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The most valuable substances on Earth revealed

Lovemoney Logo By Alan Wass of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 24: You might assume that precious metals like gold and platinum, alongside stones such as diamonds, are the most valuable substances on our planet. Actually there are a host of unique and virtually unknown substances and chemicals, both natural and man-made, that by weight are immensely valuable and, in comparison, make gold prices look cheap. Take a look at our list of the most valuable substances on the planet. All prices are current at the time of writing (27 February). 

Here are the most expensive substances on the planet, by weight

You might assume that precious metals like gold and platinum, alongside stones such as diamonds, are the most valuable substances on our planet. Actually there are a host of unique and virtually unknown substances and chemicals, both natural and man-made, that by weight are immensely valuable and, in comparison, make gold prices look cheap. Click ahead for a look at our list of the most valuable substances on the planet.

All prices are current at the time of writing (Feb. 27). 

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