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A gold bar is a bar of refined gold created through the Smithing skill at level 40 by using a gold ore with a furnace, or by casting the Superheat item spell on gold ore, granting 22.5 Smithing experience per bar. If goldsmith gauntlets are equipped, obtained after completing the Family Crest quest, the experience is boosted to 56.2 per bar. After an update at some point, smelting gold will fill any type of smelting urn (however only the base experience contributes, it does not stack with goldsmithing gauntlets).

Unlike other metal bars, gold bars cannot be made into weapons or armour. Instead, the primary use of gold bars is to create jewellery with the Crafting skill. To craft gold bars into jewellery, players must use a gold bar on a furnace with a proper mould in their inventory or on their tool belt. If players wish to craft jewellery with gems inset, they will need cut gems in their inventory before crafting the jewellery.

Apart from jewellery, gold bars can be used to create gold helmets, which are used in the Between a Rock... quest to access Dondakan's mine, and gold bowls which are used in the Legends' Quest.


Gold bar.png Gold bar
Smithing level Smithing 40
Used with Furnace
Experience (per bar)
Smithing N/A
Equipment N/A
Experience (per ore)
Smelting 22.5 XP
Equipment 1.755 XP

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Gold bar.png Gold bar
Smithing-Make-X GE icon.png
22.5 XP-1,168
Smithing Smithing level40
P2P icon.png Members onlyNo
Gold ore.pngGold ore1587587

Cost analysis

A single gold ore is worth 587 coins, while a gold bar is worth 1168 coins. Thus, buying a gold ore and smelting it into a gold bar, then selling it, results in a profit of 581 coins. It is common to buy gold ores and smelt it while wearing goldsmith gauntlets as a low cost method of training Smithing. Doing this results in a higher rate of experience than smelting rune bars.

With a necklace mould (F2P) or bracelet mould (P2P) on a player's tool belt, they can smelt gold bars into jewellery, selling it on the Grand Exchange to increase the profit of smelting ores; doing so will yield slower Smithing experience an hour, but provides additional Crafting experience. The table below displays the expected profit from creating gold jewellery:

Item GE value Profit (ore) Profit (bar)
Gold ring.png Gold ring 1,207 620 39
Gold necklace.png Gold necklace 987 400 -181
Gold bracelet.png Gold bracelet 617 30 -551
Gold amulet.png Gold amulet 901 314 -267
  • A gold bracelet can be sold to Grum's Gold Exchange in Port Sarim for 165 coins each.
  • A Rogue can be found in Varrock which will purchase noted and un-noted golden jewellery from players, after completing the quest Summer's End. To find him, players must enter the Spirit Realm using Jennica's ring via the portal located in the Rogues' Castle courtyard and close the prison doors there; this will open them in the "real" world, allowing the players to access him later in Varrock.

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Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Angry barbarian spirit1061Common
Columbarium keyN/A20Common
Corrupted lizard10514Common
Dried zombie671Common
Elite Black Knight1001–4Common
Mummy (Ullek)741Common
Pirate impling jarN/A15Common
Skeleton brute881Common
Skeleton hero741Common
Skeleton thug851Common
Tyras guard581Common
Vyre corpseN/A7–13Common
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1Rare
Cave slime261Rare
Otherworldly being631Rare
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1Uncommon
Berserk barbarian spirit1061Uncommon
Bronze key blackN/A1–3Uncommon
Bronze key brownN/A1–3Uncommon
Bronze key crimsonN/A1–3Uncommon
Bronze key purpleN/A1–3Uncommon
Bronze key redN/A1–3Uncommon
Corrupted scorpion986Uncommon
Customs evidence filesN/A1Uncommon
Eclectic implingN/A5Uncommon
Elite Dark Warrior981Uncommon
Enraged barbarian spirit1061Uncommon
Minotaur14; 44; 521Uncommon
Mummy (Jaldraocht Pyramid)771Uncommon
Nechryael (elite)1061Uncommon
Shade Catacombs/RewardsN/A1–3Uncommon
Skeleton warlord911Uncommon
Undead troll77; 81; 86; 951Uncommon
Imp51Very rare


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