- Main article: Mining
- Find a pickaxe
- Mine ore
- Sell ore to buyers
A citizen may give a suggestion of the radiant quest through dialogue, such as:
"Are you looking for work? The mines are nearby. You bring me ore, I'll give you coin."
Regardless of whether prompted, approaching an ore vein with a pickaxe in your inventory and pressing the "Activate" button initiates mining. Ore or a gem will be awarded every few swings of the Dragonborn's mining animation until the vein is depleted or the player cancels the action. Mining can also be done in a faster, safer method by attacking an ore vein with a pickaxe, which will not require any animation to be canceled should the player need to. The ore can be sold to the quest giver, although they will only accept the type of ore found in the nearest mine. Merchants also accept ore for a lesser price along with the gems found in the veins.
Quest locations and quest givers
|Quest giver||Quest giver's location||Buys|
|Beitild||Iron-Breaker Mine (Dawnstar)||Iron Ore|
|Dushnamub||Gloombound Mine (Eastmarch)||Ebony Ore|
|Gestur Rockbreaker||Rockwallow Mine (Hjaalmarch)||Iron Ore|
|Gharol||Dushnikh Mine (The Reach)||Orichalcum Ore|
|Grogmar gro-Burzag||Redbelly Mine (The Rift)||Iron Ore|
|Kjeld||Steamscorch Mine (Eastmarch)||Malachite Ore|
|Leigelf||Quicksilver Mine (Dawnstar)||Quicksilver Ore|
|Pavo Attius 1||Kolskeggr Mine (The Reach)||Gold Ore|
|Perth 2||Soljund's Sinkhole (The Reach)||Moonstone Ore|
|Shuftharz||Mor Khazgur Mine (The Reach)||Orichalcum Ore|
|Skaggi Scar-Face||Left Hand Mine (The Reach)||Iron Ore|
|Thorgar||Whistling Mine (Winterhold)||Iron Ore|
|Verner Rock-Chucker||Goldenrock Mine (Eastmarch)||Corundum Ore|
1 Will only buy ore if assisted.
- This quest counts toward the favors for citizens, which are required to become Thane in Holds.
- This quest does not have any stages or objectives.
Chop wood, mine ore, and cook food