An ore is an item (usually a type of unrefined metal) that can be mined from rocks or mineral veins using the Mining skill and a Pickaxe. Items such as gems, clay, granite, and essences are not ores per se, however they are still discussed on this page as they can be obtained via Mining. Metal ores can be smelt into bars using the Smithing skill.
Smithing ore into bars
Other mineable items
- The heaviest ore is Lunar ore, and the heaviest minable item is 10kg Sandstone. Most metal ores are around 2kg (1.75kg to 2.7kg)
- Rocks containing ore were updated on 20 December 2011, as revealed in the update post on that day, to have a shiny look when ore is available from them.