History and specifics[edit | edit source]
The facility was staffed by over 100 miners. It had at least four levels, with the fourth having 23 sections. Equipment included tunnel boring vehicles.
In 2267, a Jeru infested the facility. Its hatching eggs ruptured the mine's hydrogen tank, causing an explosion and massive collapse that wounded or killed more than 100 miners. The starship USS Enterprise responded to their distress call and rescued the surviving miners. During an engagement between Starfleet officers and Klingon warriors, the ground collapsed, trapping Captain James T. Kirk and Commander Kring at the bottom level with the Jeru. The two eventually worked together to escape from the mine. (TOS - Star Trek: The Manga - Uchu comic: "Art of War")