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A Wonderful Life Base Dig Site Mine
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Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Remake Mining Guide – Artifacts, Values & Mine Sizes

Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life lets players dig for treasure at the Dig Site. Each time the dig site expands, new items can be found.

Mining has taken on many forms in Story of Seasons games, from simple nodes inside Safari Zone Areas in Story of Seasons 3DS, to the elaborate mines introduced in Pioneers of Olive Town. However, A Wonderful Life revives a particularly peculiar way of digging in the first – the archeological dig site.

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This mine doesn’t hide standard ores or precious metals for crafting. Instead, players will use it to farm archeological discoveries that can be sold to Van twice a season and to look for the Stone Tablets that Carter and Flora are searching for.

** This guide is still in progress and will continue to update as we gather more information**

Below is an outline of all items that can be found at the dig site in A Wonderful Life, how much they are worth, when they unlock, and how to expand the mines in each new chapter.

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What Days The Mine Opens in SoS: A Wonderful Life

Players can enter the Dig Site mining location every day except the 3rd and 8th of each season. This is because the mines close when Van sets up shop in town. Thankfully, this ensures players can do their business with Van and not miss out on precious dig time.

How to Expand the Dig Site Mines in SoS: A Wonderful Life

A Wonderful Life Carter Dig Site
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In order to expand the dig site in each new chapter of A Wonderful Life, players will need to locate the Stone Tablets hidden in the dirt. Thankfully, these don’t take long to dig up if you visit the dig site frequently. I found each one within just a few days of Spring in each chapter.

Below are all the dig site sizes, and the tablets needed to expand them in A Wonderful Life.

ExpansionNumber of TilesStone Tablet In Dig SitesChapter & Date Found
Base Dig Sitex12 tilesStone Tablet CBeginnings, Y1 Spring 6
Expansion 1x24 TilesStone Tablet DBranching, Y2 Spring 4
Expansion 2x48 TilesStone Tablet EBlessings, Y3 Spring 5
Expansion 3x96 TilesStone Tablet FBlooming, Y4 Spring 5
Expansion 4TBDTBDTBD

All Mine Artifacts & Values in SoS: A Wonderful Life Dig Sites

A Wonderful Life Dig Site Expansion 1
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While finding the Stone Tablets is a quick process, the true purpose of digging daily with Carter and Flora is to obtain the artifacts that randomly spawn in the tiles. These valuables are the key to early-game money grinding and allow you to save your early-game crops for hybrid seed making in chapter 2 forward.

Below are the items you can at the dig site in each expansion. It is important to remember that the items from previous expansions are still available in each following expansion, as well as the new items unlocked as the dig site gets bigger.

ItemExpansion RequirementValue
Clay FigureBase Dig Site60G
Old CoinBase Dig Site40G
Moonlight OreBase Dig Site100G
Leaf FossilBase Dig Site50G
Golden ForkBase Dig Site1,000G
Fish FossilExpansion 140G
Sugarstar OreExpansion 1200G
Clay HorseExpansion 1100G
Silver CoinExpansion 180G
Golden CombExpansion 11,500G
Shell FossilExpansion 260G
Magatama StoneExpansion 2200G
Golden FishExpansion 22,000G
Hexagonal OreExpansion 2400G
Golden CoinExpansion 3120G
Marine FossilExpansion 3100G
Strange ObjectExpansion 3300G
Golden CrownExpansion 32,500G

How to Sell Artifacts in SoS: A Wonderful Life

All artifacts players find at the Dig Site in A Wonderful Life can be sold at Van’s Shop twice a season. It is important to note that they cannot be put in the shipping bin. Despite this, it is worth going every day the mines are open, and stockpiling for good profit on shop days.

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