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I'm on PC, and when I try to mine the stone quarry at the house near Falkreath it won't activate.
Anyone else experiencing problems? Is there a way to fix it? Serana can use the quarry, and Hearthfire is installed.

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    Do you have the Unofficial Hearthfire Patch installed? Nov 12 '13 at 0:41
  • Do you have a pickaxe? You need a pickaxe in your inventory to mine, but NPCs do not. You can also grab a pickaxe and swing at it manually. Manual mining is usually faster, and if you have related perks and shouts, it goes MUCH faster.
    – Nelson
    Jan 29 '16 at 4:09
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Download the Unofficial Hearthfire Patch to fix such problems in Hearthfire like this.

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    – Shaun
    Oct 17 '15 at 18:43
  • @Shaun okay I edited my answer.
    – Jim
    Oct 17 '15 at 18:57
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Here are my suggestions:

  1. Load an older save if possible.
  2. Get a housecarl (only possible if you finished the entrance/cottage part) and you can pay her to buy resources.
  3. There are rarely random quarries in the wilderness (I've only seen one though in Rorrikstead).
  4. Buy another plot of land and use its quarry.
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i had the same problem, so i just did it manually by hitting the quarry with the pickaxe equipped.

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  • That doesn't make sense. If it does, the problem the OP has is that it doesn't work.
    – Joachim
    May 2 '20 at 18:43
  • @Joachim as far as i remember, there are two ways to use the quarries. one is the interact button, the second is manually equipping a pickax and "attacking" it
    – Dragonrage
    May 2 '20 at 19:39
  • @Dragonrage Really?! I've never known. This is awkward :) My apologies, Penelope.
    – Joachim
    May 2 '20 at 20:27
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Here's a few soulutions 1.You may need to update the game 2.try waiting/sleeping 3.load older save 4.it may be out 5.wild guess but maybe stay away from It for a while

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