Gold is the dominant resource in the Apocalyptic Dawn techtree. It is primarily used in production and upgrades, and nearly every unit or upgrade requires at least a small amount of gold. Gold is a tech resource, meaning that it's harvested from specific ore outputs scattered across the map. Generally, the starting base will contain a fair amount of gold, though expanding will generally be necessary for longer games. Each gold ore deposit lasts for 2500 units of gold.