Luxury resource found from desert, plains, tundra, hills
Gold (Civ5)
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Resource value

0 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5 , +2 20xGold5


Mine, available with Mining

Mine value

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

Required for Units: None

Buildings: Mint

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For the currency, see Gold (currency) (Civ5).

Game InfoEdit

Luxury resource.

  • Base yield:
    • 2 20xGold5 Gold
  • Modifiers:
    • +1 20xProduction5 Production from Mine improvement
    • +2 20xGold5 Gold from Mint
    • +1 20xCulture5 Culture and +1 20xfaith5 Faith with Religious Idols Pantheon


Gold is a "classical" luxury resource, a bit more common than Silver and found again mainly on hills. Accessed with a Mine, Gold boosts 20xProduction5 Production as well as 20xGold5 Gold. But its main benefit lies in that it is one of the two resources, along with Silver, to allow building of the Mint bonus building, which grants an additional +2 20xGold5 Gold on the tile! This benefit is awesome when there's more than one source within reach of the city - in this case a single building boosts 20xGold5 Gold production greatly.

Along with Silver, Gold also benefits from the Religious Idols belief, which grants additional 20xCulture5 Culture and 20xfaith5 Faith on the tile.

Civilopedia entryEdit

Gold is a soft, shiny and malleable metal, and it has been prized by men and women throughout history. It is a rare metal, and its rarity greatly adds to its value. Although it has some industrial and medicinal purposes, gold is used primarily as coinage or for decorative purposes, adorning jewelry, cups, utensils and the commodes of the super-rich and powerful.

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