Copper ore

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"Copper" redirects here. For the rock that copper ore is mined from, see Copper rock.
Copper ore detail.png

Copper ore is an ore which can be smelted in a furnace along with a piece of tin ore to create a bronze bar. Copper ore, along with tin ore, are the first ores a player can mine using the Mining skill, and requires level 1 Mining.

Copper rocks can be found in various mines across RuneScape.

With a Divination level of at least 17, 3 copper ore or tin ore may be transmuted into 1 iron ore. This costs 2 flickering energy and yields 3.7 Divination experience.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Copper ore.png Copper ore
Mining levelMining-icon.png 1Critical Hit Chance
SourceCopper rock20%30%
CoreYes check.svgMining-icon.png 2Mining-icon.png 8
Stone SpiritCopper stone spirit.png CopperRockertunity Multiplier
GeodeSedimentary geode.png Sedimentaryx5x6
Rock statsMining-icon.png 6-
Durability40Double Ore Chance
Multiplier0.66Mining-icon.png 4Mining-icon.png 5
Base Ore1Geode Chance
Varrock armour 1.pngVarrock armour 2.pngVarrock armour 3.pngVarrock armour 4.png10%15%
Yes check.svgYes check.svgYes check.svgYes check.svg--

Mine locations[edit | edit source]

Smithing[edit | edit source]

A player can smelt copper ore into a bronze bar through the Smithing skill by using it on a furnace along with a tin ore, granting 1 Smithing experience; this requires level 1 Smithing. Bronze bars can then be used on anvils to create bronze items, though some things may need more than 1 bar, such as a bronze battleaxe.

Beginners sometimes mistake copper ore as the unrefined form of a "copper bar"; this is not true.

Transmutation[edit | edit source]

Divination Level Initial resource Energy Result DivinationXP Profit/loss
17 3 Copper ore.pngCopper ore 2 Flickering energy 1.pngFlickering energy 1 Iron ore.pngIron ore 3.7 -372

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceCombat levelQuantityRarityMembers
Falador resource bundleN/A1unknownF2P icon.png
Lumbridge guard (historical)81UncommonF2P icon.png
New Varrock guard captain1041CommonP2P icon.png
Zombie (New Varrock)114/128P2P icon.png
Zombie (New Varrock)11UnknownP2P icon.png

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

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