Copper Ore

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Copper Ore
  • Copper Ore item spriteold Copper Ore item sprite
  • Copper Ore placed
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Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research100 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
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%)

Copper Ore is an early game ore, which spawns on the surface as well as in the Underground and Cavern layers. It is the weakest and most easily obtained tier of ore in the game. Its primary use is to make Copper Bars, which can be used to create the Copper tier of equipment. The equivalent of Copper Ore is Tin Ore, which will sometimes replace Copper in a world. Copper Ore has a small chance to appear as a bonus drop from slimes.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Copper BarCopper BarFurnaceFurnace
Copper BrickCopper Brick
Copper PlatingCopper PlatingHeavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench
total: 3 row(s)



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


  • Similar to Tin Ore, new players may want to consider skipping mining Copper Ore early on, so they can focus on collecting Iron or better ores instead.
    • This is because Copper armor and tools offer only a small improvement over Wood/Cactus armors which are accessible at the start. Additionally, the collection may not be worth the time invested as copper equipment is often quickly replaced by equipment from stronger metals.
  • However, Copper Ore is used in some decorative recipes and may become more desirable to the player as mining becomes easier and quicker.

See also


  • Desktop
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    • Changed block texture from Copper Ore (placed) (old).png to Copper Ore (placed).png.
  • Desktop 1.2: Copper Ore will now sometimes not generate with a world, being replaced by Tin Ore.
  • Mobile 1.2.6508: Copper Ore will now sometimes not generate in a world, being replaced by Tin Ore.