Hard Burn for a Bullet
The town of Shiverton (named for its daily, small scale tremors) is currently Oxbow‘s only settlement; with a population of roughly 200 people. The large majority of Shiverton’s residents are Octal employees with most of those being miners. Some of those miners have families in residence in Shiverton. Octal also employs a support and administrative staff in the town as well as a small security force. There are a number of non-employee residents who have chosen to make a life there.
Shiverton is covered by a large dome designed to protect the citizens in the event of extreme weather events, hostile raids or volcanic eruptions (the planet may still be volcanically active.) Twelve shuttlecraft are set into the base of the dome to serve as evac craft for the population in an extreme emergency.