Lanayru Mine

Lanayru Mine
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Lanayru Mine is a location in the Lanayru Desert region featured in Skyward Sword.[1]

Features and Overview

Fi's Comment:
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Target Lock: Lanayru Mine

A report, Master [Link]. We have arrived at Lanayru Mine.This arid region was transformed into a desert over the course of several hundred years.

The Lanayru Mine is a notable mine where the Ancient Robots would collect their main power source, Timeshift Stones, and then transport them to the Lanayru Mining Facility.[2][3] It is the first area that Link visits while traversing through the Lanayru Desert region. The mine used to be a lush green area, processing a large amount of high quality soil and Timeshift Stones. However, due to the actions of the inhabitants of the region, it slowly began to turn into a desert over the course of hundreds of years. The Lanayru Mine is where Link first activates a Timeshift Crystal, which, upon activation, turns the surrounding area into a past state, replenishing the citizens, objects, and landscape of the affected area. Using the powers of the newly discovered object and the various mine carts scattered around the mine, Link ventures through the mine and reaches the adjacent Lanayru Desert.[4]

Minor Enemies


  • At the mine's entrance, immense rock formations resembling Ancient Robots can be seen in the distance.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ラネール鉱山 (Ranēru Kōzan) Lanayru Mine
Canada Flag.png FrenchCA Mines de Lanelle Lanelle Mines
Italy Flag.png Italian Miniera di Ranel Ranel Mine
CELAC Flag.png SpanishLA Minas de Lanayru Lanayru Mines


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 296
  2. "Where did you come from, dzzzzt? We're here collecting Timeshift Stones and transporting them to Lanayru Mining Facility. Stay away from the blue stones, zrrpt. They're too dangerous for humans!" — Ancient Robot (Skyward Sword)
  3. "The Timeshift Stones power us, as well as the machines we use, vreep! That's why we have to stay hard at work, zoop!" — Ancient Robot (Skyward Sword)
  4. "That's a mine cart for transporting Timeshift Stones, zrrpt. They're not for human use, so get lost, vrrm!" — Ancient Robot (Skyward Sword)

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