How to get quarried stone in Skyrim

How to get quarried stone in Skyrim

How to get quarried stone in Skyrim is a question overlooked by many. Quarried stone is an ore block from Railcraft mod used for the construction of a homestead. It spawns in large deposits near the forest of biomes and was introduced in The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire. This building material, unlike regular stone, is mined using a pickaxe from Stone Quarries found throughout Skyrim. Quarried stone and its variants are primarily used for construction since they’re more durable and blast-proof compared to regular stone. However, it cannot be used in any other functional crafting recipes. This guide will provide you with details on how to get quarried stone in Skyrim.

Where to find quarried stone?

Skyrim players should note that quarried stones only appear after you’ve purchased land for construction. Hence, the first thing that they need to do is buy a plot of land for construction in the game. Do a map search and find a location in the vicinity of a stone quarry. This is very important, especially if you detest mining and would prefer sending your Skyrim companion to fetch the quarried stones. Each site has stone veins capable of building a manor. Stone quarries, also known as stone cores, are usually displayed in a slightly light color. Once you locate a stone core, you can hover over it and press the ‘E’ button. You’ll mine the first batch of quarried stones in the first few strokes.

Quarried stones can be mined in stone quarries spread throughout Skyrim. It is the easiest way to get quarried stones; the only thing you need is a pickaxe and free weight in your inventory.  The stone quarries can yield up to 4000 units of quarried stones before they get depleted. Taking that into consideration, it is impossible to deplete 4000 units of quarried stones in the construction of a homestead. Hence, the units of quarried stones produced by one stone quarry are more than enough building material. Skyrim has at least 48 stone quarries where you can mine quarried stones. The most common ones are listed below:

  • Lakeview Manor
  • Windstad Manor
  • Heljarchen Hall
  • Darkwater Crossing – Located behind the boxes on the rock face near the smelter.
  • Riverwood – Located on one of the rock face behind the Sleeping Giant Inn and another one behind the Faendal’s House.

There are so many locations that I can’t list them all. Be sure to check out other sources using your map or the Skyrim wiki. If you’re planning on building, make sure you construct your homestead near a quarry stone. You can easily locate a quarry stone by looking for a place near your homestead that has a lot of white rocks. Be sure to check out the ground, and there you’ll find a pickaxe. The pickaxe is what you’ll use to mine the quarried stones. Grab the pickaxe and begin mining the quarried stones in that same place. Only 30 pieces of quarried stone are needed to start construction after purchasing your plot of land.

More quarried stones can be obtained at the carpenter’s workbench, chests, and drafting tables. Quarried stones have been spotted near rivers and lakes by some players. Also, try looking for the quarried stones deposits in the mountains near your homestead.

Can you buy quarried stones?

The answer to this question is No. As much as there are many resources sold by merchants, quarried stones are not part of the list of items sold. However, there are ways that players can use their money to avoid the task of mining quarried stones. For example, you can purchase a finished house from a manager in a given location and avoid the hassle of construction. Thereafter, you can reconstruct the building for a certain number of coins. The house manager will be tasked with the job of finding quarried stones, thus taking that particular job from you.


Quarried stones are essential resources used in production and construction. Especially for players that plan to engage in industrial crops and development of estates. Quarried stones are used to construct foundations, walls, and forges. Without this resource, the construction of estates would not be possible. I hope this article has helped you know how to get quarried stone in Skyrim.

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