The meteor was seen about 9:40pm, when a ball of flame arched across the sky near Xishuangbanna in Yunnan province, which borders Myanmar and Laos. Photo: News.163.com

Meteorites for sale at US$8,000 per gram after fireball near China-Myanmar border sparks treasure hunt

Meteor showers village with rocks, causing scramble to claim fragments in the hope of selling them at inflated prices

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The meteor was seen about 9:40pm, when a ball of flame arched across the sky near Xishuangbanna in Yunnan province, which borders Myanmar and Laos. Photo: News.163.com
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Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng joined the Post in 2015 after spending a year and a half working for US media, including National Public Radio and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been covering China's macroeconomic policies and financial regulations since 2016.