Iron mining in the United States produced 42.5 million metric tons of iron ore in 2015, worth US$3.8 billion. Iron ore was the third-highest-value metal mined in the United States, after gold and copper.
Iron Ore is obtained by mining iron nodes with a pickaxe. It can also be found in Fishing Treasure Chests, Garbage Cans, or any of the 4 types of geode. It can be purchased from the Blacksmith for 150g.