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Kolskeggr Mine

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Mine  Kolskeggr Mine
TESV Kolskeggr Mine
Kolskeggr mine map
Hold The Reach
Location East of Markarth
Type Mine
Quests Clear Kolskeggr Mine
Characters Pavo Attius, Gat gro-Shargakh
Enemies Forsworn

Kolskeggr Mine is a mine located in The Reach. The mine is owned by Pavo Attius. Upon first arrival, the mine is under the control of the Forsworn.




  • 4x Gold Ingots. Two of these are in a box in the back of a covered cart, and can be accessed by taking them from the side of the cart (not the front). The other two are located on the table near the Forsworn Briarheart.
  • 3x Gold Ore. Sitting loose on table near a hole in the ground that leads back to mine entrance.
  • Random types of jewels from ore veins.
  • 17x Gold Ore Veins (in order from entrance):
  1. At the first intersection, make a left; at the end of the passageway.
  2. At the end of the opposite passageway.
  3. (next to ore vein two)
  4. (next to ore vein three)
  5. Back to intersection, make a right; in the next large room, make a right; on right across from covered cart.
  6. (next to ore vein five)
  7. (next to ore vein six)
  8. (next to ore vein seven)
  9. (on wall next to ore vein eight)
  10. Retrace steps a bit; go up wooden ramp, make first left; on the ground.
  11. (on wall above ore vein ten)
  12. Retrace a bit; continue up ramp; at the top, on the left wall.
  13. Continue straight up passageway; at the end on the left.
  14. (next to ore vein thirteen)
  15. Retrace a bit; proceed up hill, turn left at the top; on floor to the left.
  16. (on wall across from ore vein fifteen)
  17. Turn around, continue down passageway; on the floor to the right, beneath torch.
  • There is also a smelter outside the mine entrance.


  • If the quest is not completed, the mine is easier to work as neither miners nor Forsworn are present to block the Dragonborn from mining at the various veins once they re-spawn. Completing the quest, however, (and speaking to both Pavo Attius and Gat gro-Shargakh), is one way to gain access to Orc Strongholds.
  •  Kolskeggr Mine can become an invaluable source of Gold Ore, due to a glitch that doesn't allow the mine to be considered "Cleared", allowing the ore to respawn. Due to this, the Forsworn may respawn as well.
  • On very rare occasions, or in some playthroughs, Kolskeggr suffers from a rare glitch where it will never respawn any of its ores or only after an extreme amount of time. The exact cause is unknown and a fix is unknown. Possible cause for this glitch is that if Kolskeggr is the first mine you clear out completely, the glitch may occur, sometimes it may not.
    • A possible fix for this glitch is to exit, fast travel somewhere then fast travel back to the mine. Alternatively, if the vein coloration has returned, exit Kolskeggr mine and wait one hour then re-enter the mine.


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  • Kolskeggr Mine glitch

    24 messages
    • I have t6his bug as well, on PC, veins are recoloured but no option to mine them. Unless you wanna try waiting for weeks, a couple of alternat...
    • turning in the quest (that you probably haven't even accepted) to clear the mine for Pavo (forgot where he is, Google?)  That fixed it for me

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