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People are searching in snowy conditions for pieces of a meteorite that exploded over central Russia on Friday morning in hopes to make thousands per rock.
Scientists are examining pieces of the meteorite that slammed into Chelyabinsk and are looking to gather as many fragments of the mass as possible.
According to Reuters, the blast caused by the meteorite injured about 1,200 people and caused $33 million in damage. Now, amateur scientists are rushing to get their hands on it.
Dmitry Kachkalin, a member of the Russian Society of Amateur Meteorite Lovers told Reuters, “The price is hard to say yet ... The fewer meteorites that are recovered, the higher their price.”
Kachkalin estimated that the pieces could be worth about $2,200 per gram.
According to Fox 8, other Russians are trying to cash in after the occurrence by selling “pieces” on Russia’s Craigslist. An ad on the site had a chunk selling for $17.
Scientists at Urals Federal University are continuing to study the meteorite.