Are Malian civs getting favorable double gold spawns?

I thought resource spawns were products of RNG. But on numerous occasions I’ve seen Malian civs with 2 gold mines next to each other. In one case a small gold mine was next to a big one. There’s always just enough room for both mines to share a row of houses.

That is interesting. Try using a custom map with no gold.

interesting, whenever i play malians, i gotta send my villager to timbuktu in order to reach the closest gold. and its usually only 1 foreward small one, and then ofc the rest is in the center / on opponent side.

Confirmation bias

This is not happening in reality for most games. There’s no way civ choice is influencing map gen, like that