Rogue Gamers - D&D 5e game
The Blackettle Mines were started by the Blackettle Dwarf clan. They were previously made fun of for being smiths of common goods like pots and pans. In order to prove themselves as "real" dwarves, the entire clan picked up and moved when this area was colonized. The clan took a big hit while clearing out kobolds from the mountain but the mines are still running to this day.
The mines are operated by prisoners. They work off their debt to society and are treated well. Very few die while working the mines but the sentence of a decade or more of hard labor does take its toll.
Some scary stuff happened here.