Russia’s exploding meteor pieces are worth 40 times more than the price of gold today, as a mad dash is on in the area where the meteor exploded to find those fragments. Scientists have recovered 53 tiny pieces of the space rock that shattered glass last week as it streamed across the sky above a rural area of Russia, according to Fox News on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
Fox News live reports Monday that people are selling the meteor fragments online, but many of them are frauds. It’s like a modern-day “gold-rush” claims Fox News, as people are rummaging through shards of glass and piles of rubble looking for the pieces of the meteor that fell to earth.
One owner of a meteor fragment said he is waiting to set the price of his find. The fewer pieces of the space rock retrieved, the higher the price he will go, said Dmitry Kackalin, a member of the Russian Society of Amateur Meteorite Lovers. As of right now he estimates the chunks recovered could be worth up to $2,200 per gram, which is 40 times more the price of gold today.