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


Moonstone ore is used to make Refined Moonstone at a smelter. It is described as a yellow-cream stone. These ores are used in creating and improving Elven items and creating Glass armor and weapons.

Moonstone Ore VeinEdit

Moonstone ore can be extracted from veins by mining with a pickaxe. Each vein has a chance to produce a precious gem.


Moonstone ore can be purchased from Blacksmith merchants or found in the following locations:


Loose oreEdit


Source Weight WeightIcon Gold GoldIcon Ingot Weight WeightIcon Gold GoldIcon
Moonstone Ore (2) 2 60 Refined Moonstone 1 75


  • Moonstone ore is the only one of the ores that has a "carved" appearance, suggesting that it is either quartz-like or stone-like, not being a metal at all.
  • Moonstone is in real life a silicate gemstone of Feldspar variety, which has a similar appearance as it has in Skyrim.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Moonstone Ore (Skyrim)

  • Where to get easy moonstone

    6 messages
    • The easiest way I know of is to get the "More Smeltables" mod, then kill every Thalmor patrol you find and melt their armor down ...
    • wrote:The easiest way I know of is to get the "More Smeltables" mod, then kill every Thalmor patrol you find and m...
  • Moonstone Ore???

    3 messages
    • I did, however find a silver ore not guarded by anything.
    • I also did find a cave bear but he wasn't guarding anything???

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