Iron Ingots are the material obtained from the smelting of Iron Ore in a furnace. They are used to make a wide variety of items such as armor, iron tools and weapons. Iron ingots are also needed to craft Minecarts, Rails, Iron Bars, Buckets, Shears, Flint and Steel and Compasses. Iron tools are capable of mining the same blocks that diamond tools, except obsidian. This makes it one of the most useful items in-game. Aside from smelting, iron ingots can be obtained from Chests located throughout the world. They are most commonly found in the chest in the Blacksmith shop of a NPC Village.