This asteroid field, lying in a almost perfectly circular orbit at the outermost fringes of the Yridia system, is incredibly rich in various metals and ores required for all sorts of modern industrial operations. It is rumored that the mineral wealth in this belt rivals that of the hidden Source Worlds of Corellian Engineering Corporation. Unfortunately for the several small independent corporations that mine the precious lommite (used in the manufacture of transparisteel) found in abundance in the Itaana Belt, the cost of transport back to the Inner Rim precludes them from making much profit. The lommite mines of Elom, also located in the Borderlands and recently joining the New Republic, has experienced similar difficulties. However, the mines of Elom are almost exclusively contracted for the New Republic industries, so their transport costs are more than made up through volume sales.