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Iron Ore
  • Iron Ore item spriteold Iron Ore item sprite
  • Iron Ore placed
Auto-use
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Statistics
Type
Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell1
Research100 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
EntityQty.Rate
Azure CrateAzure CrateAzure Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Boreal CrateBoreal CrateBoreal Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Bramble CrateBramble CrateBramble Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Corrupt CrateCorrupt CrateCorrupt Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Crimson CrateCrimson CrateCrimson Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Defiled CrateDefiled CrateDefiled Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Divine CrateDivine CrateDivine Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Dungeon CrateDungeon CrateDungeon Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Frozen CrateFrozen CrateFrozen Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Hallowed CrateHallowed CrateHallowed Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Hellstone CrateHellstone CrateHellstone Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Hematic CrateHematic CrateHematic Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Iron CrateIron CrateIron Crate18–292.78*1/36 (2.78%)
Jungle CrateJungle CrateJungle Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Mirage CrateMirage CrateMirage Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Mythril CrateMythril CrateMythril Crate18–291.39*1/72 (1.39%)
Oasis CrateOasis CrateOasis Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Obsidian CrateObsidian CrateObsidian Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Ocean CrateOcean CrateOcean Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Pearlwood CratePearlwood CratePearlwood Crate6–231.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Seaside CrateSeaside CrateSeaside Crate30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Sky CrateSky CrateSky Crate30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Stockade CrateStockade 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.

Crafting[]

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Iron BarIron Bar
  • Iron OreIron Ore (3)
FurnaceFurnace
Iron BrickIron Brick
Ironskin PotionIronskin PotionPlaced BottlePlaced Bottle
or
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table
total: 3 row(s)

Achievements[]

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

Trivia[]

History[]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Changed item texture from Iron Ore (old).png to Iron Ore.png.
    • Changed block texture from Iron Ore (placed) (pre-1.3.0.1).png to Iron Ore (placed).png.

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