The 10 Most Expensive Minerals in the World

Added by BestEssays on Dec 9, 2013

5 Rubies

Rubies are considered to be the most expensive gemstones in the world. They get their alluring red color from the presence of chromium. The largest supply of this mineral was harvested in Burma, which is known as the Mecca for rubies.

4 Jadeite

Popular by the name “mysterious mineral” Jadeite is one of the most desirable and valuable gemstones in the world. Jadeite is a rare mineral that’s most often harvested in places like Guatemala and Mexico. The value of this emerald green mineral is increasing and the latest calculations say its current value is around $3 million per carat.

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