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Skyrim:Steamscorch Mine

Skyrim: Places: Mines
Steamscorch Mine
(view on map)
# of Zones 1
Respawn Time 10 days
Console Location Code(s)
Special Features
# of Tanning Racks 1
# of Smelters 1
# of Wood Chopping Blocks 1
Ore Veins
# of Malachite 7
The entrance to Steamscorch Mine

Steamscorch Mine is a small malachite mine south of Windhelm. It is located just northeast of the Braidwood Inn in Kynesgrove. Like the Goldenrock Mine at Darkwater Crossing, Steamscorch does not have its own waypoint.

Steamscorch mining camp


Steamscorch Mine Camp
Ganna Uriel
Gemma Uriel
Roggi Knot-Beard* Follower
Stormcloak Guards

* This person only becomes available as a follower after you complete a quest to locate his lost Shield.

Related Quests



North of the inn is a small path which breaks off from the main road to the east and leads up a hill to the entrance of the mine. There is a dragon burial mound (related to the quest A Blade in the Dark) right next to Kynesgrove and dragons can be frequently found flying overhead when heading to the mine. There are no other hostiles in or around the mine, making it a safe place for lower level characters. Kjeld will buy malachite ore from you.

Outside the mine is a smelter, three owned malachite ingots on the end of a cart, and one owned piece of malachite ore on a crate, with a second unowned piece of malachite ore behind another crate further to the west.

Steamscorch Mine Camp

To the north of the inn and west of the entrance to the mine is a camp for the miners. It consists of a central campfire around which are three small tents, each containing an unowned bed roll. North of the fire are two food barrels with a rack holding nine owned salmon. Northeast of the fire is a vegetable patch where ten cabbages, four gourds, six leeks, and eight potatoes grow. There is a tanning rack and a wood chopping block on the fringe of the camp and a grindstone by the northwestern corner of Braidwood Inn. A nightshade plant and a snowberry bush can be found around the camp.

Steamscorch Mine

Steamscorch Mine
Steamscorch Mine
Steamscorch Mine

Inside the mine are seven malachite ore veins (SR-mapicon-Mine green.png) and twenty-one patches of fly amanita. The first two veins are just inside the mine on either side of the main path, with an empty chest on the right of the tunnel; the other five veins are deeper in. The tunnel opens up to a small area with a table at (A), holding a copy of the Enchanting skill book Catalogue of Armor Enchantments, a bottle of wine, and a random healing potion. A pair of random boots can be found lying on the ground by the table. The mine then splits into two parallel tunnels, both of which lead to the area at the end. The left tunnel contains another table with several food barrels and sacks as well as a pair of leather boots, while the right tunnel leads to a side tunnel containing an ore vein. The remaining ore veins are all in the area at the end of the tunnels; two of the veins are on the ground, and two more are accessible by climbing the scaffolding in the area.

The mine is worked by a few NPCs and is often patrolled by Dravynea the Stoneweaver, a Dunmer mage. She resides at the nearby inn and offers a miscellaneous quest to bring her frost salts in return for training in the school of Alteration. Dravynea also states it is her job to keep the mine safe and prevent it from collapsing.


  • Once you have completed the quest to locate Roggi's Ancestral Shield, the next time you visit the mine it will be located at the top of the ramp, against the rear wall of the mine, not marked as owned and therefore free to take.