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A Smelter
A Smelting Pot (left)

Skyrim provides the ability to smelt ores that you have mined, transforming ores into ingots. Smelting is done in a smelter, which is typically in the shape of a very large, dome-shaped oven (see picture at right). 22 smelters in total are found in Skyrim, all of which are shown on (map), as well as 5 smelters found on SolstheimDB. There is also a category listing these locations. If you have Hearthfire installed, it is also possible to construct additional smelters at any homes you have built. You can place one outside and one in the cellar, if it has been constructed.

The Myrwatch, Bloodchill Manor and Shadowfoot Sanctum Creations add a smelting pot, which is stirred like a cooking pot but is in fact a smelter.

Smelter Locations[edit]

Hold Location Description
Eastmarch Goldenrock Mine The mine is located in Darkwater Crossing; the smelter is at the entrance to the mine
Gloombound Mine Near the entrance on the outside
Steamscorch Mine The mine is located in Kynesgrove; the smelter is at the entrance to the mine
Windhelm Outside the Blacksmith Quarters
Falkreath Hold Bilegulch Mine To the right of the mine entrance
Haafingar Broken Oar Grotto At the very end of the caves with a workbench and forge
Hjaalmarch Stonehills To the left of the mine entrance
MyrwatchCC Myrwatch Gallery
The Pale Iron-Breaker Mine Both mines are located next to Dawnstar, and each has a smelter outside the entrance
Quicksilver Mine
The Reach Cidhna Mine Outside the entrance to the mine, in Markarth
Dushnikh Yal Southwest of the forge
HendraheimCC At the exterior crafting area
Karthwasten There are two smelters to the north of the town
Kolskeggr Mine To the right of the mine entrance
Left Hand Mine To the right of the mine entrance
Mor Khazgur Mine Outside the entrance to the mine
Soljund's Sinkhole Directly across from the mine entrance, next to the Miner's House
The Rift Northwind Summit Between two out-buildings to the right of the wall with the Word of Power
Shor's Stone Outside the entrance to Redbelly Mine, near Filnjar's House
Fort Dawnguard East side of fort interior
Shadowfoot SanctumCC Smelting pot at entrance
SolstheimDB Damphall Mine
Glover Mallory's House Next to Glover Mallory's stand in the market, where he runs his blacksmithing shop during the day
Raven Rock Mine To the right of the mine entrance
Severin Manor In the blacksmith workshop near the bottom of the stairs; it's on the right if you've just come down the stairs
Skaal Village
Winterhold Bloodchill CavernCC Smelting pot in a room to the left
Fort Fellhammer To the left of the entrance
Whistling Mine To the right of the mine entrance
Whiterun Hold Whiterun Outside Warmaiden's
Goldenhills PlantationCC At the exterior crafting area, after constructing the blacksmithing workshop
Tundra HomesteadCC At the exterior crafting area, towards the White River


Ingots (bars) of materials are made using single, or combinations of ores at the smelter.

Used Weight Value Created Weight Value Delta Weight Delta Value
SR-icon-ore-Corundum Ore.png Corundum Ore × 2 1 20 SR-icon-ingot-Corundum Ingot.png Corundum Ingot × 1 1 40 -1 0
SR-icon-ore-Ebony Ore.png Ebony Ore × 2 1 60 SR-icon-ingot-Ebony Ingot.png Ebony Ingot × 1 1 150 -1 30
SR-icon-ore-Gold Ore.png Gold Ore × 2 1 50 SR-icon-ingot-Gold Ingot.png Gold Ingot × 1 1 100 -1 0
SR-icon-ore-Iron Ore.png Iron Ore × 1 1 2 SR-icon-ingot-Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot × 1 1 7 0 5
SR-icon-ore-Madness.png Madness OreCC × 2 1 110 SR-icon-ingot-Madness Ingot.png Madness IngotCC × 1 1 150 -1 -70
SR-icon-ore-Orichalcum Ore.png Orichalcum Ore × 2 1 20 SR-icon-ingot-Orichalcum Ingot.png Orichalcum Ingot × 1 1 45 -1 5
SR-icon-ore-Quicksilver Ore.png Quicksilver Ore × 2 1 25 SR-icon-ingot-Quicksilver Ingot.png Quicksilver Ingot × 1 1 60 -1 10
SR-icon-ore-Amber.png AmberCC × 2 1 75 SR-icon-ingot-Refined Amber.png Refined AmberCC × 1 1 150 -1 0
SR-icon-ore-Malachite Ore.png Malachite Ore × 2 1 30 SR-icon-ingot-Refined Malachite.png Refined Malachite × 1 1 100 -1 40
SR-icon-ore-Moonstone Ore.png Moonstone Ore × 2 1 30 SR-icon-ingot-Refined Moonstone.png Refined Moonstone × 1 1 75 -1 15
SR-icon-ore-Silver Ore.png Silver Ore × 2 1 25 SR-icon-ingot-Silver Ingot.png Silver Ingot × 1 1 50 -1 0
SR-icon-ore-Corundum Ore.png
SR-icon-ore-Iron Ore.png
Corundum Ore × 1
Iron Ore × 1
SR-icon-ingot-Steel Ingot.png Steel Ingot × 1 1 20 -1 -2

Dwarven Metal Ingots[edit]

Dwarven metal ingots are not crafted from any known ores or ingots. Instead, they are made from melted down dwemer metal scraps found in most Dwarven Ruins. The scraps yield different numbers of ingots, as listed in the following table. For more information, see Dwarven Metal Ingot. Confusingly enough, regular Dwemer Scrap Metal cannot be smelted at all.

Used Weight Value Created SR-icon-ingot-Dwarven Metal Ingot.png Weight Value Delta Weight Delta Value Ratio (Ingots / Weight)
SR-icon-misc-SmallDwemerPlateMetal.png Small Dwemer Plate Metal × 1 2 15 Dwarven Metal Ingot × 3 1 30 1 75 1.5
SR-icon-misc-LargeDecorativeDwemerStrut.png Large Decorative Dwemer Strut × 1 15 10 Dwarven Metal Ingot × 2 1 30 -13 50 0.13
SR-icon-misc-BentDwemerScrapMetal.png Bent Dwemer Scrap Metal × 1 2 15 Dwarven Metal Ingot × 3 1 30 1 75 1.5
SR-icon-misc-LargeDwemerPlateMetal.png Large Dwemer Plate Metal × 1 2 15 Dwarven Metal Ingot × 3 1 30 1 75 1.5
SR-icon-misc-SolidDwemerMetal.png Solid Dwemer Metal × 1 25 25 Dwarven Metal Ingot × 5 1 30 -20 125 0.20
SR-icon-misc-LargeDwemerStrut.png Large Dwemer Strut × 1 20 15 Dwarven Metal Ingot × 3 1 30 -17 75 0.15


  • NPC's can be seen shoveling coals into the smelter and pouring the liquid into a mold, though if you use the smelter, only the shoveling animation is seen.
  • Unlike other ores, StalhrimDB doesn't need to be smelted and is used in the state from which it is mined.


  • Occasionally, when you activate the Smelter, the animation will not start and you will not enter third-person view if you were in first-person view. When this happens, you will instantly crash upon smelting anything. The workaround is to exit the smelting interface, wait a few seconds, and then try again. ?