|Gold Shaft Mining|
|Introduced in||The Age of Kings|
|Researched at||Mining Camp|
|Required research||Gold Mining|
|Research time||75 seconds|
|Effect||Villagers gather gold 15% faster|
It is worth noting that the Turks already mine gold 20% faster due to their civilization bonus but still get Gold Shaft Mining. As a consequence, they have the fastest gold mining is the game. The Indians are the second fastest, getting another +10% bonus out of their unique technology Sultans.
Civilization bonuses Edit
- Chinese: Gold Shaft Mining is 15%/20% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.
- Malians: Gold Shaft Mining is free.
The Age of Kings Edit
- Japanese: Cannot research Gold Shaft Mining.
The Forgotten Edit
- Japanese: Gold Shaft Mining added to the technology tree.
When sources of gold and silver near the surface were exhausted, miners developed technology for going deep underground. This involved building lifts to send men down and bring ore up. It required pumps to pull water up and push air down. And it required new tunneling techniques for shoring up mine galleries and shafts to prevent cave-ins. Some of the richest silver mines were found in Eastern Europe.
|Economic Technologies (Age of Empires II)|
Town Center: I: Loom II: Wheelbarrow III: Hand Cart