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Gold Shaft MiningFile:Goldshaftmining.jpg
Age AvailableCastle Age
BuildingMining Camp
Cost150 Wood,
200 Food
StatsVillagers gather Gold 15% faster
Available ToSee table
Gold Shaft Mining is a Technology that can be researched at the Mining Camp. This Technology allows Villagers to gather Gold 15% faster.
Technology availability
Available Unavailable
  • Turks additionally mine gold 15% faster as a civ bonus.

History Edit

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
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
Castle: IV: ConscriptionSappersSpiesTreason (Regicide)

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