Asterope is a mysterious and rare T type asteroid with a dark and unknown composition. Speculation has it that it could possibly be due to unique rare earth element minerals. It is a small asteroid so only 1140 claims are available.
A 10 square mile claim would be enough for basic mining operations and local support structure. Hypothetical estimated value in 2017 USD $1 trillion. The number of available claims is limited to 1,140.
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