Scientist access booth

Scientists allows you to send them on excavation missions for rewards such as minerals or relics. Scientists are a reward from chests after 60 km.

Scientists can be sent on missions through the scientist interface. The interface is accessed by clicking on the miner in the booth on the floating island at the top of the mine.

Scientist mission and relic interface

The scientist interface has four tabs, one for your relics and three for your scientists. It is not possible to have more than three active scientists, and you will not be awarded additional scientists if you have three active already. The only way to get rid of scientists is for them to be killed during a mission.

Scientists table

The table contains the name and rarity of each scientist together with if the given scientist has a reduced death chance and can grant extra rewards.

The rarity of a scientist impacts the death chance on excavations. The rarer a scientist is, the less the chance of dying on a mission it has.

Besides the fact a scientist can have a reduced chance of death, the Book of Success relic increases all excavation success rates by 2%

Name Rarity Reduced death chance Can grant extra rewards
Jank Common No No
Mrs. Marge Common No No
Taylor Common No No
Ziggy Common No No
The Aussie Common No No
Dallas Uncommon Yes, 10% No
Ernie Uncommon Yes, 10% No
Dr. Gilbert Uncommon Yes, 10% No
Mr. Mustache Rare Yes, 25% Yes
Mr. Mustachio Rare Yes, 25% Yes
Dr. Archibald Legendary Yes, 50% Yes

Death reasons

When a scientist dies, 1 of 15 death reasons can be displayed. The table below lists these reasons.

Death reason
Fell off the side of the mine
Ate some expired meat
Was too close to live explosives
Discovered boron is not edible
Returned to the periodic table
Should have studied safety first
Now weighs 21 grams less
Studied explosive drills to conclusion
Invented hover boots - never seen again
Victim of a cave-in
Victim of Methane Asphyxia
Victim of a Methane Explosion
Carbon Dioxide Suffocation
Long Term Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure
Was Electrocuted


A scientist can give any of these rewards.

Reward Description
Endless Miner Speed Potion Relics
Golden Shovel Relics
Key of Luck Relics
Sword of War Relics
Basic Treasure Chest Treasure chests
Golden Treasure Chest Treasure chests
2x Tickets 2 Tickets
Large bag of money Some large sum of money
Small bag of money Some small sum of money
Big Cheese Double all current minerals in inventory
The Golden Pike Relics
New Contract Unlocks another scientist
Endless Scientist Speed Potion Relics
Key of Gold Relics
Relic Bag Increases max relic slots by 1
Some Money Some amount of money
Some Gold Some amount of gold
Some Silver Some amount of silver
Endless Drill Speed Potion Relics
Sparkly Distraction Relics
Book of Success Relics
Steel Shield Relics
Light Golden Boots Relics
Golden Scythe Relics
Some Copper Some amount of copper
Endless Weapon Speed Potion Relics
Book of Frugality Relics
Midas Touch Relics
Elemental Pike Relics
Nugget of Attraction Relics
Book of Time Relics
Wider Well Relics
Unlock a New Weapon Unlocks a new battle weapon
Pay Cut Relics
Oil Some Oil
Wooden Shield Relics
Copper Scythe Relics
Scythe Relics
Copper Pike Relics
Light Boot Relics
1 Ticket 1 Ticket
Carrot of Time 1 hour timelapse
Strawberry of Time 2 hour timelapse
Banana of Time 30 minute timelapse
Chocolate of Time 3 hour timelapse
Book of Secrets Relics
1km Depth Gain 1km depth
Sack of Endurance Relics
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