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Malachite Ore

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For other uses, see Malachite.

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


Malachite ore is used to make refined malachite at a smelter. Once turned into Refined Malachite, it is used to create and improve glass armor and glass weapons.

Malachite Ore VeinEdit

Malachite Ore Veins are mined with a pickaxe to obtain Malachite Ore. Each vein, when mined, has a chance to produce a precious gem.


Malachite Ore can be purchased from Blacksmith merchants or manually mined from ore veins. Malachite ore veins are quite rare in Skyrim.


Main article: Smelting
Source Weight WeightIcon Gold GoldIcon Ingot Weight WeightIcon Gold GoldIcon
Malachite Ore (2) 2 60 Refined Malachite 1 100



  • In real life, Malachite comes in both opaque and transparent forms, depending on its molecular composition. The transparent version is visually similar to glass, and is likely where the equipment forged from this material gets its name.
  • It is the only ore in Skyrim, other than Moonstone, that is actually a crystal rather than a metal.


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