04/01/2001· At level 30 Smithing, players can smelt 1 iron ore and 2 coal into a Steel bar; this produces a profit of 241 coins, and granting Smithing experience. Smelting steel at the Blast Furnace in Keldagrim only requires 1 iron ore and 1 coal; producing a profit of 379 coins. Transmutation Edit
Pure iron is a soft, grayishwhite metal. Although iron is a common element, pure iron is almost never found in nature. The only pure iron known to exist naturally comes from fallen meteorites. Most iron is found in minerals formed by the combination of iron with other elements. Iron oxides are the most common.
Iron ore is used to make iron and steel and iron is produced in a blast furnace by reducing iron oxides with carbon and it is the carbon that removes the oxygen from the iron oxides – the carbon is known as the reducing agent.
How does the blast furnace work? The Blast Furnace is a large steel structure about 30 metres high. It is lined with refractory firebricks that can withstand temperatures approaching 2000 o C. The furnace gets its name from the method that is used to heat it. Preheated air at about 1000 o C is blasted into the furnace through nozzles near its .