Story By: Natasha Spasovska, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A Greek couple could soon be cashing in after a large meteorite hit the ground near them while enjoying a leisurely stroll.
The couple were not initially sure exactly where the meteorite fell, but decided to look for it and were rewarded after a three-hour search.
They spotted the crater, located near the town of Xanthi in the north-eastern Greek region of Western Thrace, and found a small but comparatively heavy meteorite weighing 12 kilogrammes in the middle of the crater.
Alongside, the couple found two fragments also believed to be part of the meteorite. The couple then took it home while they decide what to do with it.
Iron meteorites are relatively common but stone meteorites can typically sell for around 10 GBP per gram, meaning that the meteorite fragment could be worth over GBP 100,000.
However, if it’s found to be rare or unusual, the 10 GBP can increase to hundreds of pounds making the meteorite and its fragments worth a small fortune.
Images of the meteorite revealed that it has several interesting colours which indicate it might be attractive to collectors.
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