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Oblivion:Empty Mine

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Empty Mine
(view on map)
# of Zones 3
Goblin Enemies
Console Location Code(s)
EmptyMineExterior, EmptyMine, Emptymine02, Emptymine03
East of the Imperial City
Empty Mine

Empty Mine is a medium-sized mine east of the Imperial City containing goblins. It contains three zones: Empty Mine, Empty Mine Tunnels, and Empty Mine Lair.


  • This mine contains 17 Cairn Bolete plants and 30 Wisp Stalk plants.
  • Contrary to its name, Empty Mine is not empty.


Key to Maps
Map of Empty Mine, Exterior
  • The exterior is located at coordinates: Tamriel 18, 13
  • This location's map marker (M on map) is named Empty Mine (editor name EmptyMineMapMarker). The entrance door is N of the marker, 40 feet away.
  • 0-2 Goblins are near the entrance
  • 1 Wilderness Creature (Plains variety) is near the entrance

Zone 1: Empty MineEdit

Empty Mine

The name of this mine is quite misleading as a huge amount of goblins patrol the narrow tunnels. However, due to the huge amount of minor treasure, exploring the whole cave is worthwhile. Immediately after entering, beware of the Tripwire at F, triggering three Swinging Maces (E). Explore the eastern path at the intersection for a silver vein and a locked chest guarded by two opponents, then return to the intersection and step over the Dead Goblin at G. An iron helmet, shield, and shortsword can be found shortly after passing by the goblin near the skeleton of a fallen explorer. The path to the exit will net you two minor loot chests, five silver veins and five aggressive goblins. Be sure not to miss the chest behind the woodwork in the southern corner of the last room. When all is said and done, locate door C and enter Empty Mine Tunnels.



  • 3 Chests 02 (1 locked)
  • 6 Silver Veins (non-respawning)
  • The other following items will always be found: 1 Iron Helmet, 1 Iron Shield, and 1 Iron Shortsword
  • The following plants will always be found: 2 Wisp Stalk plants


Doors and Gates:


  • 1 Dead Goblin (may carry a lockpick) at location G on map

Zone 2: Empty Mine TunnelsEdit

Empty Mine Tunnels

Empty Mine Tunnels is less linear than the previous zone, but contains much more treasure. When entering from door C, claim the contents from the chest in the first room then backtrack a bit and head north and follow the tunnel until you reach an intersection. Head right, past the two rats in the pen, and open the wood door for a fight against two enemies and a locked chest behind the woodworks. Proceed to the northernmost room and claim the potions from the chest then backtrack to the intersection near the rat pen and head south. Make sure to loot the chest on the east just after passing the intersection. The last room contains three silver veins and two enemies guarding a minor loot chest. Finally, locate door D and enter the third zone, Empty Mine Lair.



Doors and Gates:

  • There are two doors in/out of this zone

Zone 3: Empty Mine LairEdit

Empty Mine Lair

Door D opens up to a large room with several rats crawling around and a giant bonfire in the middle; turn right to loot a chest near the door then jump down to the bonfire and claim some potions from the chest. Climb back up in order to reach a third chest located in the southeastern corner. From this room, two tunnels lead to dead ends. The southern tunnel will net you a silver vein and access to a locked chest guarded by two foes. The western tunnel is well-guarded and leads to three silver veins and three chests, the northernmost locked. When you are done, head back to the large room and return to Empty Mine Tunnels through door D.



Doors and Gates: