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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 -132 coins each ore smelted; this increases to an average profit of 113.25 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 -533 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 181.23 coins.

At level 30 Smithing, players can smelt 1 iron ore and 2 coal into a Steel bar; this produces a profit of 224 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 401 coins.


Level Initial Result Energy XP Profit
17 3 × copper ore Iron ore 2 × flickering energy 3.7 34
3 × tin ore -8
22 3 × iron ore Silver ore 2 × bright energy 5.2 -1,108
29 3 × iron ore Coal 2 × bright energy 6 -996

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
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
Dark warrior161Common
Desert Lizard 35; 49; 631–2Common
Dung kalphiteN/A1Common
Dwarf9; 14; 39; 441Common
Falador resource bundleN/A1Unknown
Fire spiritN/A1–2Common
Flesh Crawler39; 401Common
Flesh Crawler39; 401–10Common
Fortress guard521Uncommon
Fortunate bakamiN/A1Unknown
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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