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Mining and smelting | Crafting TES V: Skyrim Guide

Mining in Skyrim can be performed only in specific locations and its about obtaining various types of ore - Mining and smelting | Crafting - Crafting - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Mining in Skyrim can be performed only in specific locations and it's about obtaining various types of ore. You must begin by visiting a mine that offers a chance to acquire ore you're interested in (full list of mines can be found below). Once you're inside the mine you must take one of the pickaxes (screen above), open your inventory and set it as an active item (you can also use two pickaxes - one for each hand). Important - Not all mines are safe when you visit them for the first time, so you must be ready to defeat bandits or monsters if the situation demands that.

Once you have at least one pickaxe and youve chosen it as an active weapon you can proceed with the mining and this is achieved by interacting with an ore vein (screen above) thats not used at the moment by anyone else - Mining and smelting | Crafting - Crafting - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Once you have at least one pickaxe and you've chosen it as an active "weapon" you can proceed with the mining and this is achieved by interacting with an ore vein (screen above) that's not used at the moment by anyone else. Approach the vein, press the E key and wait for the process to end to receive one or several pieces of ore (there's also a chance that the main character can uncover a rare jewel while mining).

The table seen below is a list of all locations where you will find mines. The list specifies what type of ore you can get your hands on and it's important if you want to use them later in the game for smithing. Make sure to use the maps from the first chapter of the atlas to find each location (start by finding the sector and then the number on the map).

LOCATION OF THE MINE

TYPE OF ORE FOUND INSIDE THE MINE

Darkwater Crossing (4; 30)

corundum ore

Gloombound Mine (4; 24)

ebony ore

Kolskeggr Mine (6; 13)

gold ore

Dawnstar (2; 06)

iron ore

Markarth (6; 08)

iron ore

Shor's Stone (9; 05)

iron ore

Stonehills (2; 22)

iron ore

Whistling Mine (3; 13)

iron ore

Kynesgrove (4; 19)

malachite ore

Soljund's Sinkhole (6; 23)

moonstone ore

Bilegulch Mine (6; 43)

orichalcum ore

Dushnikh Yal (6; 36)

orichalcum ore

Mor Khazgur (1; 27)

orichalcum ore

Dawnstar (2; 06)

quicksilver ore

Karthwasten (6; 04)

silver ore

Markarth (6; 08)

silver ore

You can convert the ore youve collected in mines to ingots and this is very important if you want to obtain materials needed for smithing - Mining and smelting | Crafting - Crafting - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

You can convert the ore you've collected in mines to ingots and this is very important if you want to obtain materials needed for smithing. Smelters are used for this activity (as the one seen on the screen above) and most of them can be found near the entrances to mines. Check the table located below this text for a complete list of actions you can perform after interacting with a smelter.

NAME OF THE CRAFTED OBJECT

REQUIREMENTS

COMMENTS

Corundum Ingot

2x corundum ore

-

Dwarven Metal Ingot (2)

1x large decorative dwemer strut

This material is found mostly in dwarven (dwemer) ruins.

Dwarven Metal Ingot (3)

1x large dwemer strut

This material is found mostly in dwarven (dwemer) ruins.

Dwarven Metal Ingot (3)

1x large dwemer plate metal

This material is found mostly in dwarven (dwemer) ruins.

Dwarven Metal Ingot (3)

1x bent dwemer scrap metal

This material is found mostly in dwarven (dwemer) ruins.

Dwarven Metal Ingot (3)

1x small dwemer plate metal

This material is found mostly in dwarven (dwemer) ruins.

Dwarven Metal Ingot (5)

1x solid dwemer metal

This material is found mostly in dwarven (dwemer) ruins.

Ebony Ingot

2x ebony ore

-

Gold Ingot

2x gold ore

-

Iron Ingot

1x iron ore

-

Orichalcum ingot

2x orichalcum ore

-

Quicksilver Ingot

2x quicksilver ore

-

Refined Malachite

2x malachite ore

-

Refined Moonstone

2x moonstone ore

-

Silver Ingot

2x silver ore

-

Steel Ingot

1x corundum ore

1x iron ore

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