Guise Mining Facility
|Guise Mining Facility|
|C-7 (St Bartholomew) class Station|
|Gallic Metal Service|
Located in the heart of De Crecy asteroid field, Guise is the primary producer of aluminium in the House of Gallia. The metal is prominently featured in De Crecy asteroids, and even after several hundreds of years of active mining the field still commercially viable. Guise is used as both a drop-off point and smelter, but also houses some local Police patrols and maintenance personnel to maintain the mining ships.
The station's core was built in 350 A.G.S. . In 480-490 A.G.S., when Aluminium demand increased across Gallia, a trade lane to Guise from nearby Fort Etaples was created. The Royal Navy argued against this decision, stating that it would compromise the security of Calais, but was overruled by the King. Guise has benefitted from the decision, as travel by lane meant the journey was both faster and safer.
While the significance of Guise decreased along with economic decline in the Picardy system that started around 500 A.G.S., it is still one of the most profitable mining operations of GMS. The station is relatively safe, with nearby Fort Etaples providing sufficient additional protection from pirate groups and more serious threats. The Second Gallic War and the invasion of Bretonia have significantly increased demands for metals in Gallia, and GMS is currently employing over 150 new workers to increase Guise's production capacity.