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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   100%
(19 Drops)
Potion of Swiftness II   10.0%
Gunpowder   10.0%
Golden Apple   10.0%
Golden Carrot   10.0%
Rusted Iron Sword
(Smite III)
(134 Durability)
Rusted Iron Helmet
(60 Durability)
Rusted Iron Chestplate
(75 Durability)
Rusted Iron Leggings
(75 Durability)
Rusted Iron Boots
(60 Durability)
Diamond Axe
(220 Durability)
(30 Drops)
Potato   20.0%
Rotten Flesh   10.0%
Bandage   10.0%
Glass Bottle   10.0%
Cobweb   10.0%
Bowl   10.0%
Brown Mushroom   10.0%
Red Mushroom   10.0%
Snowball   10.0%
Other Drops
Loot Pool Name Image Drop Rate
(20 Drops)
Bomb   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.