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Offline Pack93z  
#1 Posted : Monday, February 18, 2013 7:45:58 AM(UTC)
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Of course they are going to cash in on it.. after all it is just human nature.

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"Meteorite rush" begins as Russian scientists find fragments

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural mountains and sent fireballs blazing to earth has set off a rush to find fragments of the space rock which hunters hope could fetch thousands of dollars a piece.

Friday's blast and ensuing shockwave shattered windows, injured almost 1,200 people and caused about $33 million worth of damage, said local authorities.

It also started a "meteorite rush" around the industrial city of Chelyabinsk, 1,500 km (950 miles) east of Moscow, where groups of people have started combing through the snow and ice.

One amateur space enthusiast estimated chunks could be worth anything up to 66,000 roubles ($2,200) per gram - more than 40 times the current cost of gold.

"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.

Scientists at the Urals Federal University were the first to announce a significant find - 53 small, stony, black objects around Lake Chebarkul, near Chelyabinsk, which tests confirmed were small meteorites.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#2 Posted : Monday, February 18, 2013 8:50:49 AM(UTC)
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yep. any way to make a Ruble or ten.
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#3 Posted : Monday, February 18, 2013 2:37:08 PM(UTC)
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Kryptonite?
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6:17:58 PM(UTC)
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I always liked Barney Ruble, as well as Fred Flintstoned.
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