But now they mined and they tunnelled and they made huger halls and greater workshops -and in addition I believe they found a good deal of gold and a great many jewels too.

–An Unexpected Party, The Hobbit

The Dwarf miner is a type of Dwarf who carries a pickaxe. They can also be traded with for a sum of shiny coins. They are the rarest type of Dwarves that spawn in the Iron Hills. They trade items like lava buckets and other necessities for mining, as well as common and semi-rare ores and similar items.


Dwarf miners wander around the mines they inhabit much like any other Dwarves. They defend themselves using the pickaxes they carry, and will wander around their mines until they find and seek out negatively aligned foes to attack.


In order to trade with a Dwarf miner, your Durin's Folk alignment must be at least +100. They sell a wide range of ores, and other underground resources such as flint and lava. They are typically very hungry, and will buy various cooked meats from you, as well as bread and mugs of ale and Dwarven ale.

Upon trading with a Dwarf miner, the player earns the achievement "Delving Deep"

Items SoldEdit

Below is a table of values for each item that the player is available to purchase from this NPC. Use this table to find out if your miner is giving you a good deal or not. Each Dwarf Miner will not have every item listed for sale.

Items Sold Price Range Image
2 x Coal 3-5 (3coinI to 5coinI) Coal
4 x Glowstone Dust 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Glowstone Dust
8 x Cobblestone 1-1 (1coinI to 1coinI) Cobblestone
Copper Ore 5-9 (5coinI to 9coinI) CopperOre
Flint 2-3 (2coinI to 3coinI) Flint
Gold ore 17-28 (1coinX7coinI to 2coinX8coinI) GoldOre
Iron ore 6-10 (6coinI to 1coinX) IronOre
Lava Bucket 15-25 (1coinX5coinI to 2coinX5coinI) Lava Bucket
Nitre 5-8 (5coinI to 8coinI) Nitre
Silver Ore 9-15 (9coinI to 1coinX5coinI) SilverOre
8 x Stone 1-1 (1coinI to 1coinI) Stone
Sulfur 5-8 (5coinI to 8coinI) Sulfur
Tin Ore 5-9 (5coinI to 9coinI) TinOre
Diamond 30-50 (3coinX to 5coinX) Diamond
Emerald 19-31 (1coinX9coinI to 3coinX1coinI) Emerald
Sapphire 15-25 (1coinX5coinI to 2coinX5coinI) Sapphire
Ruby 15-25 (1coinX5coinI to 2coinX5coinI) Ruby
Opal 11-19 (1coinX1coinI to 1coinX9coinI) Opal
Amber 11-19 (1coinX1coinI to 1coinX9coinI) Amber
Amethyst 9-15 (9coinI to 1coinX5coinI) Amethyst
Topaz 9-15 (9coinI to 1coinX5coinI) Topaz

Items BoughtEdit

Below is a table of values for each item that the player can sell to this NPC. Use this table to earn more money by only selling when the prices are high. You will not be able to sell every item to every miner as each Dwarven Miner will not want to purchase every item listed below.

Note: When an item says, for example: ‘Dwarven ale (any)’, it indicates that the price is for Dwarven ale of any potency. This can be used to make money more easily by selling these traders low potency ale. For more about potency, see brewing.

Items Bought Price Range Image
Dwarven Pickaxe 8-13 (8coinI to 1coinX3coinI) PickaxeDwarven
Bread 2-3 (2coinI to 3coinI) Bread
Cooked Chicken 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) ChickenCooked
Cooked Fish 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) FishCooked
Cooked Mutton 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) CookedMutton
Cooked Porkchop 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) PorkchopCooked
Cooked Rabbit 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) RabbitCooked
Cooked Venison 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) CookedVenison
Cram 3-5 (3coinI to 5coinI) Cram
Gammon 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Gammon
Steak 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Steak
Ale (Any) 6-10 (6coinI to 1coinX) Ale
Cider (Any) 6-10 (6coinI to 1coinX) Cider
Dwarven Ale (Any) 9-15 (9coinI to 1coinX5coinI) Dwarven Ale
Mead (Any) 6-10 (6coinI to 1coinX) Mead
Perry (Any) 6-10 (6coinI to 1coinX) Perry


Dwarf miners have the same drops as normal Dwarves. In addition, they also have some rare drops: from time to time, a Dwarf miner may drop some blocks of ore, valuable ingots, and, on the rarest occasions, even a nugget of Mithril when killed. They can drop Mithril ingots, but this is very rare.

Speech Bank Edit

These dwarves are experienced workers and have the finest minerals to sell in all of middle earth. So if you're down in the mines and you've slain some Orcs (and have a few coins), they will be happy to trade with you. However if an Orc should wander down into their mine, they will defend it the best they can.


  • Do you have any silver coins, friend?
  • My pockets are overflowing with precious minerals!
  • Ripe meat off the bone! I'd pay a hefty sum of silver for some of that...
  • Have you any ale, Person?
  • Are you willing to trade, Person?
  • I'd pay handsomely for a good drink!
  • By Durin's beard, I'm starving!
  • Desire you to trade, Person?
  • I have many precious minerals to offer you.
  • We Dwarves enjoy a nice cut of juicy meat!
  • By my beard, I get hungry down here in the mines!
  • I'd give all of my gold just for a good old pint of Dwarven ale right now!
  • You're a bit tall for these mines, aren't you, Person?
  • Good day, Person! Or is it night? I'm not sure. I've been in these mines for an eternity! Ha! Ha!
  • Greetings, Person! Do you wish to trade with me? I have many types of metals that will satisfy your desires.
  • By my beard, this is one deep mine.


  • A Dwarf does not just offer to trade his wealth with any stranger who comes along!
  • If you want to trade, Person, you'll need to do some more to prove yourself!
  • The wealth of the Dwarves is surpassed by no other race, Person!
  • You'll need to earn yourself a bit of a reputation before we can trade, Person!
  • These hills are full of riches.
  • We Dwarves don't simply trade with any stranger that passes by!
  • The smith skill of my kin is unmatched!
  • You wish to trade with me? You'll have to prove your standing amongst my kin first!
  • Sorry, Person! I don't trade with strangers.
  • We Dwarves are great miners! Our shafts and holes reach down to the very depths of the Earth!



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Items: Armour (Trimmed, Boar) • EquipmentMarriage Ring
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Structures: HouseMine (Ruined) • SmithyTower (Ruined)

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