Excavation Site

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Inside the excavation site

Excavation is a mini-dungeon located in the Sunken Ruin. In this dungeon, players dig up certain items (or mobs), one of which being an Emerald Shard for the Emerald Quest.

Dungeon Information
Coordinates: (543, -1791)
Difficulty: 4/10
Number of Chests: None
Dungeon Type: Mini-Dungeon
Zombie Content: Medium
Parkour Content: None
Puzzle/Trap Content: High
Minimum Players: 1
Other Requirements: Full Durability Iron Shovels (Up to 4)

Emerald Quest
Prismarine crystals.png Emerald Shard
Emerald Geode.png Emerald Geode


Item Drops
Loot Pool Name Image Drop Rate
(1 Drop)
Emerald Shard Prismarine crystals.png 100%
(19 Drops)
Potion of Swiftness II Potion Drink Swiftness.gif 10.0%
Gunpowder Gunpowder.png 10.0%
Golden Apple Gold apple.png 10.0%
Golden Carrot Golden carrot.png 10.0%
Rusted Iron Sword
(Smite III)
(134 Durability)
Enchanted Iron Sword HD.gif 10.0%
Rusted Iron Helmet
(60 Durability)
Iron helmet.png 10.0%
Rusted Iron Chestplate
(75 Durability)
Iron chestplate.png 10.0%
Rusted Iron Leggings
(75 Durability)
Iron leggings.png 10.0%
Rusted Iron Boots
(60 Durability)
Iron boots.png 10.0%
Diamond Axe
(220 Durability)
Diamond axe.png 10.0%
(30 Drops)
Potato Potato.png 20.0%
Rotten Flesh Rotten flesh.png 10.0%
Bandage Paper.png 10.0%
Glass Bottle Empty bottle.png 10.0%
Cobweb Cobweb.png 10.0%
Bowl Bowl.png 10.0%
Brown Mushroom Brown mushroom.png 10.0%
Red Mushroom Red mushroom.png 10.0%
Snowball Snowball.png 10.0%
Other Drops
Loot Pool Name Image Drop Rate
(20 Drops)
Bomb ES bomb.png 100%
(30 Drops)
Zombie ? 70.0%
Zombie Pigman ? 20.0%
Revenant ? 10.0%

Text Walkthrough

Excavation (3/10)

  • Drop your full durability Iron Shovels onto the table next to the entrance, this will turn them into Reinforced Iron Shovels, each of which can be used 25 times.
  • Go down the stairs until patches of brown wool can be seen. Drop your reinforced shovel on the brown wool to begin digging.
  • Be prepared for digging up zombies, pigmen, Revenants, and Forsakens.

Travel Advisory/Warnings

  • The Sunken Ruin is useful as a water refill close to Knoxmoor.