Digsite

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This article is about the location. For the quest, see The Dig Site. For the dungeon, see Digsite Dungeon.
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Digsite
Release date 9 July 2003 (Update)
Kingdom Misthalin
Members area No
Main music Venture
Leader Archaeological expert
Teleportation Digsite pendant
Features
Bank map icon.png None Altar map icon.png 1
Digsite map.png

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. It is visited during several quests:

During the Dig Site quest, players learn that the area was once Senntisten, the capital of the nation of Zaros during the Second Age. During the quest, players find a Zarosian symbol and a 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.

After earning 100 kudos in the Varrock Museum miniquest, players will have future access to an unreleased island north of Morytania. The barge to travel there is currently being built just north of the Digsite. Workers are too busy to talk now.

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.

Digsite items[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Digsite barge
A buried skeleton in the digsite

Players can dig at Digsite during and after the quest. The southern part of the Digsite has several spots available for panning, using a panning tray.

To make use of all dig sites have a rock pick, trowel, specimen jar, and specimen brush in your inventory and wear leather gloves and Leather boots. Searching specimen trays only require a specimen jar and specimen brush and gives 1 mining experience. Sample sites only require a trowel, while Level 1 sites require a trowel and leather gloves and leather boots, and Level 2 sites require a rock pick, leather gloves, and leather boots. Level 3 sites require all equipment, including the specimen jar and brush. Interestingly enough, sample sites are the only site that allow you to have a full inventory while digging, and the privates sites don't require leather gloves and boots. Using the incorrect tool or equipment will prompt a nearby Digsite workman to stop and correct you. Digging with the trowel in the sample site gives 5 mining experience. Digging in Level 1 sites gives 6 mining experience, digging in Level 2 sites and private sites give 7 mining experience, and digging in Level 3 sites give 8 mining experience. Each type of site appears to have a different drop table. It is possible to find nothing.

Training Digsite[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Charcoal.png: Digsite drops Charcoal with rarity Common in quantity 1CharcoalF2P icon.png1Common76827
Coins_1.png: Digsite drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 1CoinsF2P icon.png1Common11
Broken arrow.png: Digsite drops Broken arrow with rarity Common in quantity 1Broken arrow (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Cracked sample.png: Digsite drops Cracked sample with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Cracked sample[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Vase (Digsite).png: Digsite drops Vase (Digsite) with rarity Common in quantity 1Vase (Digsite)[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0

Level 1 Digsite[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Bones.png: Digsite drops Bones with rarity Common in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Common2010
Copper stone spirit.png: Digsite drops Copper stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 1Copper stone spiritF2P icon.png1Common39Not alchemisable
Leather boots.png: Digsite drops Leather boots with rarity Common in quantity 1Leather bootsF2P icon.png1Common[2]1213
Opal.png: Digsite drops Opal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1OpalF2P icon.png1Uncommon12760
Broken glass.png: Digsite drops Broken glass with rarity Common in quantity 1Broken glass[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Buttons.png: Digsite drops Buttons with rarity Common in quantity 1Buttons (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Rotten apple.png: Digsite drops Rotten apple with rarity Common in quantity 1Rotten apple (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Rusty sword.png: Digsite drops Rusty sword with rarity Common in quantity 1Rusty sword (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0

Level 2 Digsite and Private Site[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Bones.png: Digsite drops Bones with rarity Common in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Common2010
Bowl.png: Digsite drops Bowl with rarity Common in quantity 1BowlF2P icon.png1Common1652
Bronze spear.png: Digsite drops Bronze spear with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Bronze spear (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown4,060100
Charcoal.png: Digsite drops Charcoal with rarity Unknown in quantity 1CharcoalF2P icon.png1Unknown76827
Clay.png: Digsite drops Clay with rarity Common in quantity 1ClayF2P icon.png1Common4680
Jug.png: Digsite drops Jug with rarity Unknown in quantity 1JugF2P icon.png1Unknown330
Medium spiky bronze salvage.png: Digsite drops Medium spiky bronze salvage with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Medium spiky bronze salvageF2P icon.png1Unknown10560
Old tooth.png: Digsite drops Old tooth with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Old tooth[3] (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Empty pot.png: Digsite drops Empty pot with rarity Common in quantity 1Empty potF2P icon.png1Common80
Uncut jade.png: Digsite drops Uncut jade with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut jadeF2P icon.png1Uncommon18718
Uncut opal.png: Digsite drops Uncut opal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut opalF2P icon.png1Uncommon11712
Ancient talisman.png: Digsite drops Ancient talisman with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Ancient talisman[4] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken armour.png: Digsite drops Broken armour with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Broken armour (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken glass.png: Digsite drops Broken glass with rarity Common in quantity 1Broken glass[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken staff.png: Digsite drops Broken staff with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Broken staff (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Ceramic remains.png: Digsite drops Ceramic remains with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Ceramic remains[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Damaged armour.png: Digsite drops Damaged armour with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Damaged armour (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Old tooth.png: Digsite drops Old tooth with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Old tooth[5] (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Vase (Digsite).png: Digsite drops Vase (Digsite) with rarity Common in quantity 1Vase (Digsite)[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0

Level 3 Digsite[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Black helm.png: Digsite drops Black helm with rarity Common in quantity 1Black helmF2P icon.png1Common1,852345
Bones.png: Digsite drops Bones with rarity Common in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Common2010
Bowl.png: Digsite drops Bowl with rarity Common in quantity 1BowlF2P icon.png1Common1652
Bronze spear.png: Digsite drops Bronze spear with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Bronze spear (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown4,060100
Charcoal.png: Digsite drops Charcoal with rarity Unknown in quantity 1CharcoalF2P icon.png1Unknown76827
Clay.png: Digsite drops Clay with rarity Common in quantity 1ClayF2P icon.png1Common4680
Coins_5.png: Digsite drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 10CoinsF2P icon.png10Common[2]1010
Iron knife.png: Digsite drops Iron knife with rarity Common in quantity 1Iron knifeF2P icon.png1Common393
Leather boots.png: Digsite drops Leather boots with rarity Common in quantity 1Leather bootsF2P icon.png1Common[2]1213
Jug.png: Digsite drops Jug with rarity Unknown in quantity 1JugF2P icon.png1Unknown330
Medium spiky bronze salvage.png: Digsite drops Medium spiky bronze salvage with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Medium spiky bronze salvageF2P icon.png1Unknown10560
Needle.png: Digsite drops Needle with rarity Common in quantity 1NeedleF2P icon.png1Common350
Old tooth.png: Digsite drops Old tooth with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Old tooth (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Pie dish.png: Digsite drops Pie dish with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Pie dishF2P icon.png1Unknown1241
Empty pot.png: Digsite drops Empty pot with rarity Common in quantity 1Empty potF2P icon.png1Common80
Uncut jade.png: Digsite drops Uncut jade with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut jadeF2P icon.png1Uncommon18718
Uncut opal.png: Digsite drops Uncut opal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut opalF2P icon.png1Uncommon11712
Ancient talisman.png: Digsite drops Ancient talisman with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Ancient talisman[6] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Belt buckle.png: Digsite drops Belt buckle with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Belt buckle[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken arrow.png: Digsite drops Broken arrow with rarity Common in quantity 1Broken arrow (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken armour.png: Digsite drops Broken armour with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Broken armour (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken glass.png: Digsite drops Broken glass with rarity Common in quantity 1Broken glass[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken staff.png: Digsite drops Broken staff with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Broken staff (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Buttons.png: Digsite drops Buttons with rarity Common in quantity 1Buttons (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Ceramic remains.png: Digsite drops Ceramic remains with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Ceramic remains[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Damaged armour.png: Digsite drops Damaged armour with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Damaged armour (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Old tooth.png: Digsite drops Old tooth with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Old tooth (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Vase (Digsite).png: Digsite drops Vase (Digsite) with rarity Common in quantity 1Vase (Digsite)[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Useless
  2. ^ a b c Very common
  3. ^ Can be used after completion of Fairy Tale III - Battle at Orks Rift along with a Suqah tooth, Kebbit teeth, Human tooth and Monkey dentures in order to get the Tooth Fairy's pet
  4. ^ During The Dig Site quest
  5. ^ Can be used after completion of Fairy Tale III - Battle at Orks Rift along with a Suqah tooth, Kebbit teeth, Human tooth and Monkey dentures in order to get the Tooth Fairy's pet
  6. ^ During The Dig Site quest

Panning[edit | edit source]

Players can also pan at the south-east part of digsite with panning tray. They may get these items when panning:

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_1.png: Digsite drops Coins with rarity Unknown in quantity unknownCoinsF2P icon.pngUnknownUnknown11
Opal.png: Digsite drops Opal with rarity Unknown in quantity 1OpalF2P icon.png1Unknown12760
Jade.png: Digsite drops Jade with rarity Unknown in quantity 1JadeF2P icon.png1Unknown23390
Nuggets.png: Digsite drops Nuggets with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Nuggets[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Oyster.png: Digsite drops Oyster with rarity Unknown in quantity 1OysterF2P icon.png1Unknown3,387120
Special cup.png: Digsite drops Special cup with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Special cup[2] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
  1. ^ Three nuggets can be traded to the archaeological expert for one gold ore
  2. ^ During The Dig Site quest

Specimen tray[edit | edit source]

In the south-east section of the digsite it is also possible to search the specimen tray with a specimen jar in the inventory. Doing so will have the player obtain the following:

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_1.png: Digsite drops Coins with rarity Unknown in quantity 1CoinsF2P icon.png1Unknown11
Iron dagger.png: Digsite drops Iron dagger with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Iron daggerF2P icon.png1Unknown739150
Bones.png: Digsite drops Bones with rarity Unknown in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Unknown2010
Charcoal.png: Digsite drops Charcoal with rarity Unknown in quantity 1CharcoalF2P icon.png1Unknown76827
Broken glass.png: Digsite drops Broken glass with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Broken glass (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Ceramic remains.png: Digsite drops Ceramic remains with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Ceramic remains (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Cracked sample.png: Digsite drops Cracked sample with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Cracked sample (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken arrow.png: Digsite drops Broken arrow with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Broken arrow (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

The stuck-tight barrel

There is a barrel that can be opened near the tents in the south-east corner of the digsite.

When examined, the caption reads "a sealed barrel with a warning sign on it." When attempting to open it, you are told that the "lid is shut tight" and that you'll "have to find something to lever it off.". You are then presented with the choice of using a hammer, a knife or a chisel, but none of these options are appropriate to open it.

By using an iron dagger found in the nearby specimen tray, you are told that the dagger's blade might break, and that you need something stronger.

The barrel is part of the quest The Dig Site.

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress - not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 11 March 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed a force walk tile near Digsite.
  • patch 26 November 2018 (Update):
    • Fixed some graphical issues near the Digsite.