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Iron ore detail

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.

Mining

Iron ore Iron ore
Mining level Mining 15
Source Iron ore rock
Experience (per ore)
Mining 35 XP
Equipment 4.13 XP
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Respawn rate

Mine locations

Uses

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 225 coins each ore smelted; this increases to an average profit of 590.25 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 -121 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 697.51 coins.

At level 30 Smithing, players can smelt 1 iron ore and 2 coal into a Steel bar; this produces a profit of 262 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 373 coins.

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 -162
17 3 Tin ore Tin ore 2 Flickering energy 1 Flickering energy 1 Iron ore Iron ore 3.7 141
22 3 Iron ore Iron ore 2 Bright energy 1 Bright energy 1 Silver ore Silver ore 5.2 -1,570
29 3 Iron ore Iron ore 2 Bright energy 1 Bright energy 1 Coal Coal 6 -1,534

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Christmas crackerN/A511.74%
Banshee371Common
Barbarian28; 301Common
Cave goblin12–8Common
Crystal chestN/A200Common
Dark warrior161Common
Desert Lizard35; 49; 631–2Common
Dung kalphiteN/A1Common
Dwarf9; 14; 39; 441Common
Fire spiritN/A1–2Common
Flesh Crawler39; 401Common
Flesh Crawler39; 401–10Common
Fortunate bakami jarN/A1Common
Goblin Raider561Common
Greater demon822Common
Greater demon (elite)922Common
Lanzig395Common
Lizard771–2Common
New Varrock guard56; 902Common
Ogre statue754Common
Ork statue713Common
Ourg statue791–4Common
Rockslug42; 491Common
Small Lizard211Common
TraderN/A1Common
Zombie (New Varrock)12Common
Uncleaned findN/A1Random
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1Rare
Georgy281Rare
Guard18; 25; 351Rare
Tormented wraith4250Rare
Trade floor guard702Rare
Yadviga281Rare
Yuri281Rare
Zoja281Rare
Zombie (Tarn's Lair)72; 74; 75; 77; 78; 79; 82; 84; 852Rare
Alexis285Uncommon
Black Guard Berserker53; 561Uncommon
Bloodveld61; 68; 922Uncommon
Boris285Uncommon
Borrokar395Uncommon
Cave goblin miner72–7Uncommon
Eduard285Uncommon
Fortress guard (historical)521Uncommon
Freidir391–5Uncommon
Galina285Uncommon
Ghast28; 35; 63; 911Uncommon
Giant Mole (historical)76100Uncommon
Giant ant soldier701Uncommon
Giant lobster40; 701Uncommon

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Ore SellerKeldagrim17Coins 5Coins 100Yes
Ore StoreJatizso17Coins 5Coins 0Yes
Sani's Orefully Affordable StoreNew Varrock17Zemomark10Yes

Disassembly

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