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Old 20-06-2021, 04:29   #1
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The most valuable substances on Earth

The most valuable substances on Earth
A century ago crude oil was the most valuable substance on the planet, but the coronavirus pandemic caused the price per barrel to plummet. The price of black gold only returned to pre-pandemic levels in February. But how have the likes of diamonds, gold, and platinum fared? And there are a host of other obscure materials you’ve probably never heard of that command a high price due to the fact they’re ultra-rare, hard to extract or valued for highly unique properties. Click or scroll through to discover the most valuable substances on Earth, using prices as of 16 June 2021.
https://www.lovemoney.com/galleries/...saffron?page=1
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Old 20-06-2021, 04:40   #2
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Printer ink. Cost per oz is astronomical
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Old 20-06-2021, 04:51   #3
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Yeah, looking at things on a $/lb basis is interesting and sometimes distressing.

Sails are somewhere around $30 $40/pound. Thats some damn fine steak.

An iPhone is very roughly $3,000/pound.
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"The most valuable substances on earth..."

There's, oh, GordMay (priceless)... and everything else!

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A ray of sunshine
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That link just goes to prove: Most Expensive <> Most Valuable!
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...Sails are somewhere around $30 $40/pound. Thats some damn fine steak...
How, on earth, did the analysts miss that one?
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Yeah, looking at things on a $/lb basis is interesting and sometimes distressing.

Sails are somewhere around $30 $40/pound. Thats some damn fine steak.

An iPhone is very roughly $3,000/pound.

A Gunboat is more like $100/pound. Crunchy, though.
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Bottled water, it's 10x the price of gasoline!
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At $23.6 Billion U.S. per gram for anti-matter, it's no wonder the Starship Enterprise has gone where no man has gone before! If my engine was powered by it, I would pull it and use a sculling oar. Come to think of it, if the price of petrol and diesel keep going up, I may consider a sculling oar soon.
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Poltical honesty?
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Never heard of it.
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