Skyrim:Left Hand Mine

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Left Hand Mine
(view on map)
# of Zones 1
Clearable No
Respawn Time 10 days
Console Location Code(s)
The Reach
Southeast of Markarth
Special Features
# of Smelters 1
# of Stone QuarriesHF 1
Ore Veins
# of Iron 5
Left Hand Mine

Left Hand Mine is a small iron mine directly southeast of Markarth with a smelter near the entrance. The area near the entrance also has four iron ore samples on a crate.

Skaggi Scar-Face will buy iron ore from you.

Left Hand Mine Residents[edit]

Skaggi's House
Skaggi Scar-Face
Sosia Tremellia
Daighre's House
Torom (dog)
Miner's Barracks
Gat gro-Shargakh *
Pavo Attius *
Reach Hold Guard

* Returns to Kolskeggr Mine after completion of the related quest.

Related Quests[edit]


Before crossing the stone bridge to the mining camp, a Rock Warbler egg is on the ground to the left. Another is across the bridge to the right. The three buildings that make up the Left Hand mining camp continue the Dwemer architecture of nearby Markarth. Daighre's House and Skaggi's House are on the east side of the camp. Across from the houses is the Miner's Barracks. A goat and some chickens are wandering around the camp, and outside the barracks are two chicken eggs. In the beginning, the settlement shelters two refugees from Kolskeggr Mine who were displaced by Forsworn. Talking to them or Skaggi triggers the related quest.

The entry goes down past a small side shaft on the right. A few specimens of white cap, imp stool, and bleeding crown are growing at the mouth of this small shaft. The first of the five iron ore veins is found there. The table ahead holds two pickaxes. Behind the empty barrels to the right of the table, more white cap can be harvested.

A crosscut divides the mine into east and west. The shaft to the west has three pairs of iron boots next to the shelves and three more pickaxes. On the ground is a basket of six Nord mead bottles and a knapsack containing a potion, and a random piece of jewelry. The end of the shaft widens and there are two iron ore veins; one on the west end and one on the east.

To continue to the other end of the crosscut, the shaft to the east has a small table with an iron helmet. Strangely, two red mountain flower plants are growing down here; one on the left side of the shaft and other under the scaffolding ahead. When the shaft opens up, the first iron ore vein is found to the east, just before the scaffolding. There are a number of sacks containing food items in this area. The last vein can be accessed from the platform at the top of the scaffolding. A small table on the platform has some loose gold and a pair of leather boots are by the table. The vein is on the north wall.