Bucket of sand
|Bucket of sand|
|Released||18 March 2002 (Update)|
|Examine||One of the ingredients for making glass.|
|High alch||1 coin|
|Low alch||0 coins|
|Respawn time||100 ticks (60 seconds)|
|Exchange||49 coins (info)|
Since sand pits are not very common, players may find it much more convenient to buy buckets of sand, e.g. from charter ships' shops. It can also be purchased with reward points in the Nightmare Zone minigame, though it is much easier to simply buy it from other players. Earth implings will occasionally give 4 noted buckets of sand upon looting them.
After completing The Hand in the Sand quest, players may speak to Bert once per day and he will deliver 84 buckets of sand to the player's bank. Bert will automatically do this every day if the player has completed the elite Ardougne diary.
A good method to gather buckets of sand is to move your house to Yanille (requires 50 construction) since there is a sand pit next to the POH , then use Teleport to House (right-click the spell for the option to teleport outside your house) to go to the sandpit and either a games necklace to Barbarian Assault, a ring of dueling to Castle Wars, Varrock Teleport (after completion of the medium Varrock tasks and changing the teleport to the Grand Exchange), or Camelot Teleport (after completion of the hard Kandarin tasks and changing the teleport to Seers' Village) where there is a bank very close to the teleport destination.
Another method of obtaining buckets, which has lower requirements, is to create them via the Sandstorm grinder west of the Bandit Camp Quarry. Players can deposit their sandstone into the grinder; the amount of sand outputted by Sandstorm is dependent on the weight of the sandstone deposited, and can only be deposited unnoted. Once deposited, players can claim buckets of sand from Drew for 50 coins each, along with a bucket. He can store up to 25,000 buckets (banknotes accepted) for the player.
A method of banking after filling buckets with sand is to use the Camelot teleport on a PvP world, as there is a Bank Chest next to the teleport. (It is recommended to use a dust battlestaff as it allows for you to take more buckets). The sandpit in Yanille is in a dangerous area. Alternatively, if you have a tome of fire or excess fire runes and completed the Varrock medium Diary, you can use Varrock Teleport to teleport to the Grand Exchange, though banking will be slower.
Another method of filling buckets, which has lower requirements, is to fill them in Zanaris where there is a sandpit near the bank. One can also carry soda ash while doing this and use the furnace to make molten glass on the way back to the bank. Buckets weigh a significant amount so weight-reducing gear, such as full graceful, is recommended while using this method.
A method of filling buckets that has no requirements and uses significantly less run energy is on Entrana. Players can withdraw stored buckets at the nearby tool leprechaun, fill them up at the sand pit, then travel by ship back to Port Sarim to bank the buckets of sand at the deposit box. 1000 noted buckets can be stored at the tool leprechaun.
Uses - Comparing Molten Glass yield and XP[edit | edit source]
1.0 molten glass per soda ash and bucket of sand.
1.3 molten glass per soda ash and bucket of sand.
When used on a fire, giant seaweed turns into six soda ash upon successfully cooking, rather than just one given by normal seaweed. You can however fail, resulting in only one soda ash. Note that Cooking gauntlets do not decrease the cooking fail chance, however the Hosidius Kitchen cooking range effect still applies.
When used in conjunction with the Superglass Make spell, giant seaweed similarly acts as six regular seaweed and gives 60 Crafting experience per seaweed when cast. The combination of two giant seaweed and 12 buckets of sand yields on average 1.45 molten glass per bucket of sand, while the combination of three giant seaweed and 18 buckets of sand yields an average of 1.6 glass per sand, although with the latter some of the glass will fall on the floor as it overflows from the inventory. If it is not picked up, it results in an average of 1.488 glass per sand. If players obtain the sand via mining sandstone, it is slightly more efficient to not pick up the excess despite the lower return due to how quickly the materials can be obtained.
The average Crafting experience per giant seaweed varies:
- For an average of 1.45 glass per sand (two giant seaweed and 12 buckets of sand), each giant seaweed equals 538.5 experience when making lantern lenses or 669 experience when making empty light orbs;
- For an average of 1.488 glass per sand (three giant seaweed and 18 buckets of sand without picking up the excess), each giant seaweed equals 551 experience when making lantern lenses or 685 experience when making empty light orbs;
- For an average of 1.6 glass per sand (three giant seaweed and 18 buckets of sand and picking up the excess), each giant seaweed equals 588 experience when making lantern lenses or 732 experience when making empty light orbs.
These numbers include the experience from casting Superglass Make.
Creation[edit | edit source]
|Bucket of sand||1||49|
Products[edit | edit source]
|Molten glass |
|Molten glass × 28.8 |
(Superglass make - giant seaweed)
|Molten glass × 16.9 |
(Superglass make - seaweed)
|Molten glass × 16.9 |
(Superglass make - soda ash)
|Molten glass × 16.9 |
(Superglass make - swamp weed)
|Ornate undead combat dummy |
(Bucket of sand)
|Undead combat dummy |
Item sources[edit | edit source]
|Earth impling jar||N/A||4 (noted)||1/10|
|Earth impling||36; 46||4 (noted)||1/10|
|Kalphite Queen||333||100 (noted)||4/128|
Spawns[edit | edit source]
|Hosidius - north-eastern coast||1||Maplink|
Shop locations[edit | edit source]
|Dom Onion's Reward Shop||Yanille||∞||N/A||200||N/A|
|Trader Stan's Trading Post||Catherby||10||1m||5||0|
|Trader Stan's Trading Post||Port Tyras||10||1m||5||0|
|Trader Stan's Trading Post||Brimhaven||10||1m||5||0|
|Trader Stan's Trading Post||Port Sarim||10||1m||5||0|
|Trader Stan's Trading Post||Port Phasmatys||10||1m||5||0|
|Trader Stan's Trading Post||Corsair Cove||10||1m||5||0|
|Trader Stan's Trading Post||Prifddinas||10||1m||5||0|
|Trader Stan's Trading Post||Mos Le'Harmless||10||1m||5||0|
|Trader Stan's Trading Post||Ship Yard||10||1m||5||0|
|Trader Stan's Trading Post||Port Khazard||10||1m||5||0|
|Trader Stan's Trading Post||Musa Point||10||1m||5||0|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|22 March 2006
The item was graphically updated.
Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]
|29 March 2004 –
22 March 2006
|22 March 2006 –|