Gold Ore is the most valuable ore found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The material can be melted in a smelter to form half as many gold ingots, which have additional use.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

It is not possible to make armor or weapons from it, although one can use it to improve the dragon priest mask Konahrik. Its primary use is making expensive jewelry.

Transmute[edit | edit source]

Gold Ores may be transmuted from iron and silver ore using the Transmute Mineral Ore Alteration spell.

Gold Ore Vein[edit | edit source]

Gold Ore Veins are mined with a pickaxe to obtain Gold Ore. Each vein, when mined, has a chance to produce a precious gem, like all other ore veins.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Gold Ore can be purchased from Blacksmith merchants, found as loot, or mined:

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Smelting[edit | edit source]

Source Weight WeightIcon.png Septims Gold Ingot Weight WeightIcon.png Septims Gold
Gold Ore (2) 1 50 Gold Ingot 1 100

Quests[edit | edit source]

Ringmaker[edit | edit source]

Madesi in Riften asks the Dragonborn to bring him one gold ore, along with a mammoth tusk, and two flawless sapphires.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Pavo Attius is a known buyer of gold ore. He will buy any gold ore the Dragonborn currently has, at 50 Gold per piece.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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