Varrock Dig Site

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

Varrock Dig Site 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, including The Dig Site, The Golem, Desert Treasure, The Temple at Senntisten, Ritual of the Mahjarrat, A Soul's Bane, and Children of Mah.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

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 Dig Site. When the island of Anachronia was found, Mr. Mordaut was made overseer of building the barge during the Breaking the Storm event, and many adventurers were recruited to help build the boat.

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

Dig Site items[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Dig Site barge
A buried skeleton in the Dig Site

Players can dig at Dig Site during and after the quest. The southern part of the Dig Site 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. 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 Level 2 sites require a rock pick. 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. Using the incorrect tool or equipment will prompt a nearby Dig Site 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 Dig Site[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Charcoal.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Charcoal with rarity Common in quantity 1CharcoalF2P icon.png1Common32827
Coins_1.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 1CoinsF2P icon.png1Common11
Broken arrow.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Broken arrow with rarity Common in quantity 1Broken arrow (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Cracked sample.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Cracked sample with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Cracked sample[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Vase (Dig Site).png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Vase (Dig Site) with rarity Common in quantity 1Vase (Dig Site)[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0

Level 1 Dig Site[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Bones.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Bones with rarity Common in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Common1600
Copper stone spirit.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Copper stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 1Copper stone spiritF2P icon.png1Common91Not alchemisable
Leather boots.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Leather boots with rarity Common in quantity 1Leather bootsF2P icon.png1Common[2]2403
Opal.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Opal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1OpalF2P icon.png1Uncommon13960
Broken glass.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Broken glass with rarity Common in quantity 1Broken glass[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Buttons.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Buttons with rarity Common in quantity 1Buttons (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Rotten apple.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Rotten apple with rarity Common in quantity 1Rotten apple (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Rusty sword.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Rusty sword with rarity Common in quantity 1Rusty sword (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Old tooth.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Old tooth with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Old tooth[3] (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon0High Level Alchemy icon.png0

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

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Bones.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Bones with rarity Common in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Common1600
Bowl.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Bowl with rarity Common in quantity 1BowlF2P icon.png1Common1382
Bronze spear.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Bronze spear with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Bronze spear (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown7,334100
Charcoal.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Charcoal with rarity Unknown in quantity 1CharcoalF2P icon.png1Unknown32827
Clay.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Clay with rarity Common in quantity 1ClayF2P icon.png1Common4540
Jug.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Jug with rarity Unknown in quantity 1JugF2P icon.png1Unknown380
Medium spiky bronze salvage.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Medium spiky bronze salvage with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Medium spiky bronze salvageF2P icon.png1Unknown14760
Empty pot.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Empty pot with rarity Common in quantity 1Empty potF2P icon.png1Common160
Uncut jade.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Uncut jade with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut jadeF2P icon.png1Uncommon43218
Uncut opal.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Uncut opal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut opalF2P icon.png1Uncommon13812
Ancient talisman.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Ancient talisman with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Ancient talisman[4] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken armour.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Broken armour with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Broken armour (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken glass.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Broken glass with rarity Common in quantity 1Broken glass[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken staff.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Broken staff with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Broken staff (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Ceramic remains.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Ceramic remains with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Ceramic remains[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Damaged armour.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Damaged armour with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Damaged armour (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Vase (Dig Site).png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Vase (Dig Site) with rarity Common in quantity 1Vase (Dig Site)[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0

Level 3 Dig Site[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Black helm.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Black helm with rarity Common in quantity 1Black helmF2P icon.png1Common2,326345
Bones.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Bones with rarity Common in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Common1600
Bowl.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Bowl with rarity Common in quantity 1BowlF2P icon.png1Common1382
Charcoal.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Charcoal with rarity Unknown in quantity 1CharcoalF2P icon.png1Unknown32827
Clay.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Clay with rarity Common in quantity 1ClayF2P icon.png1Common4540
Coins_5.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 10CoinsF2P icon.png10Common[2]1010
Iron knife.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Iron knife with rarity Common in quantity 1Iron knifeF2P icon.png1Common493
Leather boots.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Leather boots with rarity Common in quantity 1Leather bootsF2P icon.png1Common[2]2403
Jug.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Jug with rarity Unknown in quantity 1JugF2P icon.png1Unknown380
Medium spiky bronze salvage.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Medium spiky bronze salvage with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Medium spiky bronze salvageF2P icon.png1Unknown14760
Needle.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Needle with rarity Common in quantity 1NeedleF2P icon.png1Common390
Pie dish.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Pie dish with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Pie dishF2P icon.png1Unknown2111
Empty pot.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Empty pot with rarity Common in quantity 1Empty potF2P icon.png1Common160
Uncut jade.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Uncut jade with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut jadeF2P icon.png1Uncommon43218
Uncut opal.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Uncut opal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut opalF2P icon.png1Uncommon13812
Ancient talisman.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Ancient talisman with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Ancient talisman[5] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Belt buckle.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Belt buckle with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Belt buckle[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken arrow.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Broken arrow with rarity Common in quantity 1Broken arrow (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken armour.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Broken armour with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Broken armour (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken glass.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Broken glass with rarity Common in quantity 1Broken glass[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken staff.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Broken staff with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Broken staff (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Buttons.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Buttons with rarity Common in quantity 1Buttons (m)P2P icon.png1Common0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Ceramic remains.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Ceramic remains with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Ceramic remains[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Damaged armour.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Damaged armour with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Damaged armour (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Vase (Dig Site).png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Vase (Dig Site) with rarity Common in quantity 1Vase (Dig Site)[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 A Fairy Tale III - Battle at Ork's 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. ^ During The Dig Site quest

Panning[edit | edit source]

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

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_1.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Coins with rarity Unknown in quantity unknownCoinsF2P icon.pngUnknownUnknown11
Opal.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Opal with rarity Unknown in quantity 1OpalF2P icon.png1Unknown13960
Jade.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Jade with rarity Unknown in quantity 1JadeF2P icon.png1Unknown51190
Nuggets.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Nuggets with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Nuggets[1] (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Oyster.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Oyster with rarity Unknown in quantity 1OysterF2P icon.png1Unknown3,930120
Special cup.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site 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 Dig Site 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: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Coins with rarity Unknown in quantity 1CoinsF2P icon.png1Unknown11
Iron dagger.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Iron dagger with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Iron daggerF2P icon.png1Unknown1,054150
Bones.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Bones with rarity Unknown in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Unknown1600
Charcoal.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Charcoal with rarity Unknown in quantity 1CharcoalF2P icon.png1Unknown32827
Broken glass.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Broken glass with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Broken glass (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Ceramic remains.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Ceramic remains with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Ceramic remains (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Cracked sample.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Cracked sample with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Cracked sample (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Broken arrow.png: RS3 Varrock Dig Site drops Broken arrow with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Broken arrow (m)P2P icon.png1Unknown0High Level Alchemy icon.png0

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 10 June 2019 (Update):.
    • An issue with free-to-play players gaining members-only items at The Digsite has been fixed.
  • patch 28 May 2019 (Update):.
    • Added examines to the newly reworked digsite area so that the world feels more lively.
  • patch 20 May 2019 (Update):
    • The Dig Site has been graphically updated.
    • The player character will no longer sink into the ground around the site.
    • The winches on the surface now properly match up with the relative positions of the caves below.
    • There is now a tool cupboard in the exam centre to replace any tools students or workmen might have misplaced.
  • patch 11 March 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed a force walk tile near Digsite.
  • patch 26 November 2018 (Update):
    • Fixed some graphical issues near the Digsite.
  • patch 21 May 2018 (Update):
    • Fixed some map height issues to the east of digsite.
  • patch 22 January 2018 (Update):
    • A section of the cliff north of the Dig site is no longer untextured.
    • Players can no longer walk inside one of the pillars in the underground digsite area.
  • patch 2 April 2012 (Update):
    • It is now possible to ignite explosive bricks in The Dig Site quest.
  • patch 15 February 2011 (Update):
    • Some floating rocks near a winch have been removed.