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

N/A

Resource value

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

Improvement

Quarry, available with Masonry

Quarry value

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

Required for Units: None

Buildings: Stone Works

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Game InfoEdit

Luxury resource. Adds 15% 20xProduction5 Production when building Ancient/Classical Era wonders (all wonders in vanilla Civilization V and Gods & Kings) in the city where it is worked.

  • Base yield:
    • 2 20xGold5 Gold
  • Modifiers:

StrategyEdit

Marble is a unique luxury resource in that besides its normal bonuses, it also provides a boost to wonder construction in the Ancient and Classical Era (or, prior to Brave New World, all eras). Its improvement, the Quarry, gives a hefty 20xProduction5 Production bonus and also enables the nearby city to build the useful bonus building Stone Works, which adds additional 20xProduction5 Production bonuses both to the city and the tile.

All this makes Marble a precious resource - try to access it ASAP by researching Masonry early on, then use its unique bonus to gain the upper hand in early game Wonder construction! Of course, you'll need quite some luck for that - if you don't have Marble near your starting location you may not be able to make use of it in time.

Historical InfoEdit

Marble is a beautiful rock highly prized as a building material and by artists for sculpting. Marble comes in a variety of colors and shades, sometimes mono-colored and sometimes with veins and pockets of many different colors within. Many of the most beautiful structures in the world - including the Taj Mahal, for one - are constructed of marble, as are the greatest sculptures of antiquity.

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