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v11Iron Ore
Item 11
Type Block
Sub-Type Ore
Placeable Yes
Max Stack 999
Quality Tier 0
Sell Value 1 SilverCoin Small
This item cannot be crafted.
Material In Iron Bar
Ironskin Potion

Iron Ore is the second tier of smelt-able metals after Copper Ore. It can be found almost everywhere in small to medium sized veins. It is hard to distinguish from stone, especially in poor/colored lighting. It is used in tools and armor as well as Furniture (both functional and cosmetic).

Three Iron Ore can be smelted into an Iron Bar at a Furnace.


An Iron Ore vein


  • Since v1.2, there is a chance that your world will have all of it's Iron Ore replaced with Lead Ore during world generation, which will only allow you to craft Lead Bars instead of Iron Bars. Those two ore types may look different, but their functionality is the same. So you can make chains, chests etc. that would originally use iron to make. If lead is in a generated world, then iron will not be.

Update Info


  • Now stacks to 999.


  • Sprite now has a sparkling effect.

PC release

  • Added to the game.


Original Metals Alternative Metals

Copper Ore Copper Ore

Copper Bar Copper Bar

Tin Ore Tin Ore

Tin Bar Tin Bar

Iron Ore Iron Ore

Iron bar1 Iron Bar

Lead Ore Lead Ore

Lead Bar Lead Bar

Silver Ore Silver Ore

Silver bar1 Silver Bar

Tungsten Ore Tungsten Ore

Tungsten Bar Tungsten Bar

Gold Ore Gold Ore

Gold Bar Gold Bar

Platinum Ore Platinum Ore

Platinum Bar2 Platinum Bar

Demonite ore1 Demonite Ore

Demonite bar Demonite Bar

Crimtane Ore Crimtane Ore

Crimtane Bar Crimtane Bar

Hard Mode Metals

Cobalt Ore Cobalt Ore

Cobalt Bar Cobalt Bar

Palladium Ore Palladium Ore

Palladium Bar Palladium Bar

Mythril Ore Mythril Ore

Mythril Bar Mythril Bar

Orichalcum Ore Orichalcum Ore

Orichalcum Bar Orichalcum Bar

Adamantite Ore Adamantite Ore

Adamantite Bar Adamantite Bar

Titanium Ore Titanium Ore

Titanium Bar Titanium Bar

Chlorophyte Ore Chlorophyte Ore

Chlorophyte Bar Chlorophyte Bar

Hallowed Bar Hallowed Bar

Shroomite Bar Shroomite Bar

Other Minerals & Materials

Meteorite ore Meteorite Ore

Meteorite bar Meteorite Bar

Hellstone1 Hellstone

Hellstone Bar Hellstone Bar

Ectoplasm Ectoplasm

Obsidian1 Obsidian

Items Requiring Iron
Tools Chain · Iron Axe · Iron Hammer · Iron Pickaxe
Weapons Flamethrower · Iron Bow · Iron Broadsword · Iron Shortsword
Armor Iron Helmet · Iron Chainmail · Iron Greaves
Potions Ironskin Potion
Crafting Stations Cooking Pot · Glass Kiln · Heavy Work Bench · Iron Anvil · Sawmill
Furniture Barrel · Bathtub · Blacksmith Rack · Blue Dungeon Chest · Bone Chest · Bone Clock · Boreal Wood Chest · Boreal Wood Clock · Cactus Chest · Cactus Clock · Carpentry Rack · Chest · Dynasty Bathtub · Dynasty Chest · Dynasty Clock · Ebonwood Chest · Ebonwood Clock · Flesh Chest · Flesh Clock · Frozen Clock · Glass Chest · Glass Clock · Grandfather Clock · Green Dungeon Chest · Helmet Rack · Honey Chest · Honey Clock · Iron Door · Iron Fence · Lamp Post · Living Wood Clock · Lihzahrd Clock · Mushroom Chest · Mushroom Clock · Obsidian Chest · Palm Wood Chest · Palm Wood Clock · Pearlwood Chest · Pearlwood Clock · Pink Dungeon Chest · Pumpkin Chest · Pumpkin Clock · Rich Mahogany Chest · Rich Mahogany Clock · Shadewood Chest · Shadewood Clock · Slime Chest · Slime Clock · Spear Rack · Spooky Chest · Spooky Clock · Steampunk Chest · Steampunk Clock · Sunplate Clock · Sword Rack · Toilet · Trash Can
Other Empty Bucket · Inlet Pump · Iron Bar · Mechanical Eye · Mechanical Skull · Mechanical Worm · Minecart Track · Outlet Pump

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