Iron ore

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Iron ore is unrefined iron. A player with a Mining level of at least 15 can mine iron ore from iron ore rocks, granting 35 Mining experience each. Iron ore's respawn times fluctuate, decreasing as the number of players increase on each server; on average, each iron rock takes ten seconds to replenish.

Iron ore can be used with level 16 Summoning, 7 spirit shards, and 1 gold charm to summon a granite crab. Noted iron ores are possible rewards from Temple Trekking, and can occasionally be found inside barrels found around RuneScape.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Iron ore.png Iron ore
Mining level Mining 15
Source Iron ore rock
Experience (per ore)
Mining 35 XP
Equipment 4.13 XP

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Respawn rate[edit | edit source]

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Uses[edit | edit source]

Players with 15 Smithing can smelt iron ore into an iron bar by using it on a furnace, granting 12.5 Smithing experience. At level 15, there is a 50% chance of successfully smelting a bar from a piece of iron, increased by 1% each additional Smithing level, maxing out at 80% with level 45 Smithing. At level 15 Smithing, smelting iron ores into bars provides an average profit of 108 coins each ore smelted; this increases to an average profit of 247.5 coins by level 45.

Casting the Superheat Item spell to smelt iron guarantees a 100% success for producing a bar, regardless of the players smithing level; this produces an average profit of -421 coins.

Wearing a ring of forging will also allow the player to never fail smelting an iron bar from ores as well, but only lasts for 140 smelts before being destroyed; this produces an average profit of 285.97 coins.

At level 30 Smithing, players can smelt 1 iron ore and 2 coal into a Steel bar; this produces a profit of 106 coins, and granting 17.5 Smithing experience. Smelting steel at the Blast Furnace in Keldagrim only requires 1 iron ore and 1 coal; producing a profit of 237 coins.

Transmutation[edit | edit source]

Divination Level Initial resource Energy Result DivinationXP Profit/loss
17 3 Copper ore.png Copper ore 2 Flickering energy 1.png Flickering energy 1 Iron ore.png Iron ore 3.7 -212
17 3 Tin ore.png Tin ore 2 Flickering energy 1.png Flickering energy 1 Iron ore.png Iron ore 3.7 -92
22 3 Iron ore.png Iron ore 2 Bright energy 1.png Bright energy 1 Silver ore.png Silver ore 5.2 -697
29 3 Iron ore.png Iron ore 2 Bright energy 1.png Bright energy 1 Coal.png Coal 6 -613

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceCombat levelQuantityRarityMembers-only
Alexis285UncommonP2P icon.png
Banshee3718/128P2P icon.png
Barbarian 28; 301CommonF2P icon.png
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1RareN/A
Black Guard Berserker53; 561UncommonP2P icon.png
Bloodveld 61; 68; 9228/128P2P icon.png
Boris285UncommonP2P icon.png
Borrokar395UncommonP2P icon.png
Cave goblin12–8CommonP2P icon.png
Cave goblin miner72–7UncommonP2P icon.png
Christmas crackerN/A511.74%F2P icon.png
Crystal chestN/A200CommonN/A
Dark warrior161CommonF2P icon.png
Desert Lizard 35; 49; 631–2CommonP2P icon.png
Dung kalphiteN/A1CommonN/A
Dwarf9; 14; 39; 441CommonP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Eduard285UncommonP2P icon.png
Falador resource bundleN/A1unknownF2P icon.png
Fire spiritN/A1–2CommonN/A
Flesh Crawler39; 401CommonF2P icon.png
Flesh Crawler39; 401–10CommonF2P icon.png
Fortress guard (historical)521UncommonF2P icon.png
Fortunate bakamiN/A1unknownN/A
Fortunate bakami jarN/A1CommonP2P icon.png
Freidir391–5UncommonP2P icon.png
Galina285UncommonP2P icon.png
Georgy281RareP2P icon.png
Ghast 28; 35; 63; 911UncommonP2P icon.png
Giant Mole (historical)76100UncommonP2P icon.png
Giant ant soldier701UncommonP2P icon.png
Giant lobster40; 701UncommonP2P icon.png
Giant mole23040UncommonF2P icon.png
Giant mole23055–60UncommonF2P icon.png
Goblin Raider561CommonF2P icon.png
Goblin statue703UncommonP2P icon.png
Greater demon822CommonF2P icon.png
Greater demon (elite)922CommonF2P icon.png
Guard18; 25; 351RareP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Guard (H.A.M.)191–5UncommonP2P icon.png
H.A.M. Guard301UncommonF2P icon.png
H.A.M. MemberN/A1–5UncommonN/A
Ice warrior542UncommonF2P icon.png
Icefiend35; 841UncommonP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Imre285UncommonP2P icon.png
Irina285UncommonP2P icon.png
Jeroen285UncommonP2P icon.png
Joseph285UncommonP2P icon.png
Ksenia285UncommonP2P icon.png
Lanzig395CommonP2P icon.png
Lensa (Rellekka)395UncommonP2P icon.png
Lev285UncommonP2P icon.png
Liliya285UncommonP2P icon.png

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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Drogo's Mining EmporiumDwarven Mines17Coins 5.pngCoins0F2P icon.png
Ore SellerKeldagrim17Coins 5.pngCoins100P2P icon.png
Ore StoreJatizso17Coins 5.pngCoins0P2P icon.png
Sani's Orefully Affordable StoreNew Varrock17Zemomark 5.pngZemomark10P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem StoreTzHaar City25Tokkul 25.pngTokkul2P2P icon.png

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

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