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"Copper" redirects here. For the rock that copper ore is mined from, see Copper rock.
Copper ore detail

Copper ore is an ore which can be smelted in a furnace along with a piece of tin ore to create a bronze bar. Copper ore, along with tin ore, are the first ores a player can mine using the Mining skill, and requires level 1 Mining.

Copper rocks can be found in various mines across RuneScape. Mining a copper ore 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.

Mining

Copper ore Copper ore
Mining level Mining 1
Source Copper ore rocks
Experience (per ore)
Mining 17.5 XP
Equipment 2.065 XP
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Respawn rate

Mine locations

Smithing

A player can smelt copper ore into a bronze bar through the Smithing skill by using it on a furnace along with a tin ore, granting 6.2 Smithing experience; this requires level 1 Smithing. Bronze bars can then be used on anvils to create bronze items, though some things may need more than 1 bar, such as a bronze battleaxe. Copper drops in the Al Kharid activity centre are common.

Beginners sometimes mistake copper ore as the unrefined form of a "copper bar"; this is not true.

Transmutation

Divination Level Initial resource Energy Result DivinationXP Profit/loss
17 3 Copper ore Copper ore 2 Flickering energy 1 Flickering energy 1 Iron ore Iron ore 3.7 -797

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Corpse archer181Common
Crassian scout71Common
Crassian warrior71Common
Crawling corpse torso91Common
Desert Lizard35; 49; 631Common
Dragith Nurn261Common
Dung kalphiteN/A1Common
Dwarf9; 14; 39; 441Common
Goblin Raider561Common
Lanzig395Common
Lizard771Common
Market Guard (Fremennik)395Common
Minotaur14; 44; 521Common
Mugger151Common
New Varrock guard captain1041Common
Outlaw321Common
Rockslug42; 491Common
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)151Common
Skoblin191Common
Small Lizard211Common
TraderN/A1Common
Warped bat161Common
Warped rat121Common
Uncleaned findN/A1Random
Rogue91Rare
Thief11; 12; 14; 211Rare
Afflicted60; 61; 63; 641Uncommon
Al Kharid warrior181Uncommon
Anja41Uncommon
Black Guard42; 471Uncommon
Black Guard crossbowdwarf705Uncommon
Borrokar395Uncommon
Corpse Spider41Uncommon
Corpse mage211Uncommon
Drunken man51Uncommon
Fire spiritN/A1–2Uncommon
Freidir391–5Uncommon
Giant lobster40; 703Uncommon
Lensa (Rellekka)395Uncommon
Lumbridge guard (historical)81Uncommon
Man1; 2; 41Uncommon
Rock Crab713Uncommon
Trade floor guard705Uncommon
Warped cockroach11Uncommon
Warped fly71Uncommon
Warrior (Rellekka)395Uncommon
Woman2; 41Uncommon
Zombie11; 12; 22; 29; 72; 74; 75; 77; 78; 79; 82; 84; 851Uncommon
Zombie (New Varrock)11Uncommon
Cuffs121Unknown

Store locations

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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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