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6 Gems and Minerals Much Rarer (and Cooler) Than Diamonds

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No offense to that rock you may have on your finger, but these gems and minerals are so hard to find, they put most diamonds to shame.

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Images

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DeYoung_Red_Diamond_on_display.jpg#/media/File:DeYoung_Red_Diamond_on_display.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2mm_diamond_drill_bits_macro.jpg#/media/File:2mm_diamond_drill_bits_macro.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hope_Diamond_closeup.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carbon_lattice_diamond.png

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A195,_Argyle_Diamond_Mine,_Western_Australia,_from_plane,_2007.JPG

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zo%C3%AFsite_(Tanzanite).jpg#/media/File:Zo%C3%AFsite_(Tanzanite).jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lyngbya_majuscula.jpg#/media/File:Lyngbya_majuscula.jpg

https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/beautiful-view-of-castelsardo-village-in-sardinia-italy-gm636214012-112736133

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tenham_Meteorite.JPG#/media/File:Tenham_Meteorite.JPG

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tenham_meteorite,_slice_72_grams.jpg#/media/File:Tenham_meteorite,_slice_72_grams.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tenham_meteorite,_metal_flaking.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Green_Izalco_Volcano.JPG

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Namafjall_-_Fumarole_2.jpg

https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/108422.php?from=318428

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Molybdenum.jpg

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