Resource Overview History
Aluminum is one of the 31 rare resources. It only becomes visible once a nation has entered the Industrial Age Industrial Age; until then it appears as a rocky patch, as with Oil Oil. It appears as a collection of aluminum products, with a shiny blue-silverish color.

Like all rare resources on land, Aluminum can be gathered by sending a Merchant from the Market to the resource location. Aluminum provide the following benefits:

The gather rate of rare resources can be increased in various ways, as described in the main article; Oil Oil production from rare resources is actually affected by Refineries.

Aluminum can be an important resource to nations using a lot of aircraft units in the late game.

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