Skyrim: Steamscorch Mine
|# of Zones||1|
|Respawn Time||10 days|
|Catalogue of Armor Enchantments|
|Console Location Code(s)|
|# of Tanning Racks||1|
|# of Smelters||1|
|# of Wood Chopping Blocks||1|
|# of Malachite||7|
Steamscorch Mine is a mine in the northeast of Kynesgrove with seven malachite veins, and a smelter near the entrance. It is located on a path north and east of the Braidwood Inn. Like the Goldenrock Mine at Darkwater Crossing, Steamscorch does not have its own waypoint.
|Steamscorch Mine Camp|
* This person only becomes available as a follower after you complete a quest to locate his lost Shield.
† This person only appears if you install the Civil War Champions Creation on a character who has not yet chosen a side in the Civil War. See bugs.
- Battle of the ChampionsCC: A battle between two Civil War champions is about to begin.
- Mine Ore: Get paid to mine ore. (radiant)
North of the inn is a small path passing an encampment that leads up a hill to the entrance of 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.
Inside the mine are seven malachite ore veins () 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.
- If Klija appears at Kynesgrove but you then side with the Legion and kill her during the related quest, this version of her will not be disabled and she will continue to live at the camp.