• Question: what is the rarest rock in the world

    Asked by jessie to Chloe, Irene, Pierre, Ricardo, Uday on 17 Nov 2015.
    • Photo: Uday Bangavadi

      Uday Bangavadi answered on 17 Nov 2015:


      In 2005, The Guinness Book of World Records called painite the world’s rarest gemstone mineral. First discovered in Myanmar by British mineralogist Arthur C. D. Pain in the 1950s.

    • Photo: Chloe Huseyin

      Chloe Huseyin answered on 17 Nov 2015:


      Today painite isn’t as rare as it used to be, this is because they found more mines that have it (but it’s still pretty rare).

      https://www.truefacet.com/guide/top-10-rarest-gemstones/

      The rarest one on that list cost $83,187,381!!!

    • Photo: Irene Regan

      Irene Regan answered on 17 Nov 2015:


      I think it is the Pink Diamond

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