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Gems
Luxury resource found from desert, plains, tundra, hills
Gems (Civ5)
Revealed by

N/A

Resource value

0 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, +3 20xGold5

Improvement

Mine, available with Mining

Mine value

0 20xFood5, +1 20xProduction5, 0 20xGold5

Required for Units: None

Buildings: None

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Game InfoEdit

Luxury resource.

  • Base yield:
    • 3 20xGold5 Gold
  • Modifiers:
    • +1 20xProduction5 Production with Mine improvement
    • +2 20xfaith5 Faith with Tears of the Gods Pantheon

StrategyEdit

Gems are a relatively rare luxury resource, found on hills in diverse terrains. Accessed with Mines, Gems provide a good 20xProduction5 Production bonus, but their main benefit is the fact that they provide the highest bonus of all the luxuries: +3 20xGold5 Gold! Gems also receive +2 20xfaith5 Faith with the Tears of the Gods belief.

Historical InfoEdit

A gem is a beautiful but rare mineral. Once cut and polished, gems possess vibrant colors and/or are extremely shiny. There are two major classifications of gems: precious, like diamonds, rubies and emeralds, and semi-precious, such as amethyst, turquoise, and so forth. Gems have been highly prized throughout history; they are commonly used to adorn jewelry and the household items of the rich and powerful.

TriviaEdit

In the modern era gems also became prized for practical applications. The oscillation of quartz under an electric current is used to produce inexpensive timepieces of precision impossible in the ancient world, while diamond dust is used to produce long lasting cutting tools. The first working laser was built around a rod of pure ruby.

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