Miranda is a icy moon that orbits Uranus. The moon is covered in trenches and canyons, with the largest being bigger that the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Earth. Many of the colonies are set into the sides of the canyons or underground.
Miranda was settled in 2148 as a small colony. The colony had many troubles establishing themselves because of the uneven surface of the moon and the remoteness of Uranus.
Mineral Rush of 2282
When vast amounts of valuable minerals were discovered in the Saturnian and Uranian moons, miners flocked to the Miranda and the other Uranian moons. Miranda had the biggest mineral deposit of all of the Uranian moons.