Geodes were introduced with The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn DLC. They are similar to ore veins and also look like striped rocky areas though they have more of a glowing appearance. They can often be found within mines, but also out in the open. Gems are extracted from geodes using a pickaxe though much more quickly that ore veins (3 strikes with a pick instead of 9). Each vein geode produces gems of the corresponding type with a small chance of a flawless gem. Once a geode has been mined, it becomes depleted and cannot be immediately mined again, however, the ore will eventually respawn though the period is not currently known.