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Redbelly Mine

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For this mine in Online, see Shor's Stone Mine.

Redbelly Mine is a mine found north northwest of Riften, within the settlement of Shor's Stone.


The locals describe Redbelly Mine as an iron mine with a red mist of unknown origin. The mist is noticeable from the bottom of the dig. Even though it is supposed to be an iron mine, the miners have found curious ore identified as quicksilver.


The mine is located just west-northwest of Filnjar's house.

The path from the entrance leads down to the west to a wooden bridge that crosses a large circular pit with several frostbite spiders. Halfway across the bridge is a spur to the right that leads to a dead end. Further along the bridge is another dead end alcove. However, from this end, a ramp leads down to the left (west), guarded by several more spiders. The ramp spirals down along the walls of the pit to the floor, where there are several ebony ore veins.

Notable itemsEdit

  • Ebony ore from three veins. Vein locations are:
    1. Just before the last ramp down to the bottom of the pit, on the floor
    2. Immediately at the bottom of the final ramp on the floor.
    3. On the opposite side of the floor of the mine from the last ramp.


Mine or YoursEdit

The Redbelly Mine has been overrun by Frostbite Spiders. Fortunately, no one has been hurt, but the spiders are keeping the miners from their work and so the flow in the settlement. Filnjar asks the Dragonborn to clear them out.



  • Even though the ore that Filjnar pulled from the mine is seen to be moonstone ore when it is given to Hafjorg, there is no actual moonstone in the mine.
  • Despite the claims of Redbelly being an iron mine, it contains no iron. Only veins of ebony can be found inside.
  • The "red mist" inside the mine may have something to do with the Redwater Spring nearby.


This section contains bugs related to Redbelly Mine. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • Sometimes when entering the mine, the Dragonborn will fall through the floor and die when they hit the bottom of the mine.
  •  360   PS3   Sometimes when receiving the quest, no quest marker appears.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Redbelly Mine

  • Deleting Spiders with Console

    3 messages
    • That would be more of a Creation Kit thing i think and the respawn is apparently fixed by the unofficial patch, if your worried about Sylgja (...
    • Just don't enter the mine while they're inside. wait until dusk and dawn.
  • Wrong Ore

    4 messages
    • It's actually suppose to be iron, but Bethesta screwed up and put in ebony ore.
    • wrote:Do you have the Unofficial Skyrim Patch installed? I've got a feeling that might be the cause. Ah, thanks for explaining

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