Elder Scrolls
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For other uses, see Moonstone Ore.

Moonstone Ore is a crafting ore found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. When two moonstone ore are combined in a smelter, a singular refined moonstone is formed which can be used for the smithing of multiple tiers of armor and weapons.


The ore is described as a yellow-cream stone. These ores are used in creating and improving Elven items and creating glass armor and weapons.

Moonstone Ore Vein[]

Moonstone ore can be extracted from veins by mining with a pickaxe. Each vein has a chance to produce a precious gem.


Moonstone ore can be purchased from Blacksmith merchants or found in the following locations:


Loose ore[]


Source Weight WeightIcon.png Gold Gold Ingot Weight WeightIcon.png Gold Gold
Moonstone Ore (2) 2 60 Refined Moonstone 1 75


  • Moonstone ore is the only one of the ores that has a "carved" appearance, suggesting that it is either quartz-like or stone-like, not being a metal at all.
  • Moonstone is in real life a silicate gemstone of feldspar variety, which has a similar appearance as it has in Skyrim.