Calling one of the many inhospitable worlds on the Federated Suns’ Outback home, Basantapur Fine Metals is the largest supplier of rare ores and minerals to Federated Suns heavy industry, and it is likewise the fourth largest supplier of common ores. Headquartered in the city of Jupalpur, the company has mining operations in scores of systems throughout the Federated Suns and Periphery, and it maintains a handful of processing facilities, both landbased and space-based, which refine the raw ores. While the company supplies common ores, such as iron and aluminum, it focuses its efforts on rare resources, like germanium, uranium, titanium, and the like, as well as valuable metals and gemstones; if large deposits of other metals are discovered, they pursue those finds. The company formed Basantapur Petroleum to pursue discoveries of oils, coals, and other natural fuels.
The company experienced several decades of poor management in the early part of this century, bad enough that the Federated Suns government seriously considered stepping in and nationalizing it. After giving the company one final chance in 3026, Prince Hanse Davion appointed an independent group of executives to oversee an internal reorganization. Within five years, profits were greater than they had ever been, and the company was continuously growing. By the end of the decade, it had outright purchased its own transportation company and was rapidly expanding. Today, it supplies every major corporation in the Federated Suns, and still many within the Lyran Alliance and Free Worlds League, with its goods and continues to expand both its customer base and its resource base.