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I started a game of Civilization 5 (BNW + G&K) and early on in the game I discovered a natural wonder called Cirro de Potosi, which is a mountain. When I discovered it, the advisor popped up and said that I gain happiness and get a benefit if the tile is worked (in this case +10 gold). I settled my second city right next to the wonder and I don't appear to be getting any benefit from this tile.

How do you get the benefit of natural wonders that are mountains? I can't assign citizens to the tiles and I am right next to the thing, which means it is within my borders, but looking at the city screen this new city still has 0 gold output, when I was expecting 10 gold per turn. I even advanced a few turns to see if it wasn't immediate but I still noticed no change.

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To work a tile means you have a citizen on it, not a worker unit. To see which tiles are being worked, click on the city and enable manual citizen management. each tile within your borders will have a circle that is either gray (not being worked) or green (is being worked).

  • That's what I meant by worker. I swear that it would not allow me to put a citizen on the tile. – Dismissile Feb 19 '14 at 21:32
  • I know your starting city gets two citizens, does that not apply to additional cities? Maybe I thought there was two citizens because my starting city had two? – Dismissile Feb 19 '14 at 21:36
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    The city tile is always worked. Your first citizen can work any other tile. – au revoir Feb 19 '14 at 21:47
  • Ok then I swear I tried moving my first citizen to the mountain and it didn't let me. – Dismissile Feb 19 '14 at 21:48
  • @Dismissile Is it possible for you to upload the save file somewhere? – Studoku Feb 19 '14 at 22:51
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In addition to what was said by VanBuzzKill, there are natural wonders that don't produce yield (food/production/gold/culture/faith/science) but give happiness - in case of these, you don't need to allocate citizen to work these tiles. Its enough to have the natural wonder within your civilization borders and you'll get the happiness boost.

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As long as it is within the borders of your city, it should get a citizen pretty much automagically. If you have set manual specialists under the specialist buildings in the city details screen, this may affect this citizen placement.

Basically, if I want a natural wonder I try to put the city right up next to it, and it usually puts the next available citizen on it, kind of like a park ranger.

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