Mr. Ellsworth, the colonial mining engineer, filed a mineralogical report today indicating high concentrations of heavy metals including iron, cobalt, molybdenum, and zinc throughout the ridge line where the caves discovered by Lt. JG McAllister and the surveyors are located. This report might influence the placement of the colony settlement at the Alpha site should P3-4797 be chosen as the colony site.
Mr. Stutler, one of the non-technical colonists, has asked for permission to accompany several expeditions out of base camp for a documentary film he’s making for his communications final. Lt. Tezeno has given her approval and included that in the daily report to CMDR Ferris. She indicated that if he wanted to revoke the permission that would be within his rights.
Still no serious injuries. The infirmary are continuing to treat a number of minor non-life threatening injuries suffered during the course of expeditions.