You can use this gold to buy upgrades and to improve your empire. You can also hire workers for the gold mine who automatically generate gold over time. You can also upgrade your clicking power in the gold mine to increase the amount of gold you receive per statue click. Aside from the resource management you can unlock research and science and also complete quests. Watch your empire grow and continue to research new buildings such as a lab and a house. Can you build a successful empire and create a civilization that flourishes?