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Luxury resource. Not to be confused with the currency.
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Gold is a "classical" luxury resource, a bit more common than Silver and found again mainly on hills. Accessed with a Mine, Gold boosts Production as well as 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 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 Gold production greatly.
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.