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- Share to facebook - Share to linkedin. As Russian gold hunters sifted through rocks they came across something entirely more valuable, a meteorite found to host an alien mineral we have yet to document. The mineral was found in the Uakit meteorite, which was named for the tiny town in eastern Russia where it was found. There are over 4,000 documented minerals found both on Earth and in space. The mineral uakitite can be added to that list, a mineral never found before on Earth and born under extreme temperatures in space. Location of Uakit, Russia Google Maps. The Uakit iron meteorite was found in 2016 and found to primarily be composed of Kamacite, a nickel-rich variety of iron found in ... Full story

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