Iron Ore is an earlygame ore that generates upon world creation on the surface, as well as in the Underground and Cavern layers. Its primary use is in crafting Iron Bars, which can then be used to craft the Iron tier of tools, weapons, and armor, as well as Buckets, Chains, and several other items.
Iron mining in the United States produced million metric tons of iron ore in 2015, worth US billion. Iron ore was the thirdhighestvalue metal mined in the United States, after gold and copper. Iron ore was mined from nine active mines and three reclamation operations in Michigan, Minnesota, and of the iron ore was mined in northern Minnesota's Mesabi Range.