The ‘Rite Stuff

From WSJ (Gift Article): Meteorite Hunters Chase Riches Falling From the Sky. “When Roberto Vargas got an alert that a meteorite had exploded above Junction City, Ga., he knew he had to move fast. He immediately booked a flight from Connecticut and was airborne within hours. He found a piece of the meteorite within minutes of parking his rental car in the area where fragments had landed. Some of what he found sold for $100 a gram. Vargas, 38 years old, said he is one of roughly 15 people in the U.S. pursuing an unusual vocation: professional or semiprofessional meteorite hunter.” (There’s probably no worse profession to tell your parents you’re going into than Meteorite Hunting. Well, except newsletter writing…)

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