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Iron Ore
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  • Iron Ore placed
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Placeable (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research100 required
Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Azure CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsAzure CrateAzure Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Boreal CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsBoreal CrateBoreal Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Bramble CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsBramble CrateBramble Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Corrupt CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsCorrupt CrateCorrupt Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Crimson CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsCrimson CrateCrimson Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Defiled CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsDefiled CrateDefiled Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Divine CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsDivine CrateDivine Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Dungeon CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsDungeon CrateDungeon Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Frozen CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsFrozen CrateFrozen Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Hallowed CrateHallowed CrateHallowed Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Hellstone CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsHellstone CrateHellstone Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Hematic CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsHematic CrateHematic Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Iron CrateIron CrateIron Crate18–292.78*1/36 (2.78%)
Jungle CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsJungle CrateJungle Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Mirage CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsMirage CrateMirage Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Mythril CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsMythril CrateMythril Crate18–291.39*1/72 (1.39%)
Oasis CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsOasis CrateOasis Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Obsidian CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsObsidian CrateObsidian Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Ocean CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsOcean CrateOcean Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Pearlwood CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsPearlwood CratePearlwood Crate6–231.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Seaside CrateSeaside CrateSeaside Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Sky CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsSky CrateSky Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Stockade CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsStockade CrateStockade Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Wooden CrateWooden CrateWooden Crate6–233.57*1/28 (3.57%)

Iron Ore is an early-game ore that generates upon world creation on the surface, as well as in the Underground and Cavern layers. Its primary use is in crafting Iron Bars, which can then be used to craft the Iron tier of tools, weapons, and armor, as well as Buckets, Chains, and several other items. The equivalent of Iron Ore is Lead Ore, which will sometimes replace Iron in a world. Iron Ore has a small chance to appear as a bonus drop from slimes. Furthermore, it can be obtained from all types of crates.

As Iron Bars are needed to create an Iron Anvil, Iron Ore must usually be obtained before any weapons or armor can be created out of metal bars. While this can be circumvented by purchasing an Iron Anvil from the Merchant, that is generally inefficient, as it is not difficult to find 15 Iron Ore early on in the game.


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ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Iron BarIron BarFurnaceFurnace
Iron BrickIron Brick
Ironskin PotionIronskin PotionPlaced BottlePlaced Bottle
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table
total: 3 row(s)


Achievement Ooo! Shiny!.png
Ooo! Shiny! • Mine your first nugget of ore with a pickaxe.
Mine your first ore.



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