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This text dates to 11 December 2001.

Mining oreEdit

  • First locate a rocky outcrop, these are scattered at various points in the world.
  • Prospect the rock to determine what ore it contains by right clicking on it.
  • You will sometimes fail to find any ore in the rock, so examine it a few times.
  • If the rock contains no ore you will always fail to find anything.
  • Once you have located an ore, use a pickaxe with the rock to extract it.

Refining oreEdit

  • Take your ore to the furnace to smelt it into a bar of metal.
  • There is a furnace in Lumbridge near the starting point.
  • Use copper and tin ore in the furnace to make a bar of bronze.
  • Use iron ore in the furnace to make a bar of iron.
  • As your smithing skill advances you will be able to smelt several other metals.

Forging weapons and armourEdit

  • First you need at least 1 bar of metal and a hammer.
  • Go to the forge in Varrock, where there are 2 anvils.
  • Use the bar of metal with the anvil to make an item.
  • Large items require more than 1 bar of metal.
  • To start with you will only be able to make simple items like daggers.
  • With practice your ability will advance so you can make more expensive items.

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