"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 locations


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 -38

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Black Guard BerserkerN/A1Uncommon
Black Guard crossbowdwarfN/A1Uncommon
Black KnightN/A1Uncommon
Corpse SpiderN/A1Uncommon
Corpse archerN/A2Common
Corpse mageN/A2Uncommon
Crassian scout71Common
Crassian warrior71Common
Crawling corpse torsoN/A2Common
Desert LizardN/A1Common
Dragith NurnN/A2Uncommon
Drunken manN/A1Uncommon
Dung kalphiteN/A1Common
Fire spiritN/A1–2Uncommon
Giant lobsterN/A3Uncommon
Goblin RaiderN/A1Common
Haakon the ChampionN/A1Common
Lumbridge guard (historical)N/A1Uncommon
Market Guard (Fremennik)N/A1Uncommon
New Varrock guard captain1041Common
Rock CrabN/A3Uncommon
Skeleton15; 16; 32; 43; 46; 47; 49; 51; 53; 54; 58; 701Uncommon
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)N/A2Common
Small LizardN/A1Common
Timid jadinko141Unknown
Trade floor guardN/A1–3Rare
Uncleaned findN/A1Random
Warped batN/A2Uncommon
Warped cockroachN/A1Uncommon
Warped flyN/A1Uncommon
Warped ratN/A2Uncommon
Warrior (Rellekka)N/A1Uncommon
Zombie (New Varrock)11Uncommon
Zombie (New Varrock)11Unknown

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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