MOSCOW, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The biggest commercially available fragment of a meteorite, which fell into Russia's Chelyabinsk earlier this year, has been put on sale, local media reported Sunday.
The stone, weighing 3.36 kilograms and was certified by the Chelyabinsk State University, was listed on an advertising website with a slogan saying "a serious meteorite for serious people," the RIA Novosti news agency said.
Alexei Usenkov, the discoverer and owner of the celestial object, has asked a price of 2.1 million rubles (about 65,000 U.S. dollars) for his booty.
According to local media reports, Usenkov has found several other smaller fragments but has given them to friends and relatives. He originally meant to keep this bigger one or hand it over to a museum, but changed his mind after learning that there is an ongoing operation in the local Lake Chebarkul in the Urals and fearing more meteorite fragments could be fished out.
Usenkov said he hoped to find a buyer before the first anniversary of the meteorite's strike on Feb. 15, when it left some 1,500 people injured and some buildings damaged.