This article is about the technology in Age of Empires II. For the similar technology in Age of Empires, see Gold Mining (Age of Empires).
Gold Mining
Introduced in KingsIcon The Age of Kings
Civilization All civilizations
Age Feudal-age-reseach Feudal Age
Researched at MiningCamp-icon Mining Camp
Required for Goldshaftmining Gold Shaft Mining
Research time 30 seconds
Research cost
Wood 75
Food 100
Effect Villagers gather gold 15% faster

Gold Mining is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Mining Camp once the Feudal Age is reached. Once researched, it allows Villagers to gather gold 15% faster. Gold Shaft Mining is the further upgrade of this technology.

Civilization bonuses Edit

  • Chinese: Gold Mining is 10%/15%/20% cheaper in the Feudal/Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Malians: Gold Mining is free.

History Edit

The search for gold and silver since ancient and even prehistoric times meant that by the Dark Ages there was little of these precious metals to be found on the surface. To find more, it had to be mined from underground. The technology of gold prospecting and gold mining advanced during the early part of the Middle Ages, driven by the need for currency and demand for jewelry.

Economic technologies in Age of Empires II

Town Center: I: Loom II: Wheelbarrow III: Hand Cart
Dock: III: Gillnets
Lumber Camp: II: Double-Bit Axe III: Bow Saw IV: Two-Man Saw
Mill: II: Horse Collar III: Heavy Plow IV: Crop Rotation
Mining Camp: II: Gold MiningStone Mining III: Gold Shaft MiningStone Shaft Mining
Market: II: CartographyCoinage III: BankingCaravan IV: Guilds