Copper ore is an ore, which can be smelted in a furnace along with a piece of tin ore to create a bronze bar. copper ore, along with tin ore, are the first ores a player can mine using the mining skill, and has no requirements to mine. With mining this it grants 17.5 mining experience.
It can be found in various mines around the map, most notably the lumbridge swamp mine.
A player can smelt copper ore into a bronze bar through the smithing skill by using it on a furnace along with tin ore, granting 6.2 smithing experience, requiring level 1 smithing. bronze bars can be used on anvils with a hammer to create bronze items.