Digsite

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This article is about the location. For the quest, see The Dig Site. For the dungeon, see Digsite Dungeon.
Location on World Map
Tolna's rift
Varrock Digsite River Salve
Exam Centre

The Digsite is an archaeological excavation area just east of Varrock. Players need to proceed far enough into the Dig Site quest in order to fully use it. This area is a members-only location. It is visited during several quests:

During the Dig Site quest, players learn that the area was once Senntisten, the capital of the Zarosian empire during the Second Age. During the quest, players find an ancient talisman and a stone tablet telling all mortals to tremble before the power of Zaros. This area is said to be part of a city three times bigger than Varrock which supposedly reached to Edgeville (then known as Paddewwa). It was destroyed during the God Wars and replaced by Saranthium, which was destroyed several hundred years before Avarrocka was established in 700 of the Fourth Age.

For players who are doing or have completed The Dig Site quest, the north-west winch at the Digsite provides access to the Digsite Dungeon. A Rope must be used with the winch to enter the dungeon.

Archaeology[edit | edit source]

Players can dig at Digsite during and after the quest. Although the exam in the The Dig Site quest suggests that you must be wearing leather gloves and Leather boots while having a rock pick, trowel, specimen jar, and specimen brush in your inventory to dig, this is not actually the case. Different site levels have different requirements as outlined below, and none actually require all 6 items.

There are 9 different sites where you can participate in Archaeology, spread across 4 different categories of dig: Training, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Each type of dig has its own requirements and table of possible finds.

Players can also pan at the south-east part of Digsite with a panning tray. In the south-east section of the Digsite, it is also possible to search the specimen tray with a specimen jar in the inventory.

The following tables list the items that can be obtained from digging at the archaeological sites. It is also possible to obtain nothing upon digging. Please note all Rarity values should be considered estimates and are based on 150 digs at each location.

Numbered map of the archaeological sites.

Training Digs (Sites 8, 9)[edit | edit source]

Each trowel dig rewards 5 Mining experience. You have approximately a 48% chance to obtain nothing when digging here, getting either the message You find nothing of interest., or the message You find nothing. To dig at a Training dig you can simply use a trowel with the soil.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Charcoal.png: Digsite drops Charcoal with rarity 38/300 in quantity 1Charcoal138/30032627
Coins_1.png: Digsite drops Coins with rarity 28/300 in quantity 1Coins128/30011
Broken arrow.png: Digsite drops Broken arrow with rarity 25/300 in quantity 1Broken arrow125/300Not sold0
Cracked sample.png: Digsite drops Cracked sample with rarity 39/300 in quantity 1Cracked sample139/300Not sold0
Vase (Digsite).png: Digsite drops Vase (Digsite) with rarity 27/300 in quantity 1Vase (Digsite)127/300Not sold0

Level 1 Digs (Sites 6, 7)[edit | edit source]

Each trowel dig rewards 6 Mining experience. You have approximately a 14% chance to obtain nothing when digging at these sites, getting the message You find nothing. To dig at a Level 1 dig you must be wearing leather gloves and leather boots, then use a trowel with the soil.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Buttons.png: Digsite drops Buttons with rarity 28/300 in quantity 1Buttons128/300Not sold0
Vase (Digsite).png: Digsite drops Vase (Digsite) with rarity 27/300 in quantity 10Vase (Digsite)1027/300Not sold0
Copper ore.png: Digsite drops Copper ore with rarity 26/300 in quantity 1Copper ore126/300511
Leather boots.png: Digsite drops Leather boots with rarity 28/300 in quantity 1Leather boots128/300383
Opal.png: Digsite drops Opal with rarity 30/300 in quantity 1Opal130/30030660
Old tooth.png: Digsite drops Old tooth with rarity 24/300 in quantity 1Old tooth124/300Not sold0
Rotten apple.png: Digsite drops Rotten apple with rarity 26/300 in quantity 13Rotten apple1326/300Not sold0
Broken glass.png: Digsite drops Broken glass with rarity 23/300 in quantity 15Broken glass1523/300Not sold0
Rusty sword.png: Digsite drops Rusty sword with rarity 25/300 in quantity 1Rusty sword125/300Not sold0
Bones.png: Digsite drops Bones with rarity 22/300 in quantity 1Bones122/300930

Level 2 Digs (Sites 2, 3, 4)[edit | edit source]

Each rock pick dig rewards 7 Mining experience. You have approximately a 19% chance to obtain nothing when digging at these sites, getting the message You find nothing. To dig at a Level 2 dig you can simply use a rock pick with the soil.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Digsite drops Bones with rarity 59/450 in quantity 1Bones159/450930
Damaged armour.png: Digsite drops Damaged armour with rarity 30/450 in quantity 1Damaged armour130/450Not sold0
Leather boots.png: Digsite drops Leather boots with rarity 43/450 in quantity 1Leather boots143/450383
Bowl.png: Digsite drops Bowl with rarity 21/450 in quantity 1Bowl121/450232
Broken staff.png: Digsite drops Broken staff with rarity 26/450 in quantity 1Broken staff126/450Not sold0
Broken armour.png: Digsite drops Broken armour with rarity 29/450 in quantity 1Broken armour129/450Not sold0
Uncut jade.png: Digsite drops Uncut jade with rarity 27/450 in quantity 1Uncut jade127/45019918
Broken glass.png: Digsite drops Broken glass with rarity 25/450 in quantity 1Broken glass125/450Not sold0
Jug.png: Digsite drops Jug with rarity 29/450 in quantity 1Jug129/45030
Pot.png: Digsite drops Pot with rarity 27/450 in quantity 1Pot127/45050
Clay.png: Digsite drops Clay with rarity 19/450 in quantity 1Clay119/450670
Uncut opal.png: Digsite drops Uncut opal with rarity 31/450 in quantity 1Uncut opal131/45026912

Level 3 Digs (Sites 1, 5)[edit | edit source]

Each trowel dig rewards 8 Mining experience. You have approximately a 5% chance to obtain nothing when digging at these sites, getting the message You find nothing. To dig at a Level 3 dig you must have a specimen jar and brush in your inventory, then use a trowel with the soil.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Belt buckle.png: Digsite drops Belt buckle with rarity 11/300 in quantity 1Belt buckle111/300Not sold0
Black med helm.png: Digsite drops Black med helm with rarity 17/300 in quantity 1Black med helm117/300176345
Bones.png: Digsite drops Bones with rarity 15/300 in quantity 1Bones115/300930
Broken armour.png: Digsite drops Broken armour with rarity 8/300 in quantity 1Broken armour18/300Not sold0
Broken arrow.png: Digsite drops Broken arrow with rarity 21/300 in quantity 1Broken arrow121/300Not sold0
Broken staff.png: Digsite drops Broken staff with rarity 20/300 in quantity 1Broken staff120/300Not sold0
Bronze spear.png: Digsite drops Bronze spear with rarity 8/300 in quantity 1Bronze spear18/30050415
Buttons.png: Digsite drops Buttons with rarity 15/300 in quantity 1Buttons115/300Not sold0
Ceramic remains.png: Digsite drops Ceramic remains with rarity 22/300 in quantity 1Ceramic remains122/300Not sold0
Clay.png: Digsite drops Clay with rarity 11/300 in quantity 1Clay111/300670
Coins_5.png: Digsite drops Coins with rarity 43/300 in quantity 10Coins1043/3001010
Damaged armour.png: Digsite drops Damaged armour with rarity 12/300 in quantity 1Damaged armour112/300Not sold0
Iron knife.png: Digsite drops Iron knife with rarity 14/300 in quantity 1Iron knife114/300331
Leather boots.png: Digsite drops Leather boots with rarity 19/300 in quantity 1Leather boots119/300383
Needle.png: Digsite drops Needle with rarity 21/300 in quantity 1Needle121/300320
Old tooth.png: Digsite drops Old tooth with rarity 14/300 in quantity 1Old tooth114/300Not sold0
Pie dish.png: Digsite drops Pie dish with rarity 14/300 in quantity 1Pie dish114/300381

Canal barge[edit | edit source]

The canal barge, under construction.

After earning 100 kudos in the Varrock Museum, players will have access to Fossil Island, found north of Morytania. The barge to travel there is currently being built just north of the Digsite by Ed Wood, workmen, the barge foreman, and four barge workmen.

See also[edit | edit source]