Gold Mine (ETW-WC building)

Gold Mine
Category: Gold
Level: 0
Turns to build: 2
Building cost: 1200
Gold Mine

The earth has many hidden treasures: all a man need do is scratch its surface and he will be rewarded.

Extracting precious ores from the earth is back breaking and dangerous work but also infinitely rewarding. In these times of trade with far away nations, a man can make a considerable living out of the earth and its bounty. Precious metals and stones can be traded in their raw state or used to make trade items such as jewelry or weapons.

It is thought that Native American tribes were mining as long ago as 900 AD. Grooved axes, mauls and anvils have been discovered dating back to this period showing that not only did the tribes know how to extract metal but also how to work it.