Metal Set Base Metals
Type Ore
Data Values (Vein) ID: 901
Data Values (Brick) ID: 902
Mineable Level: 2
Experience Rewarded 3
Tool Stats
Durability 251
Mining Level 3
Enchantability 14
Spawn info
Veins per Chunk 6
Ore per Vein 6

Iron is a standard Ore included in vanilla minecraft, and enhanced in the Base Metals pack. Iron, somewhat reflecting reality, is useful for it's good durability, accessability, mining level, and use in creating Alloys. These factors contribute to Iron being one of the most widely used metals in the crafting recipes of other mods and vanilla items. As a result, Iron is widely considered the baseline for tools in minecraft, and retains this status in Metallurgy.


Iron is used in more alloys than any other metal. Iron dust can be combined with Manganese dust to make Steel, the most basic next-tier alloy. If you do not have manganese, iron dust can also be mixed with Bronze dust to make Damascus Steel, a median material between unalloyed Iron and Steel. Lastly, iron dust can be mixed with Gold dust to create Angmallen, a unique and highly enchantable metal.


Like other metallurgy metals, iron ingots can be crafted in a 2x2 grid to create a decorative iron brick block. Iron is also used to craft the 4th tier Furnace and Crusher.