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Luxury resource added in Civilization V: Gods & Kings.
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Salt is quite a unique resource - it is food-oriented, thus giving a bonus of 1 Food and 1 Gold instead of the usual 2 Gold, but it is accessed with a Mine! What's more, the Mine's bonus is 1 Food and 1 Production (increased by +1 with Chemistry) instead of the usual 1 Production! So, the combined yield of a Salt resource on a plains terrain is 3 Food, 3 Production and 1 Gold, a combination quite unusual for a luxury resource.
Salt is often found on inhospitable terrains such as deserts and tundra, making it quite valuable for civilizations such as Russia or Arabia. Use it to supply Food to a nearby city, as well as trade it as a luxury.
One of the necessities of human life, salt, is found throughout the world in both natural and man-made environments. Used for thousands of years as a means of preserving meat, salt was crucial in efforts to store food prior to the invention of artificial refrigeration. A common method of producing and harvesting salt for consumption is through the use of evaporation. By creating large ponds or pools of saltwater, over time the natural evaporation process will remove the water and leave behind the salt residue for collection.