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Iron ingots can be used in conjunction with other ingots to craft a large variety of items:
- Iron weapons and armor
- Steel weapons and armor
- Dwarven weapons and armor
- Orcish weapons and armor
- Building materials
Mines that have a large number of iron ore veins include:
- There are 5 iron ingots outside Alvor and Sigrid's House in Riverwood. If the Dragonborn sides with Hadvar in the quest Unbound, they can be taken with out any repercussions.
- There are 12 iron ingots in Treva's Watch in Riften. The first 6 are in the escape tunnel and the last 6 are in the bandit chiefs treasure room.
- There are 27 iron ingots located in the Solitude Blacksmith.
- Along with smelting, they can be bought at general goods merchants and blacksmiths. Furthermore, they can be found on enemies as loot.
- 14 Ingots can be found in Fort Dawnguard, near where Gunmar's Forge is, but only if the Dragonborn sides with the Dawnguard in "Bloodline."
- Iron Ore (1)