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For the currency, see Gold (currency) (Civ5).

Game Info[]

Luxury resource.


20xGoldResource5.png 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 Production as well as Gold 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 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 Gold production greatly.

Along with Silver, Gold also benefits from the Religious Idols belief, which grants additional Culture Culture and Faith Faith on the tile.

Civilopedia entry[]

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.

Civilization V Resources [edit]
Bonus BananasBison BNW-only.pngCattleDeerFishSheepStoneWheat
Strategic AluminumCoalHorsesIronOilUranium
Luxury Citrus GodsKings5 clear.pngCloves BNW-only.pngCocoa BNW-only.pngCopper GodsKings5 clear.pngCottonCrab GodsKings5 clear.pngDyesFursGemsGoldIncenseIvoryJewelry GodsKings5 clear.pngMarbleNutmeg BNW-only.pngPearlsPepper BNW-only.pngPorcelain GodsKings5 clear.pngSalt GodsKings5 clear.pngSilkSilverSpicesSugarTruffles GodsKings5 clear.pngWhalesWine

GodsKings5 clear.png Valid only in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only.png Valid only in the Brave New World expansion pack.