How to Find Copper, Iron, Tin, Silver, Obsidian, and Black Metal Scraps – Valheim Wiki Guide


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Looking to mine and smelt a specific type of metal? Well, we have you covered in our complete guide to finding and mining every type of ore in Valheim below.

How to Find Copper Ore in Valheim

Found within the Black Forest biomes, you will find large moss covered rocks that feature copper colored inclusions all throughout the rock and in order to mine it, you will require an Antler Pickaxe or better.

You will know once you have found the correct type of rock, as it will read “Copper Deposit”.

While mining the Copper ore, you will also receive Stone as the Copper ore is embedded within the large stone rock.

It is worth keeping in mind that Copper ore frequently runs very deep, so even though you may have thought you have mined all of the Copper within the rock, you will want to continue mining the entire rock area as it may be hidden further beneath the ground.


How to Smelt a Copper Bar

In order to smelt a Copper ingot, you will need x2 Coal and x1 Copper ore to smelt a single Copper bar. Upon smelting the Copper bar, you will be able to use it to craft the following items:

How to Find Iron in Valheim

Requiring either an Antler Pickaxe or Bronze Pickaxe in order to mine it, you will only find Iron ore within the Swamp biome.

Available through two different methods, you can firstly find Iron ore by searching the Swamp for hidden Muddy Scrap Piles. To find these piles you will need to have your Wishbone equipped – an item that is obtained by defeating the Bonemass boss.

As you explore the Swamp biome, use the Wishbone’s unique pulsing effect and watch as it becomes stronger and the pinging noise starts to sound more rapidly. This will eventually lead you to hidden Muddy Scrap Piles that can be mined just like any other resource.

Alternatively, you can find a more reliable and consistent method of locating Muddy Scrap Piles by exploring Sunken Crypts. These crypts are usually fairly easy to spot as they are normally surrounded by enemies and are heavily lit with bright green glowing torches and a large metal gate.Entering a Sunken Crypt isn’t as easy as you might have hoped though, as they require a Swamp Key in order to unlock the door. A Swamp Key can only be obtained by defeating the second boss, The Elder.

Once you have opened the Sunken Crypt, enter the flooded dungeon and look for large Muddy Scrap Piles that can often be found blocking doorways.

If you’re still struggling to find Iron, it is also a somewhat rare drop from killing Oozer’s and from mining Meteor Craters.

How to Smelt an Iron Bar

In order to turn Scrap Iron into a more useable form, you will need to use them on a Smelter. To make an Iron bar you will require x2 Coal and x1 Iron to make an Iron bar.

How to Find Tin Ore in Valheim

Found within the Black Forest biome, Tin ore can be found when exploring the shorelines and riverbanks of the Black Forest for small rocks that feature a streak of black through them.

It is worth mentioning that you will need an Antler Pickaxe or better to mine Tin ore.

How to Smelt a Tin Bar

In order to smelt a Tin ingot, you will need x2 Coal and x1 Tin ore to smelt a bar of Tin. Once you have smelted the Tin ore into a Tin ingot, you will be able to craft the following items:

Found within the Mountains biome, Silver ore can be mined from deposits that are primarily hidden beneath the ground.

Please note that Silver ore can only be mined with an Iron pickaxe or better.

While it is very possible to find Silver veins on the surface of large mountain tops, the chances of this occurring is quite rare so we highly recommend acquiring the Wishbone, as it will allow for a much more reliable and consistent method for finding and mining Silver ore.

If you have yet to defeat the Bonemass boss to obtain the Wishbone, click the following link to find our step-by-step guide for How to Defeat Bonemass.

Once you’re in the Mountain biome, equip the Wishbone and watch as the green particle effect begins pulse from your character. As the pulsing effect becomes stronger and the pinging noise starts to sound more rapidly, take out your pickaxe and start mining beneath the ground. If you are digging in the correct location, you should find Silver ore beneath the ground. If you’re still struggling, do keep in mind that some of the smaller Mountain biomes will not contain Silver veins, so definitely consider checking out some of the larger biomes for more luck!

How to Find Black Metal Scraps in Valheim

Unlike other metals, Black Metal Scraps can not be mined from a natural source like Iron, Tin, and Copper, as they can only be obtained as a drop from Fulings.

Fulings are best described as a small goblin-like creature and can be found within the Plains biome. You will also find them in the Meadows and Black Forest biomes at night once you have defeated Yagluth.

How to Smelt Black Metal Scraps

In order to smelt the Black Metal Scrap, you will require x2 Coal per Black Metal Scrap piece. Once you have smelted the Black Metal Scrap into a Black Metal ingot, you will be able to craft the following items:

How to Find Obsidian in Valheim

Located within the Mountain biome, you will find Obsidian when mining the black colored rocks that can be found along the top of the mountain biomes. These rocks are often out in the open and are not buried beneath the surface.Please keep in mind that you will require an Iron Pickaxe in order to mine Obsidian. Obsidian can be be used to craft the following items:

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