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When gold hunters in Russia collected the yellowish stone in 2016, they thought it might contain a precious metal. It didn't - but what it did contain was far more rare and valuable.

The rock had come from space, and it contained a new, never-before-seen mineral.

It has yet to be officially documented, but scientists have named it uakitite, after the Uakit region in Siberia where the meteorite fell.

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