|“||Fast but expiring source of Coin.||”|
Silver Mine is a natural resource that contains coin in Age of Empires III. Silver mines are more common on the map than Gold Mines, which contain two-and-a-half times the amount of coin. Each Silver Mine contains 2,000 coin, which can be mined by Settlers, Villagers, Coureur des Bois, as well as Miners.
|“||The mountain called Cerro Rico housed a fabulously rich silver mine. The mining town of Potosi, in what is now Bolivia, mushroomed to service these mines. Spanish viceroys - charged with overseeing Spain's interests - exploited the Incan concept of public service, mita, to work the mines. Much of the silver siphoned back to Spain from the New World was from the mines of Potosi.||”|