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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. 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.


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.


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 (-149 profit), increasing by 1% per level, maxing out at 80% at level 45 (115.75 profit). Wearing a ring of forging (190.31 profit) or using the Superheat Item spell (-559 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 (308 profit), or just 1 when using the Blast Furnace (482 profit), granting 17.5 Smithing experience.


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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Barbarian 28; 301Common
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1Rare
Black Guard Berserker53; 561Uncommon
Bloodveld 61; 68; 922Uncommon
Cave goblin miner72–7Uncommon
Christmas crackerN/A511.74%
Colonel Radick231Unknown
Crystal chestN/A200Always
Dagannoth Rex303150Rare
Dark warrior161Common
Desert Lizard 35; 49; 631–2Common
Dung kalphiteN/A1Common
Dwarf9; 20; 56; 641Common
Falador resource bundleN/A1Unknown
Fire spiritN/A1–2Common
Flesh Crawler39; 401Common
Flesh Crawler39; 401–10Common
Fortress guard521Uncommon
Giant Mole (historical)76100Uncommon
Giant ant soldier701Uncommon
Giant lobster40; 701Uncommon
Giant mole23040–55Uncommon
Giant mole23020–55Uncommon
Goblin Raider56UnknownCommon
Goblin statue703Uncommon
Greater demon822Common
Greater demon (elite)922Common
Guard18; 25; 351Rare
H.A.M. Guard32; 441Uncommon
H.A.M. MemberN/A1–5Uncommon
Ice warrior542Uncommon
Icefiend35; 841Uncommon
Jungle horror671Common
Lensa (Rellekka)395Uncommon
Magical chestN/A3–10Varies
Market Guard (Fremennik)392Uncommon
New Varrock guard 56; 902Common
New Varrock guard captain1041Uncommon
Ogre statue754Common
Ork statue713Common
Ourg statue791–4Common
Rock Crab711Uncommon
Rockslug42; 491Common
Skeleton15; 16; 32; 43; 46; 47; 49; 51; 53; 54; 58; 701Uncommon
Small Lizard211Common
Thug 11; 191Uncommon

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