The Elder Scrolls 5 – Skyrim: Faster Mining and Easy Ore
There are a couple of way to maximise the productivity of mining pore in the Elder Scrolls 5 – Skyrim. The first way is instead of mining the way the game tells you to, by pressing A or X, you should equip your pickaxe as you would a sword and you will be able to hit the rock twice as fast. You can even equip two pickaxes at once and duel weild, for even faster mining.
Normally while using your pickaxe to mine for ore, you only get 2 ore and only rarely hidden garnets. To get 3 ore each time with a much higher chance of getting a Garnet you should let your pickaxe hit the section 3 times then stop it, usually X will back you out, when you start mining. You’ll get one ore. This process can be repeated 2 more times for a total of 3 ore instead of the usual 2.