Top 14 Rarest And Most Expensive Substances In The World
A unique spice with several health benefits and adds fantastic taste and color to the dishes. Although its production process if time-consuming, but it is popular owing to its ultimate healing properties too.
#13 Gold — $56 per gram
Gold, a well-known precious metal, loved by every woman. For many centuries, lots of people have believed that gold is one of the most expensive materials in the world. This, however, is absolutely wrong.
#12 Rhodium — $58 per gram
An extremely rare metal of the platinum group. To give you the big picture, let’s say that one ton of earth crust contains about 0.001g of rhodium.
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#11 Methamphetamine — $100 per gram
This is one of the most addictive substances in the world, although, it was responsible for serious health problems for hundreds of thousands of people in North America, but is still on the list.
#10 Rhinoceros’s horn — $110 per gram
The horns are valuable for their medicinal properties and as great knife handles. Because of poachers, poor rhinos are already on the verge of extinction.
#9 Heroin — $130 per gram
Currently, almost 80% of all opium that’s used in heroin is sourced in Afghanistan. Due to its euphoria-inducing qualities, heroin is one of the most addictive and destructive drugs in the world.
#8 Cocaine — $236 per gram
Another incredibly addictive and expensive stimulant is cocaine, which is derived mostly in South America from the coca leaf.
#7 LSD — $3,000 per gram
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, commonly named as LSD, is a very expensive delayed death substance. Its difficult manufacturing process explains the cost.
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#6 Plutonium — $4,000 per gram
A heavy yet fragile radioactive metal of a silvery-white colour that rarely comes into existence through natural processes. Its uses vary from production of nuclear weapons and fuel to a source of energy for spacecraft.
#5 Painite — $9,000 per gram
First discovered in Burma during the 1950s, painite is a rare mineral that features a pinkish, reddish or brown hue. Once known as the rarest mineral in the world, very few specimens of painite exist in this world today.
#4 Tritium — $30,000 per gram
The most expensive gas in the world used for lightening. You will be amazed to know hat it costs about $15 million to produce a pound of tritium.
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#3 Diamond — $55,000 per gram
The most famous precious stone on Earth, and the best friend of any lady.
#2 Californium — $25-27 million per gram
Californium is a rare earth metal that doesn’t occur naturally on the planet. It has been synthesized only once since its discovery in 1950.
#1 Antimatter — $62.5 trillion per gram
By far the most expensive substance on Earth is Antimatter. Production of one milligram of positrons costs about $25 million. In theory, we will be able to use antimatter as fuel for spacecraft's in the future. But did you know that to make just one gram of it, all of the mankind will have to work for about a year without rest? Yes, it's true!
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