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

Stone 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 stone 15% faster.

Stone Shaft Mining is the further upgrade of this technology.

Civilization bonuses[]

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


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The principal building material in Europe during the Dark Ages was wood, which was available in abundance. Next most useful was stone salvaged from decaying Roman buildings that no one knew how to repair. As civilization coalesced in this area once more, the construction trades revived and stone became more desirable and affordable as a building material. Stone mining, or quarrying, required technology for making stone-cutting tools and moving stone from the quarry to the building site.