• 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).


      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