Mines are uncommon places in Oblivion. They are similar to caves but are slightly different and are often smaller. Differences include: ore veins, bandits, goblins and usually have more traps. They are uncommon as there is only about 25 mines in Cyrodiil.
Ore veins are usually found sporadically in some mines. These ore veins are silver and gold ore veins which yield 1–3 silver or gold nuggets when searched. However, they do not re-spawn. Barrels, chests and bags are also common in mines which yield various items.
Bandits or goblins are most common in mines and the Hero can have very lucrative profits off looting their dead bodies.
List of minesEdit
|Abandoned Mine||Nibenay Basin northeast of Lake Canulus||A former Imperial mine, has now become a home to a group of bandits.|
Gold and silver veins.
|Barren Mine||North of Leyawiin||The mine is inhabited by goblins, there is also an Orsimer held captive in a cell.|
|Belletor's Folly||South of Kvatch|
North of Dasek Moor
|The mine has been taken over by bandits and ghosts.||BelletorsFolly|
|Bleak Mine||North of Anvil||The mine belongs to Lord Drad, using Ogres as labor.|
|Collapsed Mine||North of Arrowshaft Cavern||The mine is inhabited by a small group of bandits.||CollapsedMine|
|Crumbling Mine||South east of Chorrol||Bandits have tried to mine into the sewer system of Chorrol, but they have not completed the job.||CrumblingMine|
|Cursed Mine||West of Skingrad||This mine is a bandit lair with a leveled bandit ringleader.|
|Dasek Moor||South of Kvatch||Listed as mine but is a fort ruin with Marauders inside.||DasekMoor|
|Derelict Mine||Northeast of Skingrad||Two goblin clans inhabit this mine, fighting each other as a goblin war is taking place at the time.|
|Deserted Mine||East-northeast of Mackamentain||Bandits and leveled creatures inhabit this mine, with a large number of chests. There is one trap inside.|
|Desolate Mine||Northwest of Cheydinhal||This mine is involved in a Fighters Guild quest, with goblins inhabiting it.|
Gold and silver veins.
|Doomed Mine||Southeast of Cheydinhal||There are lots of traps in this mine, with bandits inhabiting inside.||DoomedMine|
|Echo Mine||Colovian Highlands, west of Valley View Camp||This one-level mine is inhabited by bandits and have two silver veins.|
|Empty Mine||East of Imperial City||A three leveled mine with goblins, both inside and patrolling outside.|
|Exhausted Mine||Northeast of Imperial City||Silver veins||ExhaustedMine|
|Flooded Mine||North of Bravil||FloodedMine|
|Forsaken Mine||Northeast of Imperial City||Silver veins||ForsakenMine|
|Gutted Mine||Southwest of the Shrine of Azura.||Silver veins||GuttedMine|
|Haunted Mine||Northeast of The Drunken Dragon Inn||Silver veins||HauntedMine|
|Infested Mine||North of Varondo||Silver veins.||InfestedMine|
|Pillaged Mine||West of Chorrol||A two leveled mine with Goblins.|
|Plundered Mine||East of Bruma||A two leveled mine with goblins. Here is also the Goblin Totem Staff.|
|Rickety Mine||East of Cheydinhal||Another two leveled mine with bandits and traps.||RicketyMine|
|Shattered Mine||North of Kvatch||Two leveled mine with bandits and some traps.|
|Squandered Mine||South of Cheydinhal||This three leveled mine is inhabited by bandits.|