Quest Amazing Anomaly
Quest Geodesic Company
Quest Magnetic Anomaly Academy
Quest Mineralogy Institute
Quest Crystallography Center
Quest Scientific Sensation
Quest The Grand Canyon
Quest Interesting Facts
Quest Association of Mineralogy
Quest Discovering a New Mineral
Quest Grand Canyon
Amazing AnomalyGeodesic CompanyMagnetic Anomaly AcademyMineralogy InstituteCrystallography CenterScientific SensationThe Grand CanyonInteresting FactsAssociation of MineralogyDiscovering a New MineralGrand Canyon

"Incredible news in Megapolis! A powerful magnetic anomaly has been found in the desert. It must be studied! Start digging in the Grand Canyon, find the reason for the magnetic anomaly and get a new title and gifts!"

Grand Canyon is a mainland Timed Quest in which the player has 192 hours to build and upgrade a total of 4 new fixed structures with assets leading to exclusive rewards. It was released as part of an update on July 10, 2015.[1] The building constructions and contracts provides 19px-CapitalPoints.png for World Architecture (Australia).

"Incredible news in Megapolis! Scientists have found a powerful magnetic anomaly in the desert. The townspeople are worried – this phenomenon could be dangerous!"
"The residents beg the mayor: study the magnetic anomaly"
"Hurry and start researching the anomaly – build a Geodesic Company, a Mineralogy Institute and a Magnetic Anomaly Academy. Excavate in the Grand Canyon to find the reason for the magnetic anomaly and you'll get a new title and gifts!"
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Stage 1 - Amazing Anomaly

Megapolis scientists have found a strange magnetic anomaly in the desert. We need to hurry and start researching it, this anomaly could be a threat to the city!


Start building a Geodesic Company. You'll need it to find the reason for the magnetic anomaly's appearance.
Geodesic Company Construction Buy the Geodesic Company Foundation
Costs: 40,000 Coin sm or 2 Megabucks sm, 10 Power sm and 8 Water sm
Gives: 100 Experience sm, 600 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 1,000 Population Limits cap increase


You did a great job with this task! You receive building materials as a reward. They're in your Storehouse. Use them wisely!

Stage 2 - Geodesic Company

The Geodesic Company will allow you to gather information about the terrain and angle of the area. The Megapolis Geophysics Department will give you information on the structure of the land and the possible causes of the mysterious magnetic anomaly.


Build a Geodesic Company and a Megapolis Geophysics Department.
Geodesic Company L1 Build a Geodesic Company
05 x 3D Scanners Asset 3D Scanners
05 x Restoration Equipment Asset Restoration Equipment (from Stage 1 above)
Gives: 200 Experience sm, 1,600 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 1,700 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, access to purchase the Magnetic Anomaly Academy and the additional buildings and access to Soil Analysis contract at the Geodesic Company; along with this, the Canyon site appears
Megapolis Geophysics Department Buy a Megapolis Geophysics Department
Costs: 98,000 Coin sm or 2 Megabucks sm, 31 Power sm and 16 Water sm
Gives: 380 Experience sm, 210 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 8,700 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 400 Coin sm, 60 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 17 Experience sm every 4 hours and access to Magnetic Anomaly Border Study contract at the Geodesic Company


Great work! For completing these tasks, you receive some experience. Want to share it with your friends?
  • 240 Experience sm
  • 1,100 Coin sm

Stage 3 - Magnetic Anomaly Academy

Magnetic anomalies are deviations in the value of the magnetic field on the Earth's surface from its normal value. Build a Magnetic Anomaly Academy to find out more about this mysterious phenomenon.


Start building a Magnetic Anomaly Academy. Analyze the soil before you start digging.
Magnetic Anomaly Academy Construction Buy the Magnetic Anomaly Academy foundation
Requires: Geodesic Company (Level 1)
Costs: 80,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm, 18 Power sm and 15 Water sm
Gives: 350 Experience sm, 200 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 2,400 Population Limits cap increase
Contract Soil Analysis Accept a Soil Analysis contract
Requires: Geodesic Company
Costs: 140 Coin sm and 15 minutes
Gives: 620 Coin sm and 6 Experience sm upon completion


Keep up the good work! Hurry and finish building the Magnetic Anomaly Academy to start your excavations.
  • 290 Experience sm
  • 1,600 Coin sm

Stage 4 - Mineralogy Institute

The reason for the magnetic anomaly is usually the presence of large deposits of minerals underground. You'll need a Mineralogy Institute to detect the source of the magnetic disturbance.


Build a Magnetic Anomaly Academy and start building a Mineralogy Institute. Study the borders of the magnetic anomaly to define the edge of your dig site.
Magnetic Anomaly Academy L1 Build a Magnetic Anomaly Academy
05 x Channel Asset Channel
05 x Scaffolding Cover Asset Scaffolding Cover
Gives: 440 Experience sm, 700 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 3,200 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 1,100 Coin sm, 210 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 45 Experience sm every 11 hours, access to purchase Mineralogy Institute and access to Geodesic Calculations contract at the Geodesic Company; along with this, the Canyon site upgrades
Mineralogy Institute Construction Buy a Mineralogy Institute Foundation
Requires: Magnetic Anomaly Academy (Level 1)
Costs: 50,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm, 12 Power sm and 9 Water sm
Gives: 180 Experience sm, 500 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 1,500 Population Limits cap increase
Contract Magnetic Anomaly Border Study Complete a Magnetic Anomaly Border Study contract
Requires: Megapolis Geophysics Department
Costs: 280 Coin sm and 30 minutes
Gives: 1,200 Coin sm and 11 Experience sm upon completion


Good work! You receive building materials as a reward. Hurry up and use them!

Stage 5 - Crystallography Center

The characteristic features of natural minerals are that they're all crystal formations. Build a Crystallography Center to detect which mineral could have created such a strong magnetic anomaly.


Keep building the Mineralogy Institute. Invite your friends to help you with some geodesic calculations.
Mineralogy Institute L1 Build the Mineralogy Institute Frame
16 x Bracket Asset Bracket (10 from Stage 4 above)
14 x Luminescent Lamps Asset Luminescent Lamps
Gives: 270 Experience sm, 1,200 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 2,100 Population Limits cap increase upon completion; along with this, the Canyon site upgrades
Crystallography Center Buy a Crystallography Center
Costs: 62,000 Coin sm or 2 Megabucks sm, 20 Power sm and 11 Water sm
Gives: 260 Experience sm, 260 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 6,100 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 370 Coin sm, 100 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 17 Experience sm every 6 hours and access to Developing Hazmat Suits contract at the Geodesic Company
Contract Geodesic Calculations Accept a Geodesic Calculations contract
Requires: Magnetic Anomaly Academy
Costs: 690 Coin sm and 1 hour
Gives: 3,000 Coin sm and 25 Experience sm upon completion


You did a great job on this task and you receive the Geochemical Laboratory as a reward. It's in your Storehouse. Hurry and build it!
  • 400 Experience sm
  • 2,800 Coin sm
  • Geochemical Laboratory
Geochemical Laboratory

Geochemical Laboratory
  • 2x2 Plot
  • 27 Power sm and 15 Water sm
  • 910 Experience sm, 300 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 12,000 Population Limits cap increase
  • 810 Coin sm, 130 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 27 Experience sm every 8 hours
    Coins per Minute: 1.69 Coin sm
    XP per Minute: 0.06 Experience sm
    Points per Minute: 0.27 19px-CapitalPoints.png
  • Can be sold for 47,000 Coin sm

Stage 6 - Scientific Sensation

Our scientists have done their research and come a conclusion — science knows no minerals or ores capable of creating such a powerful magnetic anomaly. And that means our excavation could be dangerous!


Make sure your research team stays safe — develop hazmat suits for them. Build a Mineralogy Institute and start building an Association of Mineralogy.
Mineralogy Institute L2 Build a Mineralogy Institute
13 x Bricks Asset Bricks
13 x Ceramic Granite Asset Ceramic Granite
14 x Photoelectric Doors Asset Photoelectric Doors
Gives: 360 Experience sm, 2,000 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 3,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 970 Coin sm, 260 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 46 Experience sm every 8 hours, access to purchase Association of Mineralogy and access to Minerogenic Analysis contract at the Geodesic Company; along with this, the Canyon site upgrades
Contract Developing Hazmat Suits Complete a Developing Hazmat Suits contract
Requires: Crystallography Center
Costs: 1,300 Coin sm and 2 hours
Gives: 5,700 Coin sm and 51 Experience sm upon completion
Association of Mineralogy Construction Buy the Association of Mineralogy Foundation
Requires: Mineralogy Institute
Costs: 70,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm, 15 Power sm and 10 Water sm
Gives: 300 Experience sm, 600 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 2,200 Population Limits cap increase


Perfect! Your science team is fully equipped. Hurry and start excavating!
  • 470 Experience sm
  • 3,400 Coin sm

Stage 7 - The Grand Canyon

Actual name of this quest step is "Grand Canyon".

To answer the question of the mysterious mineral's origin, we need to perform a historical-minerogenic analysis of the area.


"Build a Geodesic Engineering Department and start your excavation. The anomaly covers a wide area. You'll have to dig out a real canyon!
Geodesic Company L2 Build a Geodesic Engineering Department
10 x Barrier Tape Asset Barrier Tape
06 x Centralized Traffic System Asset Centralized Traffic System
14 x Chain-Link Fencing Asset Chain-Link Fencing
12 x Lighting Equipment Asset Lighting Equipment
13 x Safety Goggles Asset Safety Goggles
15 x Searchlight Asset Searchlight
Gives: 320 Experience sm, 3,100 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 2,400 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, and access to Interesting Facts about Minerals Lecture contract at the Geodesic Company; along with this, the Canyon site upgrades
Contract Historical-Minerogenic Analysis Accept a Historical-Minerogenic Analysis contract
Requires: Mineralogy Institute
Costs: 4,500 Coin sm and 4 hours
Gives: 19,600 Coin sm and 170 Experience sm upon completion


You've done some good work and you're getting building materials as a reward. They're in your Storehouse.

Stage 8 - Interesting Facts

Excavating the canyon in the desert has caused a stir among the public. More and more people want to know as much as possible about the mysterious mineral. Organize an Interesting Facts about Minerals lecture for your friends and Megapolis residents!


Keep building the Association of Mineralogy. Don't forget to invite your friends to the Interesting Facts about Minerals lecture!
Association of Mineralogy L1 Build an Association of Mineralogy Frame
15 x Cement Asset Cement
10 x Electric Plane Asset Electric Plane
09 x Facade Adhesive Asset Facade Adhesive
13 x Pipes Asset Pipes
12 x Steel Cables Asset Steel Cables (10 from Stage 7 above)
17 x Turnstiles Asset Turnstiles
14 x Ventilation System Asset Ventilation System
Gives: 390 Experience sm, 2,100 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 3,100 Population Limits cap increase upon completion
Contract Interesting Facts about Minerals Lecture Complete an Interesting Facts about Minerals Lecture contract
Requires: Geodesic Engineering Department
Costs: 8,900 Coin sm and 6 hours
Gives: 38,600 Coin sm and 340 Experience sm upon completion


Great work! You receive building materials as a reward. Use them wisely!
  • 620 Experience sm
  • 5,000 Coin sm
  • 05 x Socket Asset Socket

Stage 9 - Association of Mineralogy

If you manage to discover a new mineral, you'll be able to register it at the Association of Mineralogy.


Build an Association of Mineralogy in Megapolis
Association of Mineralogy L2 Build an Association of Mineralogy
18 x Cables (Type 2) Asset Cables (Type 2)
16 x Facing Plates Asset Facing Plates
10 x Hammer Asset Hammer
14 x Luminescent Lamps Asset Luminescent Lamps
13 x Perforator Asset Perforator
10 x Safety Goggles Asset Safety Goggles
14 x Socket Asset Socket (5 from Stage 8 above)
Gives: 470 Experience sm, 4,600 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 3,800 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 1,400 Coin sm, 390 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 63 Experience sm every 10 hours and access to Mineral Study contract at the Geodesic Company
Residents House 700 inhabitants


Wonderful! There's just a little more to do before your excavation finishes. Keep completing tasks and you'll get a reward!
  • 700 Experience sm
  • 6,000 Coin sm

Stage 10 - Discovering a New Mineral

You'll need quarrying equipment to finish your excavation of the canyon and reveal the mysterious mineral!


Complete this task and get a stunning reward!
Geodesic Company L3 Build a Set of Quarrying Equipment
10 x Cords Asset Cords
11 x Coupling Asset Coupling
10 x Floodlight Asset Floodlight
14 x Hard Hat Asset Hard Hat
10 x Overpass Asset Overpass
15 x Power Cable Asset Power Cable
12 x Radio Room Asset Radio Room
15 x Tech Drawing Asset Tech Drawing
08 x Transformers Asset Transformers
Gives: 400 Experience sm, 5,100 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 3,500 Population Limits cap increase upon completion; along with this, the Canyon site upgrades
Contract Mineral Study Accept a Mineral Study contract
Requires: Association of Mineralogy
Costs: 16,000 Coin sm and 9 hours
Gives: 69,400 Coin sm and 680 Experience sm upon completion


Congratulations! You've found a mineral previously unknown to science. As a reward, you receive the Museum of Geological Materials. Build it and you'll get a new title!
  • 800 Experience sm
  • 7,000 Coin sm
  • Museum of Geological Materials

Reward - Grand Canyon

Museum of Geological Materials

Museum of Geological Materials
  • 3x4 Plot
  • 76 Power sm and 48 Water sm
  • 2,800 Experience sm, 1,000 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 34,000 Population Limits cap increase
  • 3,500 Coin sm, 600 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 120 Experience sm every 12 hours
    Coins per Minute: 4.86 Coin sm
    XP per Minute: 0.17 Experience sm
    Points per Minute: 0.83 19px-CapitalPoints.png
  • Access to Registering New Mineral contract at the Geodesic Company
  • Can be sold for 136,000 Coin sm

Achievement after Building the Museum of Geological Materials

Achievement Honorary Geologist

"You built the Museum of Geological Materials and earned a new title: Honorary Geologist. Share this wonderful news with your friends!"
  • 1,000 Experience sm
  • 30,000 Coin sm
  • 3 Megabucks sm


  • Social Quantum's internal name for this quest is "Великий каньон" which translates to "Grand Canyon".
  • Social Quantum's ID for this quest is 10073979.


  1. SQ Forum: Update 07.10.2015

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