Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Mine or Yours is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Redbelly Mine has been overrun by Frostbite Spiders. Fortunately, no one has been hurt, but the spiders are keeping the miners from their work, which has stopped the flow of money into Shor's Stone. Filnjar asks the Dragonborn to clear them out.


  1. Clear Redbelly Mine of spiders
  2. Return to Filnjar


"No one's been hurt yet, and they seem to be staying in the mine, but who knows how long that will last? If we can't get back into the mine, our town is sunk."

To start the quest, the Dragonborn must got to Filnjar, a blacksmith at Shor's Stone. He will ask the Dragonborn to clear them out.

Next go to Redbelly Mine, which is in the settlement just west-northwest of Filnjar's House. Inside there will be five frostbite spiders, two of which are the larger and more difficult variant. After clearing the mine the Dragonborn can return to Filnjar and claim the reward of a leveled sum of Gold.


Level Gold
1–9 500
10–19 750
20–29 1000
30–39 1250
40+ 1500


Mine or Yours – FreeformShorsStone01
ID Journal Entry
  • Objective 10: Clear Redbelly Mine of spiders
  • Objective 30: Return to Filnjar
  • Quest complete


  • Despite Filnjar claiming that nobody has been hurt yet by the recent spider infestation, several corpses can be seen when inside the mine.
  • Filnjar says Redbelly is an iron mine when he's questioned about it, however it is actually filled with Ebony Ore veins.


This section contains bugs related to Mine or Yours. 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  ,  NX  /  PS5  ,  XS  , 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   NX   When revisiting the mine after the quest has been completed, the spiders can respawn within. Despite this, the miners will still work during the daytime, resulting in the miners being attacked and possibly killed by the spiders unless the Dragonborn intervenes. Sometimes, upon killing the spiders, the "Return to Filnjar" stage will reactivate, resulting in additional pay.