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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.


Iron ore
Mining level 15
Obtained from Iron ore rock
Mining XP 35 XP
Tool XP 4.13 XP
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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 -33 coins each ore smelted; this increases to an average profit of 197.25 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 -467 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 260.28 coins.

At level 30 Smithing, players can smelt 1 iron ore and 2 coal into a Steel bar; this produces a profit of 263 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 440 coins.


Level Initial Result Energy XP Profit
17 3 × copper ore Iron ore 2 × flickering energy 3.7 -85
3 × tin ore -130
22 3 × iron ore Silver ore 2 × bright energy 5.2 -1,084
29 3 × iron ore Coal 2 × bright energy 6 -986

Store locationsEdit

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Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Drogo's Mining Emporium17Coins 5Coins 0No
Ore Seller17Coins 5Coins 100Yes
Ore Store17Coins 5Coins 0Yes
Sani's Orefully Affordable Store17Zemomark10Yes
TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem Store25Tokkul2Yes

Dropping monstersEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1Rare
Black Guard BerserkerN/A1Uncommon
Cave goblin minerN/A2–7Uncommon
Christmas crackerN/A511.74%
Colonel RadickN/A1Unknown
Crystal chestN/A200Always
Dark warriorN/A1Common
Desert LizardN/A1–2Common
Dung kalphiteN/A1Common
Falador resource bundleN/A1Unknown
Fire spiritN/A1–2Common
Flesh CrawlerN/A1Common
Flesh CrawlerN/A1–10Common
Fortress guard (historical)N/A1Uncommon
Fortunate bakamiN/A1Unknown
Fortunate bakami jarN/A1Common
Giant Mole (historical)N/A100Uncommon
Giant ant soldierN/A1Uncommon
Giant lobsterN/A1Uncommon
Giant moleN/A40–55Uncommon
Giant moleN/A20–55Uncommon
Goblin RaiderN/AUnknownCommon
Goblin statueN/A3Uncommon
Greater demonN/A2Common
Greater demon (elite)N/A2Common
H.A.M. GuardN/A1Uncommon
H.A.M. MemberN/A1–5Uncommon
Ice warriorN/A2Uncommon
Jungle horrorN/A1Common
Lensa (Rellekka)N/A5Uncommon
Magical chestN/A3–10Varies
Market Guard (Fremennik)N/A2Uncommon
New Varrock guardN/A2Common
New Varrock guard captainN/A1Uncommon
Ogre statueN/A4Common
Ork statueN/A3Common
Ourg statueN/A1–4Common
Rock CrabN/A1Uncommon
Small LizardN/A1Common


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