Civilization Revolution 2 Resources appear all over the map. They are used to build different Units and to Trade with other players. They can also boost earnings in many different areas like Culture and Science. Many of them require a tech before you can see them on the map while need nothing to see. For more info check out the Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 Wiki & Guide.
Aluminum – Good for a production bonus.
Need: Mass Production
Cattle – Increase the food supply of a city and growth rate.
Need: Code of Law
Coal – Increases production.
Need: Steam Power
Dye – Helps add trade bonuses to surrounding cities.
Fish – Increases food supply and growth rate.
Need: Bronze Working
Game – Helps raise food production and city growth. Will not help you pick up chicks.
Gems – Earn more gold.
Incense – Raise Culture in city.
Need: Ceremonial Burial
Iron – Important for making many mid to late game Units.
Need: Iron Working
Marble – Increase production to complete buildings and Wonders faster.
Gold – Good boost to gold income.
Oak – Increase production to complete buildings faster.
Oil – Raise production and needed for anything with a motor or engine. Must have for late game gear.
Oxen – Production increase.
Need: Horseback Riding
Rubber – A major boost to production and needed for vehicles.
Need: The Automobile
Sulfur – Offers bonuses to production.
Silk – Increases culture gain.
Spice – Provides bonus to local trade when worked by city.
Uranium – Lets cities build faster.
Need: Nuclear Power
Whale – Great source of food. Appear on water tile only.
Wheat – Good source of food for faster city growth and high population limits.
Wine – Trade bonus that can be put towards gold or science.