Treasure Hunt: Scramble for Meteor Debris in Russia

Mad dash for space rock collectors, meteor fragments sell big on eBay.
1:41 | 02/17/13

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N. And from russia this evening, the fall-out from the massive meteor. Tonight we learned it was traveling 46,000 miles per hour when it crashed. And this evening, people on the internet looking to make money off their supposed meteoric finds. Here's kirit radia. Reporter: The meteor exploded in midair. The force of 30 hiroshima bombs, scattering glass across the region. And also scattering valuable fragments, worth big money for anyone who finds them. Tonight scientists have confirmed the first fragment found near this hole where a big chunk landed. Meteor debris is worth $100 to $100,000 depending on size. Already so-called meteor pieces are showing up on ebay, this one going for $490. This one for just under a thousand. Notice how they don't look anything alike. So that's it, huh? This man found a tiny rock he thinks was part of the meteor. He says he found it on the edge -- found it on that frozen lake. The hole became something of a tourist attraction, people streaming in to see it for themselves. More conspiracy-minded folks have suggested this was an american rocket attack, or even an alien space invasion. But others, quite genuinely, have found a more divine interpretation. ♪ the faithful gather at this church by the lake, some seeking to attribute spiritual meaning to the cosmic event. Father dimitri says there are still more people visiting the hole than the church. But he says god saved this village. Kirit radia, abc news, chebarkul, russia. Kirit, our thanks to you.

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