Mining in West EndWest End was originally a frontier mining town. The Exeter Iron mine was an imperial project that began when Chunks of Iron were found at the base of a small crescent shaped mine at the far western edge of Dimhold. Initial smelting showed the ore to be of good quality, and a delegation led by Sir Gregory Grimwar began immediately.
After initial clearing of rock began, and the first loads of ore were brought in, they found a problem. A vein of cobalt had intermingled with the iron, creating an alloy. Current mining techniques did not allow for the smelting of this metal, named "blue iron" or "wolf iron". Dimhold officially abandoned the mine, but as this area had been granted to Sir Gregory, he was allowed to remain in his keep and charged with ownership of the land of the crescent mountain.<p>