Iron ore

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Iron ore is unrefined iron. A player with a Mining level of 15 or higher can mine iron ore from iron rocks found in various mines, granting 35 Mining experience for each ore mined. It takes 5.4 seconds (9 game ticks) for each ore to respawn within an iron rock.

Lower level players often train Mining by mining iron ore because of the moderate experience, low respawn time, and relatively low required level to mine and smith. If done fast, mining and dropping iron ores can result in 45,000 experience per hour and above which is one of the fastest methods to train until 75 Mining for granite mining.

Shortest distance to bank mined iron ore is the Ardougne Monastery (no requirements) or for experienced miners the Mining Guild (60 Mining required).

In the Ardougne Monastery there are 6 rocks in total, all very close to each other. A player can teleport here quickly with at least an Ardougne cloak 1 which offers infinite teleports here, and then either run the distance to the Ardougne south bank or teleport to a bank using a jewellery teleport method, and finally use the Cloak teleport once again to return.

Dorgesh-Kaan mine is also a good place to mine iron in case a person wishes to bank the ores. This requires doing the first subquest of Recipe for Disaster for the bank chest in Lumbridge Castle cellar and The Lost Tribe to gain access to the mine. A light source is needed, the best option is the Kandarin headgear as only the easy tasks are required and it is worn, saving inventory space. Alternatively, the Fight Arena mine fares well also since the player can use Yanille bank, which is a relatively short distance south.

Another spot is just west of Falador at the West Falador mine, across the Agility shortcut. If players have level 5 Agility, they can mine the iron rocks there and zip back to the bank over the wall many times. It is recommended to switch worlds if there is already a miner on the rocks.

Another spot is just south-east of Varrock at the south-east Varrock mine.

Another easy way to get iron is to go to the small mine between East Ardougne and the Legends' Guild, which contains three iron rocks close together. The bank in the southern part of East Ardougne is also a very short walk away. There are a number of level 21 grizzly bears in the area who will attack players below 43 Combat.

Similar in setup to the Legends' Guild mine is the Piscatoris mine as it also has three iron rocks close together. After completion of Swan Song, players can bank their iron at the Piscatoris Fishing Colony.

The Museum Camp also contains 7 iron ore and has a bank a couple of seconds south of it, provided you have built it.

You can get 150 iron ores with a 2.75% chance from the Crystal chest using a crystal key.

They are also a random item given from thieving from H.A.M Members.

Smelting[edit | edit source]

Players with 15 or higher Smithing can smelt iron ore into an iron bar by using it on a furnace, granting 12.5 Smithing experience, although there is only a 50% chance that you will be able to get a bar out of it unless smelted while wearing a ring of forging, using the Superheat Item spell from the standard spellbook, or using the Blast Furnace, in which case the chance will be 100%. Note: The chance of successfully smelting a bar of iron unaided is 50% regardless of level. A player can only smelt 140 iron ores while wearing a ring of forging before it melts; however, the cost of the ring is easily offset by the increased experience and profit from successful smelts.

Item spawns[edit | edit source]

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Alexis24 Multicombat.png5Unknown
Ammonite Crab25 Multicombat.png14/128
Banshee23 Multicombat.png11/128
Barbarian8–17 Multicombat.png1Common
Barbarian Assault/RewardsN/A Casket.png2001/32
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A Casket.png(noted)Rare
Black Guard Berserker66 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Borrokar48 Multicombat.png5Uncommon
Brimstone chestN/A Casket.png350–500 (noted)1/20
Cave goblin (NPC)36 Thieving icon.png1; 2; 3; 4Uncommon
Cave goblin miner11 Multicombat.png2; 7Uncommon
Chest (Rogues' Castle)84 Thieving icon.png10Uncommon
Christmas crackerN/A Casket.png(noted)1/8.5
Crystal chestN/A Casket.png150 (noted)9/116
Dagannoth Rex303 Multicombat.png150 (noted)1/128
Dark warrior8; 145 Multicombat.png1Common
Desert Lizard24 Multicombat.png1Common
Dwarf10 Multicombat.png1Uncommon(4/128)
Flesh Crawler28; 35; 41 Multicombat.png1Common
Flesh Crawler28; 35; 41 Multicombat.png3–10 (noted)Common
Freidir48 Multicombat.png1–5Uncommon
Giant Mole230 Multicombat.png100 (noted)2/128
Giant lobster45 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Giant rockslug86 Multicombat.png1Common
Guard19; 20; 21; 22 Multicombat.png1Rare
H.A.M. Guard12; 18; 22 Multicombat.png12/110
H.A.M. Member15; 20 Thieving icon.png1Uncommon
Jungle horror70 Multicombat.png1Common
Kourend guard21 Multicombat.png1Rare
Kourend head guard84 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Lanzig48 Multicombat.png5Common
Larran's big chestN/A Casket.png500–644 (noted)Common
Larran's small chestN/A Casket.pngUnknownCommon
Lizard42 Multicombat.png1–2 (noted)Common
Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png24–35 (noted)Common
Market Guard48 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Rock Crab13 Multicombat.png12/128
Rock golem (monster)14–159 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Rockslug29 Multicombat.png1Common
Sand Crab15 Multicombat.png12/128
Screaming banshee70 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeletal Wyvern140 Multicombat.png200 (noted)3/128
Skeleton21–85 Multicombat.png1Rare
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair)40–87 Multicombat.png2Unknown
Small Lizard12 Multicombat.png(noted)Common
Sulphur Lizard50 Multicombat.png5–10 (noted)21.5/128
Supply crateN/A Casket.png5–15 (noted)Varies
Swamp Crab55 Multicombat.png1–2Uncommon
Thug10 Multicombat.png14/128
Tower guard28 Multicombat.pngUnknownUnknown
Town Guard (Hosidius)19; 22 Multicombat.png1Rare
TzHaar-Hur-Rin's Ore and Gem Store75; 82 Thieving icon.png1Unknown
Uncleaned findN/A Casket.png1Random
Werewolf88; 93 Multicombat.png1–5Uncommon
White Knight36; 38; 39; 42 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Yuri24 Multicombat.png5Rare
Zalcano336 Multicombat.png100–400 (noted)Varies
Zombie pirate57 Multicombat.png1Uncommon

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Hendor's Awesome OresMining Guild0Coins 5.png 17Coins 5.png 11F2P icon.png
Drogo's Mining Emporium.Dwarven Mines0Coins 5.png 17Coins 5.png 11F2P icon.png
Ore storeJatizso10Coins 5.png 18Coins 5.png 11P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem Store (Karamja gloves)Mor Ul Rek2Tokkul 5.png 22Tokkul 5.png 5P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur-Rin's Ore and Gem Store (Karamja gloves)Mor Ul Rek15Tokkul 5.png 22Tokkul 5.png 5P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem StoreMor Ul Rek2Tokkul 25.png 25Tokkul 2.png 2P2P icon.png
Ore seller.Blast Furnace in Keldagrim100Coins 25.png 25Coins 5.png 6P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Hur-Rin's Ore and Gem StoreMor Ul Rek15Tokkul 25.png 25Tokkul 2.png 2P2P icon.png