Beneath the idyllic
appearance of the Fortunata Group lies an abundance of Natural Resources. It is
thought that many of these resources are still untapped.
Minerals include Rare
Earth Elements that have become so necessary in this day of electronics as well
as rich deposits of Iron, Zinc and Silver.
Natural Gas reserves
have been found offshore in the outer island regions, and underwater pipelines deliver
this gas to a small refinery on the mineral island of Ferrica and then on to households. Current debates in
Parliament include the possibility of exporting much of the natural gas and associated
by-products to gain greater income for the island group.
fine grained Teak, grows naturally on all of the islands and has also been cultivated
to increase the yield.
Native Rubber Trees produce latex which is processed and sold around the world.
A variety of tropical
fruits are also exported, these include Mango, Pineapple, Banana and Coconut.
Solar, Wind and Wave power
are all utilized as there are
virtually no petroleum fuels refined in the island group.