(References to Vickers Mining)
Commonwealth Stock Exchange Symbol: ViMin
Home Office: Hollers, Derf
President/CEO: Barbara Ewards
Vickers Mining is the major mining firm in the Trellshire Province of the Lyran Commonwealth. They have operations on more than 40 worlds, moons, and asteroids. Their specialization is the extraction of rare minerals and they have an impeccable safety record. One of members of the Vickers family, Tamra Vickers, would join the SLDF and later help Nicholas Kerensky found the Clans.
In 3025, Vickers was counting on the performance of the Wotan Mole-T5 tunnel-borer by Wotan Mining Systems to assist its performance in airless conditions. However, due to the borer's failure, the Vickers operation on the second moon of Apollo was placed in jeopardy. Unless Vicker's was willing to work in less-than-safe conditions, a company not as concerned with safety would win the mining contract.
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 142, "Other Major Commonwealth Industries"
- Operational Turning Points: Widowmaker Absorption, p. 11