|Gold Shaft MiningFile:Goldshaftmining.jpg|
|Age Available||Castle Age|
|Stats||Villagers gather Gold 15% faster|
|Available To||See table|
- Turks additionally mine gold 15% faster as a civ bonus.
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