"Copper" redirects here. For the rock that copper ore is mined from, see Copper rock.
|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|High Alch||12 coins|
|Low Alch||8 coins|
|Store price|| 20 coins|
|Exchange price||57 coins (info)|
|Examine||This needs refining.|
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. Mining a copper ore grants 17.5 Mining experience for each ore mined. You would need to mine 744,825 Copper Ore to increase from 1 to 99 Mining. Copper along with Tin is mainly used for smithing beginners. Many prefer completing the The Knights Sword quest, an easy F2P quest that grants 12,725 Smithing experience, enough experience to increase a player's level 1 smithing to level 29 smithing. Beginners mistake copper ore as the unrefined form of a "copper bar", this is not true, as copper ore can only become a bronze bar with a smithing level of 1 and a tin ore. If a player buys tin and copper ore from the Grand Exchange to make and sell a bronze bar, they will make a profit of 58 coins.
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 6.25 Smithing experience; this requires level 1 Smithing. Bronze bars can then be used on Anvils with a Hammer to create Bronze items (Some things may need more than 1 bar, such as a Battleaxe). Copper drops in the Al Kharid activity centre are common.
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|Bronze Bar||Tin ore|
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|The Fremennik Isles|
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Desert Lizard 24 1 Common Minotaur 12, 27 1(noted) Common Rockslug 29 1 Common Outlaw 32 1 Common Lanzig 48 5 Common Skoblin 14, 15 1 Uncommon Warrior (Rellekka) 48 5 Uncommon Rock Crab 13 3 Uncommon Man 2 1 Uncommon Woman 2 1 Uncommon Al-Kharid warrior 9 1 Uncommon Giant lobster 45, 60 3 Uncommon Thief 14, 16, 17 1 Rare Farmer 7 Unknown Unknown
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Arrowtips • Broken axe • Broken pickaxe • Bar • Copper ore • Tin ore • Nails • Wire • Ornamental chainbody • Ornamental platebody • Shop sign • High-quality copper ore • High-quality tin ore • High-quality bronze bar • High-quality bronze sword • High-quality bronze dagger • Finished bronze sword • Finished bronze dagger
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