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Quicksilver Ore (Skyrim)

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"Quicksilver ore is rare. Worth digging"

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


Quicksilver ore is used to make Quicksilver Ingots at a smelter. Once made into ingots, requiring 2 Ores to make 1 ingot, it is used to create Elven armor and Elven weapons. With the Dragonborn DLC, it's also used for making Nordic Weapons and Nordic armor.

Quicksilver can be rare and hard to find from shopkeepers, in nature, and when just starting out. It becomes more frequent as the Dragonborn meets Elven craft-wearers and becomes more proficient in smithing.

There is an ore trader in Dawnstar who will buy Quicksilver Ore at 25 GoldIcon a piece.

Quicksilver Ore VeinEdit


Quicksilver vein

Quicksilver ore veins can be mined with a pickaxe to obtain quicksilver ore. Each vein mined has a chance to produce a precious gem.


Quicksilver Ore can be purchased from Blacksmith merchants or found:


Main article: Smelting
Source Weight WeightIcon Gold GoldIcon Ingot Weight WeightIcon Gold GoldIcon
Quicksilver Ore (2) 2 50 Quicksilver Ingot 1 60


  • Quicksilver is an archaic name for mercury, due to it being liquid at room temperature and its liquid viscosity.
  • Quicksilver ingots are also used to upgrade katanas (ex. Dragonbane, Bolar's Oathblade, etc.).


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