray

  17. Go down the western winch again and grab an Arcenia root from the ground. Then walk over to the bricks and do the following: use the Ammonium nitrate with Nitroglycerin and add the Ground charcoal to it to prepare a vial of Mixed chemicals. Finally add the Arcenia root to the mixture to create a Chemical compound. Use the Chemical compound with the bricks and light it using a Tinderbox to blow it up. You will automatically run away. Enter the area, whilst evading some Skeletons (level 22) and pick up the Stone tablet.

    Note: Do not drop the vial of Chemical compound as it will damage you by a lot.

    Stone Tablet

  18. Take the Stone tablet to Archaeological expert to claim your reward.

    Note: Give the Level 1 certificate, Level 2 certificate, and Level 3 certificate to Curator Haig Halen at the Varrock Museum to be rewarded a Chocolate cake or Fruit blast.

    Congratulations! Quest Complete!

    Quest Complete!

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