"The Gold Mine produces gold. Upgrade it to boost its production and gold storage capacity."
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- The Gold Mine collects gold from an unlimited underground reserve and stores it until collected by the player and placed into a Gold Storage. When the mine is full, production will be stopped until it is collected (or raided by an enemy player).
- The production rate and storage capacity depends on the level of the Gold Mine. One can estimate the amount of resources in the mine by looking at the cart at the right side of the mine.
- The Gold Mine takes up a 3x3 space.
- When you choose to upgrade a Gold Mine, it will automatically collect any uncollected Gold. Note that if your Gold Storages are full at that time, the uncollected gold will be lost! During the upgrade the mine stops producing gold.
- Once the Gold Mine is level 5, you can temporarily boost its production with Gems. Spending Gems will double the Mine's production for 1 day.
- When you click to boost the Gold Mine a clock appears for a few seconds.
- Defensive Strategy
- It is a good idea to put your Gold Mines outside of your Walls, so they can act as a distraction to units such as Barbarians and Archers.
- Attackers can steal up to 50% of the uncollected Gold in your mine. Having too many uncollected resources will make you a more attractive target.
- If a Gold Mine is destroyed in an attack while it is being upgraded, no gold will be lost, as the mine is empty during this time.
- Offensive Strategy
- Pay careful attention to the location of Gold Mines when planning your attack, as Gold Mines are usually only marginally protected and can be quite lucrative, especially at high levels. Many times a single Archer can be placed in such a way that it can destroy a Gold Mine while standing clear of any defenses.
- If you see a round number of gold in a raid, it is most likely going to be in the Gold Mines rather than in the Gold Storages (example 90,000). Although round numbers can occur in Gold Storages, they happen much more often when Gold Storages have been emptied by a previous raid and the resultant shield has allowed the Gold Mines to completely fill up.
- Upgrade Differences
- Gold Mines undergo significant visual changes at levels 5, 8 and 10.
- When initially constructed, the Gold Mine consists of a somewhat dilapidated wooden structure partially covering a set of narrow rails diving deep within the earth. Periodically a rail cart full of gold arrives and dumps its contents into a small repository to the side of the mine, and then re-enters the mine.
- At level 2, the Gold Mine appears to be fully repaired, and two wooden reinforcing bars appear on the outside of the wooden structure. There is also a very small stone rubble pile on the edge of the structure.
- At level 3, a third wooden reinforcing bar is added, and the rubble pile outside the structure grows to a noticeable size.
- At level 4, a fourth wooden reinforcing bar is added, and the rubble pile outside the structure grows larger as well.
- At level 5, the first major graphical change takes place. The wooden reinforcing bars are replaced with a blue-gray steel bar, and the rubble pile outside the mine is replaced by a stone support.
- At level 6, there is a very slight and rather unnoticeable change. There is a small wooden reinforcing bar added to the back of the level 6 gold mine.
- At level 7, the steel reinforcing bar appears to be larger in width.
- At level 8, the Gold Mine now has two wide steel reinforcing bars bolted down, and a small pulley system, complete with wooden track for the cable, appears on the top surface of the mine.
- At level 9, additional pulley hardware is added to the top of the structure, and the pulley wheel itself grows larger.
- At level 10, this is another large graphical change as the Gold Mine now has a large cover on the top made of steel that covers the wood below, and the sides are more heavily protected by spiked metal. A large gear appears beside the pulley wheel as well.
- At level 11, the pulley system on top of the mine grows larger still with a second large gear and pulley wheel appearing, and additional spiked metal armor appears around the sides.
- Gold Mines undergo significant visual changes at levels 5, 8 and 10.
- It takes 10 days, 21 hours and 21 minutes to fully upgrade the Gold Mine.
- A downside with Gold Mines is that even though the cost to upgrade them is low, the time it takes to complete them is relatively long.
- Although every other number matches between the Gold Mine and Elixir Collector, the level 5 upgrade prices are different (3,000 Elixir for the Gold Mine, 3,500 Gold for the Elixir Collector).
- On 24 June 2013, Supercell added the ability to place a seventh Gold Mine and Elixir Collector for Town Hall level 10 players.
- On special occasions, Supercell sometimes provides a temporary reduction to boost cost and/or increase in boost time for Gold Mines. The most recent instance was Christmas 2013, when boost cost was reduced to 1 gem from 16 December 2013 to 7 January 2014.
- Icons Description
- - Pressing this icon displays information about the Gold Mine such as Level, Capacity, Production and Hitpoints.
- - Pressing this icon upgrades the Gold Mine to the next level if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the Gold Mine is at maximum level this icon is not shown.
- - Pressing this icon finishes the upgrade currently in progress by paying the displayed number of Gems. This icon is only displayed while an upgrade is in progress.
- - Pressing this icon cancels the upgrade currently in progress. This icon is only displayed while an upgrade is in progress.
- - Pressing this icon boosts your Gold production for 1 day by paying the displayed amount of Gems.
- - Pressing this icon collects the uncollected Gold from the Gold Mine.
- - This icon informs you that you don't have Gold to be collected from your Gold Mine.
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|Level||Build Cost||Build Time||Experience Gained||Boost Cost||Capacity (Gold)||Production Rate||Hit Points||Time to Fill||Catch-Up Point*||Town Hall Level Required|
|4||1,400||1h||60||N/A||2,500||800/hr||550||3h 7m 30s||3h||2|
|6||7,000||6h||146||5||20,000||1,300/hr||610||15h 23m 5s||20h||3|
|7||14,000||12h||207||6||30,000||1,600/hr||630||18h 45m||2d 4h||4|
|8||28,000||1d||293||7||50,000||1,900/hr||660||1d 2h 18m 57s||5d 8h||4|
|9||56,000||2d||415||8||75,000||2,200/hr||680||1d 10h 5m 28s||12d 16h||5|
* The Catch-Up Point is the time at which the newly upgraded Gold Mine has equaled the total production of the mine had it not been upgraded - this does not consider recovering the cost of the Elixir required to perform the upgrade.
- Caveat: The Catch-Up Point calculation assumes that the player collects all resources from the Gold Mine without allowing it to reach its storage capacity, as resource production ceases at that point. This is more of a concern at lower levels where the capacity is limited and Time to Fill is relatively short. If the player is unable to regularly collect and achieve the full potential of the mine, the Catch-Up Point is actually shorter and performing the upgrade becomes more advantageous.