Metals and Jewels
Iron ore is extremely rare in Arack Ahn. For this reason it makes metal weapons very rare and reserved for the wealthy and members of the military, warrior class and Pane Shara. Metal armor is next to non existent. The rarity of the iron component plus the heat of the natural surroundings makes metal armor not only rare but undesired.
Unlike iron ore various semi precious stones are common and are used as currency. More precious stones such as diamonds, emeralds rubies etc are less rare but are still valued at less then certain quantities of metal ore.