In Dinkum, there are three types of Ores, copper, tin, and iron. Iron is by far the hardest one to get. And because of its difficulty and rarity, you can make the best tools and items using Iron Ore and Iron Bars.
Dinkum: How to Get Iron Bar
Step 1: Get Basic PickAxe
As soon as you are able to get the basic pickaxe to go and buy it from Fletch.
Step 2: Mine Copper Ores
You need to mine copper ores in order to get Iron bars later on. The reason behind this is that you need enough mining experience to unlock Copper Pickaxe.
Step 3: Get Copper PickAxe
After getting enough mining experience and being a level 5 Miner, you will be able to buy Copper Pickaxe from Fletch.
Step 4: Mine Iron Ore
Once you have the Copper Pickaxe you will be able to mine Iron Ore deposits in Dinkum.
Step 5: Smelt Iron Ore in Furnance
Buy Furnace from John’s Shop and insert Iron Ore inside it. Iron Ore will get converted to Iron Bars, and that’s how you get Iron Bars in Dinkum.
Remember that Crude Furnance that you can craft yourself can not smelt Iron Ore, it can only smelt tin and copper ores.
Where to Find Iron Ores in Dinkum
You can find Iron Ore deposits in the deserts of Dinkum. The Iron Ores will be huge rock deposits, unlike the Copper and Tin Ores you find. You need a Copper Pickaxe to be able to mine Iron Ores.
2. Deep Mine
The second place where you can find Iron Ores is the Deep Mine. Deep Mine will give you access to unlimited ores including the rarest Iron Ore. However, the Deep mine is difficult to explore because of its risks. Hence it is recommended to go through the in-depth guide before accessing the Deep Mine. For the guide refer to this article: Deep Mine In-Depth Guide.
Did you know that you can find Iron Ore in the water as well? Simply jump on the huge rocks that you can see poking out of the water. Once you are on the rock start swinging your pick axe! This will give you Iron Ore!