The Dig Site/Quick guide

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This quick guide has an in-depth guide here.
It contains a more detailed description of dialogue, cutscenes, and storyline.

Details[edit | edit source]

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Starting out[edit | edit source]

  • Go to the Exam Centre.
  • Ask an examiner about an exam. (Chat 1)
  • Go to the Varrock museum and talk to Curator Haig Halen.
  • Go back to the Exam Centre and talk to an examiner. The chat options do not matter; you will fail the exam regardless.

Lost and found[edit | edit source]

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  • Search the bushes on the map at (2.) until you find a teddy bear.
  • Take the panning tray at (4).
  • Talk to the panning guide and give him a cup of tea.
  • Pan the water at (5) until you find a Special cup (browse through dialog if stopped - referred to as "Shiny Cup" in dialogue). If you need an opal continue panning until you get one.
  • Steal from the workman at (3), until you get an animal skull and specimen brush.
  • Talk to the student in purple clothes a small ways north of (6).
  • Talk to her again to give her Teddy.
  • Run east, talk to the student in an orange shirt.
  • Talk to him again to give him the Special cup.
  • Run south, talk to the student in a green shirt.
  • Talk to him again to give him the Animal skull.

Exams[edit | edit source]

  • Return to an examiner. (Chat 1132)
  • Talk to all 3 students again.
  • Return to an examiner. (Chat 1312)
  • Talk to all 3 students - the female student will demand an opal. You can obtain this by panning. Talk to her three times.
  • Return to an examiner. (Chat 1113)

Helping the expert[edit | edit source]

  • Search the cupboards on the south and north wall of the west room in the exam centre to get a specimen jar, and Rock pick.
  • Return to the digsite at (3).
  • If you haven't already, steal a specimen brush from the Digsite workman.
  • Use the trowel on the soil while wearing leather gloves and boots at the far North-Eastern soil patch (with the dragon bones in it) until you find the talisman.
    • Note: This step can take several minutes depending upon luck.
  • Talk to the archaeological expert in the exam centre.
  • Use the invitation on any Digsite workman. (Not the Dig Site workman beside the western winch)
  • Use a rope on the western winch, climb down. (7)
  • Pick up an arcenia root, search the rocks (brick) to the east, then climb back up.
  • Walk to the other winch northeast, use the rope on the winch, climb down.
  • Talk to Doug Deeping about the rocks. (Chat 4) Climb up the rope.

Explosives expert[edit | edit source]

  • Walk to the tent to the south (4 on the map), unlock chest with Chest Key and search to obtain chemical powder
  • Use the trowel on the closed barrel to the west of the tent.
  • Use a vial on the barrel to get an unidentified liquid.
  • If you don't have charcoal, search the tray a few steps north.
  • Grind the charcoal with your pestle and mortar.
  • Return to the exam centre and use the chemical powder and the unidentified liquid (make sure you right-click the liquid otherwise you'll empty it) on the archaeological expert.
  • Mix the nitroglycerin and ammonium nitrate together, then ground charcoal then arcenia root.
  • Climb down the western winch.
  • Use the compound on the bricks (not the rocks).
  • Use your tinderbox on the bricks.
  • Enter the large chamber, take the stone tablet.

Finishing up[edit | edit source]

  • Use the tablet on the archaeological expert.

Quest complete!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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