Skyrim Quarried Stone is a building material that was introduced into the game with the release of the Hearthfire DLC in 2012. It is an essential component for building many of the structures and stations that can be added to your personal homestead.
But like most things in a world this big, finding the material can be a bit tricky. There are no in-game hints guiding you towards it, and there are no consumable maps for resources like for Black Titanium in Fallout 76.
So with this Skyrim Quarried Stone guide, we’ll tell you about all of the sources where you can find this resource.
Skyrim Quarried Stone Guide
Quarried Stone in the game serves no purpose apart from being a component in house building. It cannot be used for any other crafting, and it has virtually no use until you purchase the land for your homestead.
There are a total of three of these plots in the game, each of which can only be unlocked by completing their relevant quests. You also have to talk to the Jarl, whose hold the land is located within, and become Thane before you’re allowed to make the purchase. We’ll briefly go over each of these below:
- Heljarchen Hall – Purchase from the Jarl of The Pale after completing the quests ‘Waking Nightmare’ and ‘Kill the Giant.’
- Lakeview Manor – Purchase from the Jarl of Falkreath Hold after completing the quest ‘Kill the Bandit Leader.’
- Windstad Manor – Purchase from the Jarl of Hjaalmarch after completing the quest ‘Laid to Rest.’
Do not confuse these objectives with the ‘Blood on The Ice’ quest in Skyrim, which is required to unlock the Hjerim house in Windhelm. That is a home that already exists within the base game.
Now that the initial requirements have been established, there are two main ways through which you can get Skyrim Quarried Stone in the game.
How To Purchase Quarried Stone?
Once you have purchased land and built at least a Small House, the option to appoint a steward becomes available. This is a character that can perform a number of tasks for the player and defend the homestead if it comes under attack.
Multiple different NPCs in the world can become stewards.
- Aela the Huntress
- Njada Stonearm
- Brelyna Maryon
- Jordis the Sword-Maiden
- Adelaisa Vendicci
- Annekke Crag-Jumper
- Erik the Slayer
- Ghorbash the Iron Hand
- Roggi Knot-Beard
- Talvas Fathryon
- Uthgerd the Unbroken
Once you’ve recruited any one of these, talk to them and mention that you require supplies for the house. Choose Quarried Stone from the options, and the materials should be delivered to the chest next to the Carpenter’s Workbench.
Deliveries are made in 20 Skyrim Quarried Stone units, which will cost you a total of 100 gold. If you’re short on currency, you can always check out our ‘How To Make Gold With The Transmute Spell‘ guide for ways to make money quickly.
For those who don’t want to waste their hard-earned money, let’s move on to how you can mine this resource by yourself.
How To Find Quarried Stone?
With the release of the Hearthfire DLC, multiple different veins of Skyrim Quarried Stone were added to the world. Unlike regular resource nodes however, these do not run out after a handful of seconds.
Each ‘Stone Quarry,’ as they are known in the game, has a total yield of 4000 units of Quarried Stone.
Three nodes are found at each of the homesteads mentioned above. We will go over the rest of the locations below:
|Battle-Born Farm||This location is found in Whiterun. To find the quarry, search the natural vertical rock formation behind the farm.|
|Bilegulch Mine||The mine is located in the southwest of Fort Sungard in the Falkreath Hold. Look to the left of the entrance.|
|Black-Briar Lodge||You will find the lodge to the east of the city of Riften. Search behind the building across from the guard tower entrance.|
|Darkwater Crossing||A settlement in southern Eastmarch. Look behind the boxes near the smelter.|
|Dawnstar||Capital of The Pale. Search next to smelter near the Iron-Breaker Mine.|
|Dragon Bridge||Village located in the middle of Markarth and Solitude. Look to the left of the Dragon Bridge Lumber Camp.|
|Embershard Mine||Embershard Mine is located in the southwest of Riverwood. Search to the left of the entrance for the Skyrim Quarried Stone vein.|
|Falkreath||The capital of Falkreath Hold. Two veins can be found in the rock surface behind the Barracks buildng.|
|Half-Moon Mill||Lumber mill to the north of Falkreath. Look behind the mass of uncut logs.|
|Hall of the Vigilant||Isolated building in the south of Dawnstar. From the bottom of the path leading to the house, search the area to the right.|
|Hlaalu Farm||A small farm to the east of Windhelm. There is a vein next to the wheat field near the grindstone.|
|Ivarstead||This is a small community to the east of Riverwood. Look for the quarry behind Narfi’s shack.|
|Karthwasten||Small town to the northeast of Markarth. Search behind the miner’s barracks.|
|Katla’s Farm||Stables leading to the city of Solitude. The vein is behind the goat pen.|
|Kynesgrove||Mining settlement in the south of Windhelm. You will find the quarry behind the inn on the left.|
|Markarth||Capital of The Reach. Search directly above the Left Hand Mine for the vein.|
|Morthal||The capital of Hjaalmarch. Look behind the building known as the Guardhouse.|
|Northwind Mine||A mine to the northwest of Riften. You should search the right side of the entrance.|
|Riverwood||Starting village in the south of Whiterun. One vein is in the rock face behind the Sleeping Giant Inn, while a second is behind Faendal’s House.|
|Rorikstead||Village in the far west of Whiterun Hold. A quarry can be found behind the wheat field.|
|Sacellum of Boethiah||Daedric Shrine to the east of Windhelm. While walking up the path to the location, search the area on the left.|
|Shor’s Stone||A small settlement to the north of Riften. Look in the area to the right of the path near Sylgja’s House.|
|Whitewatch Tower||Guard tower to the northeast of Whiterun. Search the area next to the banner on the side of the structure with the roofed tower.|
|Winterhold||Capital of Winterhold. Look behind the Jarl’s home. at the base of the mountain.|
And that about wraps up all of the mining locations for this resource in the game.
This has been eXputer’s Skyrim Quarried Stone guide. While you’re here, why not check out our Skyrim Alchemy Recipes guide as well.