Delta Green has heard rumors of suspicious happenings in and around two copper mines in southwestern New Mexico. Cell A sent two Delta Green friendlies to work at the mines to see what they could find out. The two friendlies cover is that of labor organizers. As with most Delta Green friendlies, their cover identities are real. Jose Green and John Thornton have organized labor unions at many industrial sites including mines. Apparently, the working conditions at the mines are appalling and some of the miners contacted the IWW, a national labour organization and asked for help. Delta Green arranged for the friendlies to be sent. The Mine owners, are of course, unaware that Green and Thornton are Labor Organizers.
Agents Mandy and Marshall have been assigned as "handlers" for the friendlies. The friendlies were to make regular reports to them on their status. This is the first report you received.
=====Email from Jose Green========================
I need your help.
I write now because John was killed in an
I'm convinced the mine company murdered him
because of his organizing activity, but I need help
proving it. The local police, as usual, belong to the
mine owners and are no help at all! If we could prove
that John was murdered. We could bring in the feds
and maybe get some justice. Can you help?
I know that you have some skill at
digging up evidence. I also realize that
this particular problem is a bit prosaic and mundane,
compared to those you are used to.
Please be careful. This is a small town and your
arrival will be noticed. It's like the old west out here!
I really don't know what's best-maybe you should come as a bindle stiff and hire
on, or maybe you could find out more as a well-off
visitor or businessman. I get the strong impression that
the mine owners are not looking for investors, so that
ploy is probably no good. But you're the expert in such
You can find me at the Silver Spur Saloon on Saturday evenings, payday here.
Otherwise, I live at the workers' housing at the Copper Lady pit. Don't forget,
it's a secret from the company that I'm an organizer, so
don't say anything to anyone here about that.
If they found out about John, they may or may not know about
me. We have to watch our steps these days!
Hoping to hear from you soon.
Your friend, Jose' Green
=================End of Email============================
Cell A has instructed you to gather your team and investigate the death of John Thornton.
It is not recommended to use your regular federal agent identities. Any federal involvement will certainly be noticed.
An identity has been created for Agent Marshall as a Department of the Interior Mine inspector.
Use it at your discretion, it may attract more attention than you want.
Here is the information you have so far:
The Beasley Mining Co.
Offices: 28 Main Street, Coppertown, New Mexico.
Officers: President William Beasley, V.P. Edward
lncorporated: May 19, 2000 in New Mexico.
Capital:about $5 million (no shares).
Property:20 unpatented claims and 1 mill site, about 560
acres of land on the N. side of Devil's Mountain, 5 miles
from Coppertown, New Mexico.
Development: main developments are two claims, Broad
Vein and the Copper Lady, both incline shafts cut into
porphyry copper deposits.