Skyrim:Whistling Mine

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Whistling Mine
(view on map)
# of Zones 1
Clearable No
Respawn Time 10 days
Important Treasure
Heavy Armor Forging
Console Location Code(s)
Southeast of Winterhold
North of Stillborn Cave
Special Features
# of Smelters 1
# of Cooking Pots/Spits 1
Ore Veins
# of Iron 2
Whistling Mine

Whistling Mine is a small iron mine southeast of Winterhold with a smelter near the entrance.

Mine Interior

It is situated along the southern path that leads out of Winterhold towards Windhelm, at the base of the mountains.



Related Quests[edit]



There is a smelter just outside and to the right of the entrance, with three pieces of owned iron ore samples on a crate beside it. A Winterhold guard patrols along the road in front of the mine, and there is an animal encounter just north on the road. A path rising to the west starts just south of the mine and leads to Mount Anthor and the Shrine of Azura.

Whistling Mine[edit]

It is one of the smallest mines in Skyrim, only containing two iron ore veins.

Upon entering the mine, the first chamber serves as the camp for the four miners who work here—Thorgar (the mine's owner), Angvid, Badnir, and Gunding. All of them originally began digging the mine because they seemed to think it would make them rich, but Angvid and Badnir seem to have lost their morale, while Thorgar and Gunding still claim the mine will eventually be successful, possibly through discovery of silver or gold ore. Thorgar will buy iron ore.

There is a campfire with a cooking pot on a stand beside it in the center of the room. There are four bed rolls to the east of the campfire and a table with a pickaxe and chairs to the north. To the west of the table are a couple barrels of food, one of which has a copy of the Smithing skill book Heavy Armor Forging, while a coin purse rests on a hay bale nearby. There are several other food sacks and barrels around the room. To the west is an ice tunnel that leads to a second chamber where there is a wooden ramp up to the two ore veins on the north wall.