Soil

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Soil
Soil (1).png
Released9 July 2003 (Update)
MembersYes
QuestThe Dig Site
LocationDigsite
OptionsNone
ExamineSoil. Dug up!
Advanced data
Object ID2376

Soil can be found throughout the digsite area, and plays an important role in The Dig Site quest. Depending on the type of digs in the area, players can use their trowel or rock pick, along with a specimen brush in their inventory, to dig up several items. Soil can also be found on Fossil Island in the Museum Camp.

Training digs[edit | edit source]

Training digs are the lowest level of digs at the digsite and are located in south section of the digsite area. A trowel is used to dig in the training area, but no additional tools are needed. None of the items obtained from training digs are needed to progress in the quest, and generally have a very low value.

Soil
Level requiredMining 1
Mining XP5 xp
Required toolTrowel.pngTrowel
Respawn timeN/A

Drop rates estimated based on 2,054 digs from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A8/13N/AN/A
Charcoal.png: Soil drops Charcoal with rarity 1/13 in quantity 1Charcoal11/1326127
Coins_1.png: Soil drops Coins with rarity 1/13 in quantity 1Coins11/1311
Broken arrow.png: Soil drops Broken arrow with rarity 1/13 in quantity 1Broken arrow11/13Not sold0
Cracked sample.png: Soil drops Cracked sample with rarity 1/13 in quantity 1Cracked sample11/13Not sold0
Vase (Digsite).png: Soil drops Vase (Digsite) with rarity 1/13 in quantity 1Vase (Digsite)11/13Not sold0

Level 1 digs[edit | edit source]

Level 1 digs are located in the central and eastern portion of the digsite, and are unlocked after passing the first level of the exam during the quest. A trowel is used to dig in the level 1 area, and leather gloves and leather boots must both be worn.

Soil
Level requiredMining 1
Mining XP6 xp
Required toolTrowel.pngTrowel, Leather gloves.pngLeather gloves and Leather boots.pngLeather boots
Respawn timeN/A

Drop rates estimated based on 3,990 digs from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A2/12N/AN/A
Buttons.png: Soil drops Buttons with rarity 1/12 in quantity 1Buttons11/12Not sold0
Vase (Digsite).png: Soil drops Vase (Digsite) with rarity 1/12 in quantity 1Vase (Digsite)11/12Not sold0
Copper ore.png: Soil drops Copper ore with rarity 1/12 in quantity 1Copper ore11/12691
Leather boots.png: Soil drops Leather boots with rarity 1/12 in quantity 1Leather boots11/12423
Opal.png: Soil drops Opal with rarity 1/12 in quantity 1Opal11/1270660
Old tooth.png: Soil drops Old tooth with rarity 1/12 in quantity 1Old tooth11/12Not sold0
Rotten apple.png: Soil drops Rotten apple with rarity 1/12 in quantity 1Rotten apple11/12Not sold0
Broken glass.png: Soil drops Broken glass with rarity 1/12 in quantity 1Broken glass11/12Not sold0
Rusty sword.png: Soil drops Rusty sword with rarity 1/12 in quantity 1Rusty sword11/12Not sold0
Bones.png: Soil drops Bones with rarity 1/12 in quantity 1Bones11/12700

Level 2 digs[edit | edit source]

Level 2 digs are located in the upper central patches of the digsite, and are unlocked after passing the second level of the exam during the quest. A rock pick is used to dig in the level 2 area.

Soil
Level requiredMining 1
Mining XP7 xp
Required toolRock pick.pngRock pick
Respawn timeN/A

Drop rates estimated based on 3,283 digs from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A3/16N/AN/A
Bones.png: Soil drops Bones with rarity 2/16 in quantity 1Bones12/16700
Damaged armour.png: Soil drops Damaged armour with rarity 1/16 in quantity 1Damaged armour11/16Not sold0
Leather boots.png: Soil drops Leather boots with rarity 1/16 in quantity 1Leather boots11/16423
Bowl.png: Soil drops Bowl with rarity 1/16 in quantity 1Bowl11/16142
Broken staff.png: Soil drops Broken staff with rarity 1/16 in quantity 1Broken staff11/16Not sold0
Broken armour.png: Soil drops Broken armour with rarity 1/16 in quantity 1Broken armour11/16Not sold0
Uncut jade.png: Soil drops Uncut jade with rarity 1/16 in quantity 1Uncut jade11/1614918
Broken glass.png: Soil drops Broken glass with rarity 1/16 in quantity 1Broken glass11/16Not sold0
Jug.png: Soil drops Jug with rarity 1/16 in quantity 1Jug11/1630
Pot.png: Soil drops Pot with rarity 1/16 in quantity 1Pot11/1660
Clay.png: Soil drops Clay with rarity 1/16 in quantity 1Clay11/161530
Uncut opal.png: Soil drops Uncut opal with rarity 1/16 in quantity 1Uncut opal11/1644512

Level 3 digs[edit | edit source]

Level 3 digs are located in the north-east and central west patches of the digsite. Digging in the level 3 area is unlocked after completing the third level of the exam during the quest. A trowel is used to dig in this area, and a specimen brush and specimen jar must be in the inventory. During the quest, an ancient talisman must be found by digging in the level 3 area, which must be brought to the Archaeological expert to progress in the quest.

Soil
Level requiredMining 1
Mining XP8 xp
Required toolTrowel.pngTrowel, Specimen brush.pngSpecimen brush and Specimen jar.pngSpecimen jar
Respawn timeN/A

Drop rates estimated based on 81,331 digs from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Ancient talisman.png: Soil drops Ancient talisman with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Ancient talisman1~1/20[d 1]Not sold0
This does not exist.NothingN/A~1/20N/AN/A
Belt buckle.png: Soil drops Belt buckle with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Belt buckle1~1/20Not sold0
Black med helm.png: Soil drops Black med helm with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Black med helm1~1/20250345
Bones.png: Soil drops Bones with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Bones1~1/20700
Broken armour.png: Soil drops Broken armour with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Broken armour1~1/20Not sold0
Broken arrow.png: Soil drops Broken arrow with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Broken arrow1~1/20Not sold0
Broken staff.png: Soil drops Broken staff with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Broken staff1~1/20Not sold0
Bronze spear.png: Soil drops Bronze spear with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Bronze spear1~1/2040415
Buttons.png: Soil drops Buttons with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Buttons1~1/20Not sold0
Ceramic remains.png: Soil drops Ceramic remains with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Ceramic remains1~1/20Not sold0
Clay.png: Soil drops Clay with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Clay1~1/201530
Coins_5.png: Soil drops Coins with rarity 2/20 in quantity 10Coins10~2/201010
Damaged armour.png: Soil drops Damaged armour with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Damaged armour1~1/20Not sold0
Iron knife.png: Soil drops Iron knife with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Iron knife1~1/20351
Leather boots.png: Soil drops Leather boots with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Leather boots1~1/20423
Needle.png: Soil drops Needle with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Needle1~1/20740
Old tooth.png: Soil drops Old tooth with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Old tooth1~1/20Not sold0
Pie dish.png: Soil drops Pie dish with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Pie dish1~1/20391
  1. ^ Ancient talisman is only dropped during The Dig Site.

Fossil Island[edit | edit source]

The Fossil Island soil is located in the Museum Camp. A trowel or rock pick can be used to dig. The only possible rewards from digging in the soil are numulite and fossils.

Soil
Level requiredMining 1
Mining XP5 xp
Required toolRock pick.pngRock pick or Trowel.pngTrowel
Respawn timeN/A

Drop rates estimated based on 5,851 digs from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A~5,242/5,851N/AN/A
Numulite.png: Soil drops Numulite with rarity 608/5,851 in quantity 1Numulite1~608/5,8513230
Unidentified small fossil.png: Soil drops Unidentified small fossil with rarity 1/28,000 in quantity 1Unidentified small fossil1~1/28,000[1]Not sold60
Unidentified medium fossil.png: Soil drops Unidentified medium fossil with rarity 1/56,000 in quantity 1Unidentified medium fossil1~1/56,000[1]Not sold120
Unidentified large fossil.png: Soil drops Unidentified large fossil with rarity 1/70,000 in quantity 1Unidentified large fossil1~1/70,000[1]Not sold180
Unidentified rare fossil.png: Soil drops Unidentified rare fossil with rarity 1/280,000 in quantity 1Unidentified rare fossil1~1/280,000[1]Not sold750

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Attempting to use a tool in the incorrect digsite soil will cause the closest Digsite workman to interrupt and explain the proper usage. If no digsite workman is within range, the message will appear in the chatbox instead.
  • The various types of digs are based on the location of the player, not the specific instance of the soil. This means if the player is standing on the tile outside the digging region, none of the tools can be used to successfully dig. Instead, the player will only state that they should try using a different tool.
  • The animation while digging at the Fossil Island digs will always show a trowel, even if a rock pick is used. Similarly, the chat message while digging up numulite will state that you clean it off with your brush, even if there is no specimen brush in the inventory.

References[edit | edit source]