For lore about gold mines, see Gold mine.
Gold Mine
Race Neutral
Faction Neutral
Hit Points 25500
Armor 20
Sight 3
Gold 2,500-637,500 Gold
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

Mined from the rich earth of Azeroth and Lordaeron, this precious metal is commonly used in exchange for goods and services. As a rare substance that is always in short supply, Gold must be dug out from the rock and soil within established Gold Mines. Many of these Mines were abandoned when the Orc raids began and the workers fled for their very lives. Since the beginning of the War, these sites are frequently operated while under the protection of military forces.[1]


  • Gold Mines are neutral buildings which can be mined by Peasants or Peons, who will then bring the gold to the Town Hall or Great Hall, respectively.
  • They will collapse once their gold is exhausted. In earlier versions of the game, a Peasant or Peon attempting to enter the Mine at the exact moment it is depleted will sometimes be killed.
  • They can be attacked and destroyed (use the Attack command), but are extremely tough.

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