"Tin" redirects here. For the rock that tin ore is mined from, see tin rock.
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Tin ore detail

Tin ore is an ore used to create the metal alloy bronze. Tin ore, along with copper ore, is the first ore a player can mine through the Mining skill, and the rocks it is mined from are found at various mines. One of the best tin mining sites is the south-east Varrock mining site, as it is near a bank and the Grand Exchange. Mining a tin rock grants 17.5 Mining experience for each ore mined.

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.

A player can smelt tin ore into a bronze bar through the Smithing skill by using it on a furnace along with a copper ore, granting 6.2 Smithing experience.


Tin ore Tin ore
Mining level Mining 1
Source Tin ore rocks
Experience (per ore)
Mining 17.5 XP
Equipment 2.065 XP
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Mine locationsEdit


Divination Level Initial resource Energy Result DivinationXP Profit/loss
17 3 Tin ore Tin ore 2 Flickering energy 1 Flickering energy 1 Iron ore Iron ore 3.7 -65

Drop sourcesEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Barbarian 28; 301Common
Black Guard Berserker53; 561Uncommon
Black Guard crossbowdwarf701Uncommon
Black Knight30; 331Uncommon
Corpse Spider41Uncommon
Corpse archer182Common
Corpse mage212Uncommon
Crassian scout71Common
Crassian warrior71Common
Crawling corpse torso92Common
Desert Lizard 35; 49; 631Common
Dragith Nurn262Uncommon
Drunken man51Uncommon
Dung kalphiteN/A1Common
Dwarf9; 14; 39; 441Common
Fire spiritN/A1–2Uncommon
Giant lobster40; 703Uncommon
Goblin 1; 2; 4; 5; 6; 7; 11; 841Rare
Goblin Raider561Common
Haakon the Champion321Common
Lumbridge guard (historical)81Uncommon
Man1; 2; 41Uncommon
Market Guard (Fremennik)391Uncommon
Minotaur14; 44; 521Common
New Varrock guard captain1041Common
Rock Crab713Uncommon
Rockslug42; 491Common
Skeleton15; 16; 32; 43; 46; 47; 49; 51; 53; 54; 58; 701Uncommon
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)152Common
Small Lizard211Common
Timid jadinko141Unknown
Trade floor guard701–3Rare
Tribesman60; 631Uncommon
Uncleaned findN/A1Random
Warped bat162Uncommon
Warped cockroach11Uncommon
Warped fly71Uncommon
Warped rat122Uncommon
Warrior (Rellekka)391Uncommon
Woman2; 41Uncommon
Zombie11; 12; 22; 29; 72; 74; 75; 77; 78; 79; 82; 84; 851Uncommon
Zombie (New Varrock)11Uncommon
Zombie (New Varrock)11Unknown

Store locationsEdit

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Drogo's Mining EmporiumDwarven Mines20Coins 5Coins 0No
Ore SellerKeldagrim20Coins 5Coins 100Yes
Ore StoreJatizso20Coins 5Coins 10Yes
Sani's Orefully Affordable StoreNew Varrock20Zemomark10Yes
TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem StoreTzHaar City30Tokkul5Yes


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