|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).|
|Introduced in||The Age of Kings|
|Researched at||Mining Camp|
|Required for||Gold Shaft Mining|
|Research time||30 seconds|
|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.
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 (Age of Empires II)|
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