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Ore is metals or minerals that are not or cannot be smelted.

Overview

Ores are usually found in caves or stone islands. Commonly found is stone, along with the ore. Some ores cannot be smelted, such as coal and sulfur. Metal ores cannot be used unless they are smelted.

Coal

The most common ore, coal is found almost anywhere. It is most commonly used for steel, but can be used as fuel as well.

Tin

Tin is a slightly uncommon ore, usually found near coal. It is only used to make the tin bucket or bronze.

Copper

Another uncommon ore, copper is used to make a variety of tools- the copper knife, sword, axe, and pickaxe. However, copper is most commonly used to craft bronze, a stronger tool. Due to this, many players consider copper useless because it can be easily skipped over to the bronze tier tools.

Sulfur

Most likely the most underused ore, sulfur is usually(and only) used for making bombs. However, since it only spawns on 2 islands (sulfur/arches) and many players don't usually head there, sulfur is rarely seen. Before bombs exploded, this ore was considered completely useless and a waste of time.

Mithril

The strongest and the most difficult to obtain, mithril is used by experienced players all around. It is used to make the mithril knife, sword, pickaxe, and axe. It only spawns on 3 locations: The Arches, the Lone Mountain, and in the secret cave on the Mainland. The Arches contain the most mithril, however, the secret cave is the most conveinent.