Mercury is one of two luxury resources that provides Science when worked. It also provides Production when improved, making it particularly useful to acquire when pursuing a Science Victory. Unfortunately, it is only found on flatland Plains terrain, which makes it quite rare.
Mercury – or quicksilver – is one of only two elements that is a liquid under normal conditions of temperature and pressure. Although known for centuries, it was more a curiosity than useful; in China and Tibet it was thought to prolong life and maintain vigor, while the Greeks put it in ointments, and the Romans in cosmetics (they’d all be shocked to learn it has serious adverse health effects). It wasn’t until the Scientific Revolution that it proved useful in things like thermometers, barometers, manometers, blood pressure gauges, mercury switches, and all kinds of other devices.
|Civilization VI Resources |
Amber • CinnamonS • Citrus • ClovesS • Cocoa • Coffee • CosmeticsG • Cotton • Diamonds • Dyes • Furs • Gold Ore3 • Gypsum • Honey1 • Incense • Ivory • Jade • JeansG • Marble • Mercury • Olives • Pearls • PerfumeG • Salt • Silk • Silver • Spices • Sugar • Tea • Tobacco • ToysG • Truffles • Turtles • Whales • Wine
|G: Accessed by Great Merchant • S: Suzerainty with Zanzibar|
1 Added in Maya & Gran Colombia Pack • 2 Secret Societies mode only • 3 Specific scenarios only
Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.