Stone Shaft Mining is a technology in Age of Empires II available at the Mining Camp upon reaching the Castle Age. Once researched, it allows Villagers to gather stone 15% faster.
Civilization bonuses Edit
- Chinese: Stone Shaft Mining is 15%/20% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.
“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.”
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