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Iron Ore (Skyrim)

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Iron Ore is a crafting material found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Iron ore is used to make iron ingots at a smelter. It is used in creating and improving iron weapons and armor. Iron ore may be transmuted into silver ore using the Transmute Mineral Ore spell.

Iron Ore VeinsEdit

Iron Ore Veins may be mined with a pickaxe to obtain Iron Ore. Each vein has a chance to produce a precious gem. The veins reset once every 30 in-game days.


Iron Ore may be purchased from blacksmiths, or any merchant that sells miscellaneous goods.

They can also be mined in the following locations:


Source Weight WeightIcon Gold GoldIcon Ingot Weight WeightIcon Gold GoldIcon
Iron Ore 1 2 Iron Ingot
1 7



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  • ore respawn

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    • if you leave 1 ore vein in the mines that you havent mine. You only need to wait 10 days and go back instead of 30 days
    • Soz 4 necro but is what 85.225 said correct? needs testing

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