A Storm on the Horizon
The Iron of Abados is unlike any other in Akeroth being compromised of Fe^2 making it denser. By using a special process of super-heating the metallic sand the Gnomes have the ability to create Duramail, a Iron Alloy that out performs in every aspect, and is responsible for the Gnomish Technological advancements.
While common in Abados, Duramail is a much sought after material in the rest of Akeroth due to its strength, light-weight, durability and rust resistance. Because of this the Gnomes have limited the out going supply creating a very lucrative market for smuggled Duramail.