Soil

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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.

Drop rates estimated based on 300 digs from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A~143/300N/AN/A
Charcoal.png: Soil drops Charcoal with rarity 38/300 in quantity 1Charcoal1~38/30012527
Coins_1.png: Soil drops Coins with rarity 28/300 in quantity 1Coins1~28/30011
Broken arrow.png: Soil drops Broken arrow with rarity 25/300 in quantity 1Broken arrow1~25/300Not sold0
Cracked sample.png: Soil drops Cracked sample with rarity 39/300 in quantity 1Cracked sample1~39/300Not sold0
Vase (Digsite).png: Soil drops Vase (Digsite) with rarity 27/300 in quantity 1Vase (Digsite)1~27/300Not 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.

Drop rates estimated based on 300 digs from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A~41/300N/AN/A
Buttons.png: Soil drops Buttons with rarity 28/300 in quantity 1Buttons1~28/300Not sold0
Vase (Digsite).png: Soil drops Vase (Digsite) with rarity 27/300 in quantity 10Vase (Digsite)10~27/300Not sold0
Copper ore.png: Soil drops Copper ore with rarity 26/300 in quantity 1Copper ore1~26/300791
Leather boots.png: Soil drops Leather boots with rarity 28/300 in quantity 1Leather boots1~28/300393
Opal.png: Soil drops Opal with rarity 30/300 in quantity 1Opal1~30/30027860
Old tooth.png: Soil drops Old tooth with rarity 24/300 in quantity 1Old tooth1~24/300Not sold0
Rotten apple.png: Soil drops Rotten apple with rarity 26/300 in quantity 13Rotten apple13~26/300Not sold0
Broken glass.png: Soil drops Broken glass with rarity 23/300 in quantity 15Broken glass15~23/300Not sold0
Rusty sword.png: Soil drops Rusty sword with rarity 25/300 in quantity 1Rusty sword1~25/300Not sold0
Bones.png: Soil drops Bones with rarity 22/300 in quantity 1Bones1~22/3001270

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.

Drop rates estimated based on 450 digs from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A~48/450N/AN/A
Bones.png: Soil drops Bones with rarity 59/450 in quantity 1Bones1~59/4501270
Damaged armour.png: Soil drops Damaged armour with rarity 30/450 in quantity 1Damaged armour1~30/450Not sold0
Leather boots.png: Soil drops Leather boots with rarity 43/450 in quantity 1Leather boots1~43/450393
Bowl.png: Soil drops Bowl with rarity 21/450 in quantity 1Bowl1~21/450262
Broken staff.png: Soil drops Broken staff with rarity 26/450 in quantity 1Broken staff1~26/450Not sold0
Broken armour.png: Soil drops Broken armour with rarity 29/450 in quantity 1Broken armour1~29/450Not sold0
Uncut jade.png: Soil drops Uncut jade with rarity 27/450 in quantity 1Uncut jade1~27/45019318
Broken glass.png: Soil drops Broken glass with rarity 25/450 in quantity 1Broken glass1~25/450Not sold0
Jug.png: Soil drops Jug with rarity 29/450 in quantity 1Jug1~29/45030
Pot.png: Soil drops Pot with rarity 27/450 in quantity 1Pot1~27/45060
Clay.png: Soil drops Clay with rarity 19/450 in quantity 1Clay1~19/4501520
Uncut opal.png: Soil drops Uncut opal with rarity 31/450 in quantity 1Uncut opal1~31/45016812

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.

Drop rates estimated based on 300 digs from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Ancient talisman.png: Soil drops Ancient talisman with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Ancient talisman1Unknown[d 1]Not sold0
This does not exist.NothingN/A~15/450N/AN/A
Belt buckle.png: Soil drops Belt buckle with rarity 11/300 in quantity 1Belt buckle1~11/300Not sold0
Black med helm.png: Soil drops Black med helm with rarity 17/300 in quantity 1Black med helm1~17/300195345
Bones.png: Soil drops Bones with rarity 15/300 in quantity 1Bones1~15/3001270
Broken armour.png: Soil drops Broken armour with rarity 8/300 in quantity 1Broken armour1~8/300Not sold0
Broken arrow.png: Soil drops Broken arrow with rarity 21/300 in quantity 1Broken arrow1~21/300Not sold0
Broken staff.png: Soil drops Broken staff with rarity 20/300 in quantity 1Broken staff1~20/300Not sold0
Bronze spear.png: Soil drops Bronze spear with rarity 8/300 in quantity 1Bronze spear1~8/30049015
Buttons.png: Soil drops Buttons with rarity 15/300 in quantity 1Buttons1~15/300Not sold0
Ceramic remains.png: Soil drops Ceramic remains with rarity 22/300 in quantity 1Ceramic remains1~22/300Not sold0
Clay.png: Soil drops Clay with rarity 11/300 in quantity 1Clay1~11/3001520
Coins_5.png: Soil drops Coins with rarity 43/300 in quantity 10Coins10~43/3001010
Damaged armour.png: Soil drops Damaged armour with rarity 12/300 in quantity 1Damaged armour1~12/300Not sold0
Iron knife.png: Soil drops Iron knife with rarity 14/300 in quantity 1Iron knife1~14/300291
Leather boots.png: Soil drops Leather boots with rarity 19/300 in quantity 1Leather boots1~19/300393
Needle.png: Soil drops Needle with rarity 21/300 in quantity 1Needle1~21/300360
Old tooth.png: Soil drops Old tooth with rarity 14/300 in quantity 1Old tooth1~14/300Not sold0
Pie dish.png: Soil drops Pie dish with rarity 14/300 in quantity 1Pie dish1~14/300211
  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 is numulite, fossils, and carpal tunnel.

Drop rates estimated based on 1,504 digs from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A~1,336/1,504N/AN/A
Numulite.png: Soil drops Numulite with rarity 168/1,504 in quantity 1Numulite1~168/1,5042130
Unidentified small fossil.png: Soil drops Unidentified small fossil with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Unidentified small fossil1UnknownNot sold60
Unidentified medium fossil.png: Soil drops Unidentified medium fossil with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Unidentified medium fossil1UnknownNot sold120
Unidentified large fossil.png: Soil drops Unidentified large fossil with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Unidentified large fossil1UnknownNot sold180
Unidentified rare fossil.png: Soil drops Unidentified rare fossil with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Unidentified rare fossil1UnknownNot 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.