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

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.

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.


Copper ore Copper ore
Mining level Mining 1
Source Copper ore rocks
Experience (per ore)
Mining 17.5 XP
Equipment 2.065 XP
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Mine locationsEdit


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 6.2 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. Copper drops in the Al Kharid activity centre are common.

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


Divination Level Initial resource Energy Result DivinationXP Profit/loss
17 3 Copper ore Copper ore 2 Flickering energy 1 Flickering energy 1 Iron ore Iron ore 3.7 -204

Drop sourcesEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Afflicted60; 61; 63; 641Uncommon
Al Kharid warrior181Uncommon
Black Guard 42; 471Uncommon
Black Guard crossbowdwarf705Uncommon
Corpse Spider41Uncommon
Corpse archer181Common
Corpse mage211Uncommon
Crassian scout71Common
Crassian warrior71Common
Crawling corpse torso91Common
Desert Lizard 35; 49; 631Common
Dragith Nurn261Common
Drunken man51Uncommon
Dung kalphiteN/A1Common
Dwarf9; 14; 39; 441Common
Falador resource bundleN/A1Unknown
Fire spiritN/A1–2Uncommon
Giant lobster40; 703Uncommon
Goblin Raider56UnknownCommon
Lensa (Rellekka)395Uncommon
Man1; 2; 41Uncommon
Minotaur14; 44; 521Common
New Varrock guard captain1041Common
Rock Crab713Uncommon
Rockslug42; 491Common
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)151Common
Small Lizard211Common
Thief 11; 12; 14; 211Rare
Timid jadinko141Unknown
Uncleaned findN/A1Random
Warped bat161Common
Warped cockroach11Uncommon
Warped fly71Uncommon

Store locationsEdit

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Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Drogo's Mining Emporium20Coins 5Coins 0No
Ore Seller20Coins 5Coins 100Yes
Ore Store20Coins 5Coins 10Yes
Ore shopFree sample-10000Yes
Sani's Orefully Affordable Store20Zemomark10Yes
TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem Store30Tokkul5Yes


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