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Mining

Mining (Civ5)

Technology of the Ancient era

Cost 35 20xScience5
Required techs Agriculture (Civ5) Agriculture
Leads to Masonry (Civ5) Masonry
Bronze working (Civ5) Bronze working
Units enabled None
Buildings enabled Mine (Civ5) Mine
Notes

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"The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights."
–J. Paul Getty

Game InfoEdit

Mining develops the ability to extract mineral resources from the bowels of the earth. This is done via Mines - improvements which give access to a variety of mineral resources and increase the 20xProduction5 Production of map tiles. Also, the technology teaches Workers to chop down forests, allowing the construction of other improvements on those tiles.

Historical InfoEdit

Mining is the process of extracting various useful substances from beneath the earth's surface. The earliest mined elements include copper, iron, diamonds, gold, silver, salt and coal. Since one can't eat any of that stuff (except for salt, of course, but you see where we're heading here), miners must be part of a community that grows enough excess food to support them and their families.

The oldest mine yet discovered was found in Swaziland, Africa. It was dug some 40,000 years ago to mine ochre, a mineral used in burial ceremonies and for body art. Flint, a brittle and easily sharpened mineral used by early man for scrapers, knives and arrowheads may have been the first item mined on a large scale in Europe. Flint mine shafts some 100 feet deep and dating back to the Neolithic Period (8000 - 2000 BC) have been discovered in France and England.

Modern miners employ a variety of methods to harvest a plethora of materials from under the ground. Coal miners sometimes pulverize the tops of entire mountains to extract the precious black mineral. In Africa, a few great mining companies have dug literally miles into the ground in search of diamonds. And companies are sinking mines everywhere - from the ocean's floor to the permafrost of the frozen north - in search of the most sought after liquid of all, petroleum.

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