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Iron ore
Iron ore
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members No
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable No
High alch 10 coins
Low alch 6 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 255 coins (info)
Buy limit 25,000
Examine Can be smelted into an iron bar. Used in Smithing (15).
Weight 2.25 kg
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Iron ore detail

Iron ore is unrefined iron. A player with a Mining level of 15 or higher can mine iron ore from iron ore rocks, granting 35 Mining experience each. Iron ore's respawn times differ according to the number of players within a world; on average one respawn takes 10 seconds. Mining iron ore is a common lower level training method. If done fast, mining and dropping iron ores at higher levels can result in 30k experience per hour, one of the fastest methods to train mining. If mined fast with an urn, theoretically up to 36,000 experience can be gained each hour.

It can be used with level 16 Summoning, 7 spirit shards, and 1 gold charm to summon a granite crab.

The noted form is a possible reward from Temple Trekking and can sometimes be found inside barrels.

TransmutationEdit

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. With a Divination level of at least 22, 3 iron ore may be transmuted into 1 silver ore. This costs 2 bright energy and yields 5.2 Divination experience. With a Divination level of at least 29, 3 iron ore may be transmuted into 1 coal. This costs 2 bright energy and yields 6 Divination experience.

Smithing/SmeltingEdit

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 success (-116 profit), increasing by 1% per level, maxing out at 80% at level 45 (75.25 profit). Wearing a ring of forging (132.15 profit) or using the Superheat Item spell (-482 profit) ensures 100% success. Note: A ring of forging only lasts for 140 smelts.

At 30+ smithing, players can also smelt an iron ore into a steel bar by using it on a furnace along with 2 coal (-144 profit), or just 1 when using the Blast Furnace (223 profit), granting 17.5 Smithing experience.

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Dwarf9; 20; 56; 641Common
Dark warrior161Common
Small Lizard301 (noted)Common
Desert Lizard35; 49; 631–2 (noted)Common
Banshee371 (noted)Common
Flesh Crawler39; 401–10 (noted)Common
Rockslug42; 491Common
Jungle horror671 (noted)Common
Ork statue713Common
Ogre statue754Common
Lizard (Slayer)771–2 (noted)Common
Ourg statue791–4Common
Zombie11–851Uncommon
Skeleton15–701Uncommon
H.A.M. Guard32; 441Uncommon
White Knight351Uncommon
Black Guard Berserker53; 561Uncommon
Goblin statue703Uncommon
Rock Crab711Uncommon
Guard18; 25; 351Rare
Werewolf63; 891–5Rare
Dagannoth Rex303150 (noted)Rare
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