How to Get Ores / Steel Pickaxe
Iron ore is obtainable on the right side of the mines. There are about three rocks you can break each day that will drop it.
You can craft it into steel using Iron and Coal. However, to create the steel pickaxe also requires redwood.
You can find those trees by going to the first forest area, and taking the long path to the right. You will have to blow up the rock there with a bomb, and then you can get the redwood for the recipe (the recipe is purchased at Sally’s).