Russia treasure hunters search for space debris

Remains of meteor that fell over the Ural Mountains could be worth $2,000 a gramme.

    More than 1,000 people were hurt and $33m of damage caused after a meteor fell over Russia's Ural Mountains.

    Now the search is on for fragments left from the 17 metre-wide rock. Confirmed remains could be worth at least $2,000 a gramme.

    Al Jazeera's Richard Martin reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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