“A common ore that can be smelted into bars.”
Copper Ore is one of the common items here in Stardew Valley which has different uses in the game both raw and when processed.
This is one of the earliest types of ore that you can obtain in the gain as it drops early on when you visit the mines.
While this resource may be more common than the others, you will need a good supply of it early on if you want to progress.
Where to Get Copper Ore?
Copper Ore can only be found in the mines and usually drops by a good chance when you are exploring floors 2-39.
Copper Ore can also be dropped by Metal Heads Monsters on floors 80-119 of the Mines, and also found in breakable barrels and crates in the Mines.
How to Get Copper Ore?
Being a type of ore in Stardew Valley, it is pretty much given that to obtain Copper Ore, you will need to go to the mines.
You can destroy Copper Nodes when you are in the mines and they will have a chance to drop Copper Ore, making it necessary to spend time breaking them.
Lets see below the process of getting Copper Ore more in detail:
1) Mining Minerals
While you explore the mines, you will stumble upon Copper Nodes, which are distinguishable by the orange dots on them.
Destroying a Copper Node guarantees that you will be able to obtain at least one or more Copper Ore, but this can be improved with the Miner Profession.
Upgrading your Pickaxe is the best way to farm Copper Ore as it allows you to destroy Copper Nodes easily with fewer hits.
2) Buy from the Blacksmith
If you are low on Copper Ore and don’t feel like heading back to the mines, you can always visit the blacksmith.
The Blacksmith sells Copper Ore for 75g each year and later 150g once you have progressed past 2 or more years.
By the time you have a lot of money, you should be able to purchase as much Copper Ore as you need if you don’t want to mine them.
Other Ways To Get Copper Ore
- Skull Cavern
- Dropped by Copper Slimes
- Artifact Spot
- Traveling Cart
- Stone Fish Pond
Copper Ore Uses
The main common use of Copper Ore in the game Stardew valley is smelting it using Furnace and Coal to produce Copper Bars that can be used in crafting.
Aside from being Smelted to a Copper Bar, you can also use Copper Ore to craft the following:
- Cherry Bomb
- Flute Block
- Drum Block
Having a lot of Copper Ore is good for later on when you need to craft the Furnace, as this will be your main way to smelt different kinds of ore in Stardew Valley.
If you get your hands on a lot of Copper Ore, you can craft as many Furnaces as you need and will have a good supply of Copper Bars for later.
Since Copper Ore is one of the earlier resources you get from the mines, you will need a good amount before you can progress to getting other types.