"Tin" redirects here. For the rock that tin ore is mined from, see tin rock.
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 -315

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Barbarian28; 301Common
Corpse archer182Common
Crassian scout71Common
Crassian warrior71Common
Crawling corpse torso92Common
Desert Lizard35; 49; 631Common
Dung kalphiteN/A1Common
Dwarf9; 14; 39; 441Common
Goblin Raider561Common
Haakon the Champion321Common
Minotaur14; 44; 521Common
New Varrock guard captain1041Common
Rockslug42; 491Common
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)152Common
Small Lizard211Common
Uncleaned findN/A1Random
Goblin1; 2; 4; 5; 6; 7; 11; 841Rare
Trade floor guard701–3Rare
Black Guard Berserker53; 561Uncommon
Black Guard crossbowdwarf701Uncommon
Black Knight30; 331Uncommon
Corpse Spider41Uncommon
Corpse mage212Uncommon
Dragith Nurn262Uncommon
Drunken man51Uncommon
Fire spiritN/A1–2Uncommon
Giant lobster40; 703Uncommon
Lumbridge guard (historical)81Uncommon
Man1; 2; 41Uncommon
Market Guard (Fremennik)391Uncommon
Rock Crab713Uncommon
Skeleton15; 16; 32; 43; 46; 47; 49; 51; 53; 54; 58; 701Uncommon
Tribesman60; 631Uncommon
Warped bat162Uncommon
Warped cockroach11Uncommon
Warped fly71Uncommon
Warped rat122Uncommon
Warrior (Rellekka)391Uncommon
Woman2; 41Uncommon
Zombie11; 12; 22; 29; 72; 74; 75; 77; 78; 79; 82; 84; 851Uncommon
Zombie (New Varrock)11Uncommon
Timid jadinko141Unknown
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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