1,300lb Meteorite Recovered from Russian Lakebed by John Sexton 16 Oct 2013 Share This: Remember that meteor that landed in the Chelyabinsk district of Russia back in February? It was captured on numerous dash-cams as it fell, leaving a trail of fire and smoke across the sky: Today, RT posted video showing that a large meteorite has been recovered from the lake bed where it landed: There is a significant international market for meteorites. Numerous small Chelyabinsk meteorites are already for sale at around $20 per gram. This site is offering a special bonus. For each Chelyabinsk meteorite purchase you also get "a piece of broken glass broken caused by the shock wave." Video of the shockwave smashing numerous Russian windows here. AFP reports the critical detail not revealed in the video, i.e. how much did it weigh? The rock crumbled into several chunks as scientists began lifting it from the ground with the help of levers and ropes. The scale itself broke the moment it hit the 570-kilogramme (1,255-pound) mark. "The rock had a fracture when we found it," one unnamed scientist told the lifenews.ru website in a live broadcast. "It weighed 570 kilogrammes before the pieces fell off. And then the scale broke," said the scientist. "We think the whole thing weighs more than 600 kilogrammes," he said. 600kg equals 1, 322 pounds.