Iron ore

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Iron ore is an ore that can be obtained through mining iron rocks, requiring level 10 Mining, in various places around RuneScape.

Iron is required to craft iron and steel bars, and is also a tertiary ingredient for creating granite crab pouches. As players increase their Mining level and use higher tier pickaxes, they are able to mine iron at quicker rates.

Iron, like other mining resources, can be stored in an ore box. 100 iron can be stored in a iron ore box or higher. This capacity be increased by 20 at level 18 Mining and a further 20 with the completion of the Everything Is Oresome achievement.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Iron ore.png Iron ore
Mining levelMining-icon.png 10Critical hit chance
SourceIron rock20%30%
CoreYes check.svgMining-icon.png 12-
Stone spiritIron stone spirit.png IronRockertunity multiplier
GeodeSedimentary geode.png Sedimentaryx5x6
Rock statsMining-icon.png 14-
Durability120Double ore chance
Hardness55%10%
Multiplier0.68Mining-icon.png 13-
Base ore1Geode chance
Varrock armour double chance10%15%
Varrock armour 1.png4%Mining-icon.png 16-

Mine locations[edit | edit source]

Mine Members Amount Requirements
Desert Mining Camp Yes 2 Tourist Trap
Dorgesh-Kaan mine Yes 9 The Lost Tribe
Dwarven iron mine No 6 none
Keldagrim entrance mine Yes 5 None
Keldagrim south-west mine Yes 4 None
Lumbridge south-west mine No 3 None
Piscatoris South mine Yes 6 None
Varrock South-West mine No 4 None

Uses[edit | edit source]

Players with 10 Smithing can smelt 2 iron ores into an iron bar by using it on a furnace, granting 2 Smithing experience. At level 10 Smithing, smelting iron ores into bars provides an average profit of 44 coins each ore smelted.

At level 20 Smithing, players can smelt 1 iron ore and 1 coal into a Steel bar; this produces a profit of 362 coins, and granting 3 Smithing experience.

Transmutation[edit | edit source]

Divination Level Initial resource Energy Result DivinationXP Profit/loss
17 3 Copper ore.png: Inventory image of Copper oreCopper ore 2 Flickering energy.png: Inventory image of Flickering energyFlickering energy 1 Iron ore.png: Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore 3.7 -361
17 3 Tin ore.png: Inventory image of Tin oreTin ore 2 Flickering energy.png: Inventory image of Flickering energyFlickering energy 1 Iron ore.png: Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore 3.7 -43
22 3 Iron ore.png: Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore 2 Bright energy.png: Inventory image of Bright energyBright energy 1 Silver ore.png: Inventory image of Silver oreSilver ore 5.2 -1,550
29 3 Iron ore.png: Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore 2 Bright energy.png: Inventory image of Bright energyBright energy 1 Coal.png: Inventory image of CoalCoal 6 -1,526

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarityMembers
Christmas crackerN/A Reward(noted)15/128F2P icon.png
Falador resource bundleN/A Reward1UnknownF2P icon.png
New Varrock guard 56; 90 Multicombat.png216/128P2P icon.png
New Varrock guard captain104 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Zombie (New Varrock)1 Multicombat.png22/128P2P icon.png
Zombie (New Varrock)1 Multicombat.png2UnknownP2P icon.png

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationCostCurrencyBase stockMembers?
Drogo's Mining EmporiumDwarven Mines25Coins 25.png Coins0F2P icon.png
New Varrock General StoreNew Varrock? (edit)Zemomark 1.png Zemomark0P2P icon.png
Ore StoreJatizso25Coins 25.png Coins0P2P icon.png
Sani's Orefully Affordable StoreNew Varrock25Zemomark 25.png Zemomark10P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem StoreTzHaar City37Tokkul 25.png Tokkul2P2P icon.png

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 28 January 2019 (Update):
    • You can once again super heat iron ores.