Iron ore is an ore, which can be smelted in a furnace to create Iron Bar with level 15 Smithing. When smelting Iron Ore, you have 50% chance of failing and losing the ore without receiving Iron Bar back. Iron can be mined from iron rocks with level 15 Mining at ::mining. You need pickaxe to be able to mine ores, which can be bought from Bob at the armory. Iron Ore costs 17 coins from Bob.