Frik Mining Company

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Unlike most of the major mining companies in the Expanse, Frik is not associated with any one house, and has mining facilities in three provinces (Barahn, Kerraron, and Rettaan). This means it operates without a strong sponsor, but it also means that it can steer clear of most of the political infighting among houses as well.

Frik can ship its Kerraron and Rettaan ore without paying tariffs to Rettaan, but must pay full tariffs on ore originating from Barahn. Though some directors in the past have tried to play games with ore transport manifests to avoid paying tariffs on Barahn ore, the current leadership values its unique position as the only independent company allowed to ship two-thirds of its ore without paying tariffs too highly to monkey around with shipping origins.