Gold bar

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A gold bar is a bar of refined gold created through the Smithing skill at level 40 by using a gold ore with a furnace, or by casting the Superheat item spell on gold ore, granting 22.5 Smithing experience per bar. If goldsmith gauntlets are equipped, obtained after completing the Family Crest quest, the experience is boosted to 56.2 per bar. After an update at some point, smelting gold will fill any type of smelting urn (however only the base experience contributes, it does not stack with goldsmithing gauntlets).

Unlike other metal bars, gold bars cannot be made into weapons or armour. Instead, the primary use of gold bars is to create jewellery with the Crafting skill. To craft gold bars into jewellery, players must use a gold bar on a furnace with a proper mould in their inventory or on their tool belt. If players wish to craft jewellery with gems inset, they will need cut gems in their inventory before crafting the jewellery.

Apart from jewellery, gold bars can be used to create gold helmets, which are used in the Between a Rock... quest to access Dondakan's mine, and gold bowls which are used in the Legends' Quest.

Smithing[edit | edit source]

Gold bar.png Gold bar
Smithing level Smithing 40
Used with Furnace
Experience (per bar)
Smithing N/A
Equipment N/A
Experience (per ore)
Smelting 22.5 XP
Equipment 1.755 XP

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Smelting[edit | edit source]

Gold bar.png Gold bar
Smithing-Make-X GE icon.png
22.5 XP-406
Smithing Smithing level40
P2P icon.png Members onlyNo
Gold ore.pngGold ore1177177

Cost analysis[edit | edit source]

A single gold ore is worth 177 coins, while a gold bar is worth 406 coins. Thus, buying a gold ore and smelting it into a gold bar, then selling it, results in a profit of 229 coins. It is common to buy gold ores and smelt it while wearing goldsmith gauntlets as a low cost method of training Smithing. Doing this results in a higher rate of experience than smelting rune bars.

With a necklace mould (F2P) or bracelet mould (P2P) on a player's tool belt, they can smelt gold bars into jewellery, selling it on the Grand Exchange to increase the profit of smelting ores; doing so will yield slower Smithing experience an hour, but provides additional Crafting experience. The table below displays the expected profit from creating gold jewellery:

Item GE value Profit (ore) Profit (bar)
Gold ring.png Gold ring 458 281 52
Gold necklace.png Gold necklace 433 256 27
Gold bracelet.png Gold bracelet 421 244 15
Gold amulet.png Gold amulet 413 236 7
  • A gold bracelet can be sold to Grum's Gold Exchange in Port Sarim for 165 coins each.
  • A Rogue can be found in Varrock which will purchase noted and un-noted golden jewellery from players, after completing the quest Summer's End. To find him, players must enter the Spirit Realm using Jennica's ring via the portal located in the Rogues' Castle courtyard and close the prison doors there; this will open them in the "real" world, allowing the players to access him later in Varrock.

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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Drogo's Mining EmporiumDwarven Mines300Coins 250.pngCoins0F2P icon.png

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceCombat levelQuantityRarityMembers-only
Angry barbarian spirit10614/128P2P icon.png
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1UncommonN/A
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1RareN/A
Berserk barbarian spirit1061UncommonP2P icon.png
Bronze key blackN/A1–3UncommonP2P icon.png
Bronze key brownN/A1–3UncommonP2P icon.png
Bronze key crimsonN/A1–3UncommonP2P icon.png
Bronze key purpleN/A1–3UncommonP2P icon.png
Bronze key redN/A1–3UncommonP2P icon.png
Cave slime2612/128P2P icon.png
Columbarium keyN/A20CommonP2P icon.png
Corrupted lizard10514CommonP2P icon.png
Corrupted scorpion986UncommonP2P icon.png
Customs evidence filesN/A1UncommonN/A
Dried zombie671CommonP2P icon.png
Eclectic implingN/A5UncommonN/A
Elite Black Knight1001–4CommonP2P icon.png
Elite Dark Warrior981UncommonP2P icon.png
Enraged barbarian spirit1061UncommonP2P icon.png
Gnoeals701CommonP2P icon.png
Imp51Very rareP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Minotaur14; 44; 521UncommonF2P icon.png
Mummy (Jaldraocht Pyramid)771UncommonP2P icon.png
Mummy (Ullek)741CommonP2P icon.png
Nechryael9612/128P2P icon.png
Nechryael (elite)1061UncommonP2P icon.png
Otherworldly being631RareP2P icon.png
Pirate impling jarN/A15CommonP2P icon.png
Shade Catacombs/RewardsN/A1–3UncommonN/A
Skeleton brute881CommonP2P icon.png
Skeleton hero741CommonP2P icon.png
Skeleton thug851CommonP2P icon.png
Skeleton warlord911UncommonP2P icon.png
Tyras guard581CommonP2P icon.png
Undead troll77; 81; 86; 951UncommonP2P icon.png
Vyre corpseN/A7–13CommonP2P icon.png

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

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