Every dig location is different and all require different tools. Here is a list of everything you will need even if you don’t need every tool every time.
Where you are digging and what you are looking for will determine what you need to take with you. Are you surface collecting? Digging through the float or deeper? Hard rock mining?
Each of these situations require different tools and approaches so gather as much information as you can before you head out and you will save yourself time and energy. Remember, you will be carrying back more weight than you started with.