15 Of the Most Expensive Material Elements


6 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.Recent discoveries in the Mogok area of Myanmar, however, promise to result in an eventual reduction in its scarcity.