|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|High alch||10 coins|
|Low alch||6 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||255 coins (info)|
|Examine||Can be smelted into an iron bar. Used in Smithing (15).|
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.
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 (-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.
|Dwarf||9; 20; 56; 64||1||Common|
|Small Lizard||30||1 (noted)||Common|
|Desert Lizard||35; 49; 63||1–2 (noted)||Common|
|Flesh Crawler||39; 40||1–10 (noted)||Common|
|Jungle horror||67||1 (noted)||Common|
|Lizard (Slayer)||77||1–2 (noted)||Common|
|H.A.M. Guard||32; 44||1||Uncommon|
|Black Guard Berserker||53; 56||1||Uncommon|
|Guard||18; 25; 35||1||Rare|
|Dagannoth Rex||303||150 (noted)||Rare|
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