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This article is about the technology in Age of Empires II. For the technology in Age of Empires, see Gold Mining (Age of Empires).

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[]

  • Bohemians: Gold Mining is free.
  • Burgundians: Can research Gold Mining in the Dark Age. Gold Mining costs -50% food.
  • Chinese: Gold Mining is 10%/15%/20% cheaper in the Feudal/Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Portuguese: Gold Mining is researched 30% faster.
  • Vietnamese: Gold Mining costs no wood.


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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.