Pieces of rock from the meteorite that exploded and disintegrated over Russia’s Ural Mountains could turn out to be worth more than gold, according to a report from the Science department of NBC News.
The fragments may be worth more than 40 times the cost of gold, according to an amateur space enthusiast. Local authorities claimed that the blast injured nearly 1,200 people and caused about $33 million in damages.
"The price is hard to say yet. The fewer meteorites that are recovered, the higher their price," said Dmitry Kachkalin, a member of the Russian Society of Amateur Meteorite Lovers. Meteorites are parts of a meteor that have fallen to Earth.