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Stone Shaft Mining is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Mining Camp or Mule Cart once the Castle Age is reached. Once researched, it allows Villagers to gather stone 15% faster.

The Koreans already mine stone 20% faster due to their civilization bonus but are still able to research Stone Shaft Mining. As a result, they have the fastest stone mining in the game.

Availability chart[]

Stoneshaftminingavailable AvailableStoneshaftminingunavailable Unavailable

Civilization bonuses[]

  • Bohemians AoE2 Bohemians: Stone Shaft Mining is free.
  • Burgundians AoE2 Burgundians: Can research Stone Shaft Mining in the Feudal Age. Stone Shaft Mining costs -33% food.
  • Chinese AoE2 Chinese: Stone Shaft Mining is 10%/15% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Spanish AoE2 Spanish: Receive 20 gold after researching Stone Shaft Mining.
  • Vietnamese AoE2 Vietnamese: Researching Stone Shaft Mining is 100% faster and costs no wood.

Team bonuses[]

  • Portuguese AoE2 Portuguese: Researching Stone Shaft Mining is 25% faster.

Changelog[]

AoE2-DLCicon-4 Rise of the Rajas[]

  • Vietnamese AoE2 Vietnamese: Stone Shaft Mining costs the regular price.

AoEIIDE icon Definitive Edition[]

AoE2Icon-LordsWest Lords of the West[]

AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia Dynasties of India[]

AoE2Icon-ReturnRome Return of Rome[]

  • With update 87863, Stone Shaft Mining cost changed from 200 food, 150 wood to 175 food, 75 wood.
  • Vietnamese: With update 87863, researching Stone Shaft Mining is 100% faster.

History[]

The demand for stone escalated rapidly when castles were being built across Europe, towns were being fortified, and the increasingly wealthy Roman Catholic Church began building its great cathedrals. Stone cutting became an important trade. New technology was needed to get to desirable stone because the easily reached surface sources were rapidly exhausted in some areas.
Technologies in Age of Empires II
Economic technologies
MaleVillDEFEMALEVILLDE VillagerWheelbarrowDE Wheelbarrow · HandcartDE Hand Cart
Aoe2de food FoodHorseCollarDE Horse Collar · HeavyPlowDE Heavy Plow · CropRotationDE Crop Rotation
GillnetsDE Gillnets
Aoe2de wood WoodDoubleBitAxe aoe2DE Double-Bit Axe · BowSawDE Bow Saw · TwoManSawDE Two-Man Saw
Aoe2de gold GoldGoldMiningDE Gold Mining · GoldShaftMiningDE Gold Shaft Mining
CaravanDE Caravan
Aoe2de stone StoneStoneMiningDE Stone Mining · StoneShaftMiningDE Stone Shaft Mining
Civilian shipsDryDockDE Dry Dock · ShipwrightDE Shipwright
Market aoe2DE MarketCoinageDE Coinage · BankingDE Banking
GuildsDE Guilds
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GeneralConscriptionDE Conscription
HeresyDE Heresy · Devotion icon AoE2DE Devotion · FaithDE Faith
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CavalryBloodlinesDE Bloodlines · HusbandryDE Husbandry
ScaleBardingArmorDE Scale Barding Armor · ChainBardingDE Chain Barding Armor · PlateBardingArmorDE Plate Barding Armor
InfantrySuplliesicon Supplies · AoE2 Gambesons Gambesons · SquiresDE Squires · ArsonDE Arson
ScaleMailArmorDE Scale Mail Armor · ChainMailArmorDE Chain Mail Armor · PlateMailArmorDE Plate Mail Armor
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FletchingDE Fletching · BodkinArrowDE Bodkin Arrow · BracerDE Bracer
ArchersPaddedArcherArmorDE Padded Archer Armor · LeatherArcherArmorDE Leather Archer Armor · RingArcherArmorDE Ring Archer Armor
ThumbRingDE Thumb Ring · ParthianTacticsDE Parthian Tactics
SiegeSiegeEngineersDE Siege Engineers
ShipCareeningDE Careening · DryDockDE Dry Dock
ShipwrightDE Shipwright
WarGalleyDE War Galley
BuildingTownWatchDE Town Watch · TownPatrolDE Town Patrol
Masonry aoe2de Masonry · ArchitectureDE Architecture
HeatedShotDE Heated Shot · ArrowSlitsDE Arrowslits · MurderHolesDE Murder Holes · TreadmillCraneDE Treadmill Crane · HoardingsDE Hoardings · BombardTower aoe2DE Bombard Tower
HerbalDE Herbal Medicine
MonkRedemptionDE Redemption · AtonementDE Atonement · SanctityDE Sanctity · FervorDE Fervor · IlluminationDE Illumination · BlockPrintingDE Block Printing · TheocracyDE Theocracy
MaleVillDEFEMALEVILLDE VillagerLoomDE Loom · SapperDE Sappers
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SpiesDE Spies · SpiesDE Treason · UniqueTechCastle-DEUniqueTechImperialDE Unique technologies
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