Iron Ore

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Iron Ore
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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 Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Boreal CrateBoreal CrateBoreal Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Bramble CrateBramble CrateBramble Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Corrupt CrateCorrupt CrateCorrupt Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Crimson CrateCrimson CrateCrimson Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Defiled CrateDefiled CrateDefiled Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Divine CrateDivine CrateDivine Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Dungeon CrateDungeon CrateDungeon Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Frozen CrateFrozen CrateFrozen Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Hallowed CrateHallowed CrateHallowed Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Hellstone CrateHellstone CrateHellstone Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Hematic CrateHematic CrateHematic Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Iron CrateIron CrateIron Crate12–212.78*1/36 (2.78%)
Jungle CrateJungle CrateJungle Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Mirage CrateMirage CrateMirage Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Mythril CrateMythril CrateMythril Crate12–211.39*1/72 (1.39%)
Oasis CrateOasis CrateOasis Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Obsidian CrateObsidian CrateObsidian Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Ocean CrateOcean CrateOcean Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Pearlwood CratePearlwood CratePearlwood Crate4–151.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Seaside CrateSeaside CrateSeaside Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Sky CrateSky CrateSky Crate20–351.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Stockade CrateStockade CrateStockade Crate20–350.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Wooden CrateWooden CrateWooden Crate4–153.57*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.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Iron OreIron OreChlorophyte ExtractinatorChlorophyte Extractinator Conversion
ShimmerShimmer Transmutation

Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Lead OreLead OreChlorophyte ExtractinatorChlorophyte Extractinator Conversion
Iron BarIron BarFurnaceFurnace
Iron BrickIron Brick5
Ironskin PotionIronskin PotionPlaced BottlePlaced Bottle
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table
Tin OreTin OreShimmerShimmer Transmutation


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



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