Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

For other uses, see Quicksilver Ore.

Quicksilver Ore is an ore in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim used for crafting. It has a number of uses once formed into quicksilver ingots.


"Quicksilver ore is rare. Worth digging."

Quicksilver ore is used to make quicksilver ingots at a smelter. Once made into ingots, requiring two ores to make one ingot, it is used to create Elven armor and Elven weapons and to upgrade katanas. With the Dragonborn DLC, quicksilver and steel is used to craft Nordic weapons and Nordic armor.

Quicksilver can be rare and hard to find from shopkeepers and in chests at lower levels. It becomes more frequent as the Dragonborn meets Elven craft-wearers and becomes more proficient in smithing.

There is an ore trader in Dawnstar who will buy quicksilver ore at 25 Gold a piece.

Quicksilver Ore Vein[]

Quicksilver vein

Quicksilver ore veins can be mined with a pickaxe to obtain quicksilver ore. Each vein mined has a chance to produce a precious gem.


Quicksilver Ore can be purchased from Blacksmith merchants or found:


Main article: Smelting
Source Weight WeightIcon.png Gold Gold Ingot Weight WeightIcon.png Gold Gold
Quicksilver Ore (2) 2 50 Quicksilver Ingot 1 60