Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

08 October, 2018, 06:39 | Author: Tara Reeves
  • The meteorite is the sixth-largest found in Michigan

A rock weighing 22 lbs that has been holding open a door for decades turns out to be a meteorite valued at $100K, accordant to CMU.

Central Michigan University geology professor Mona Sibescu said that of all her time at the university, this is the first "rock" she's tested that actually turned out to be a meteorite.

The man had the meteorite with him since 1988 when he bought a farm in Edmore.

The 22lb (10kg) meteorite was the biggest the geologist had been asked to examine in her career.

"It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically", she added. She sent two small slices to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., to validate her findings.

David says the man who sold him the barn described the incredible tale of the meteorite making an impact crater in the backyard.

The man claimed he and his father heard the space rock crash into their property in the 1930s, and said it "made a heck of a noise when it hit".

It's a story that began out of this world almost a hundred years ago when a meteorite crashed down to earth near Edmore, Michigan.

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A man has discovered that a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is a meteorite worth $100,000.

The Smithsonian and a mineral museum in ME are considering purchasing the specimen.

Central Michigan University The meteorite was reportedly found on a farm in Edmore, Michigan, in the 1930s.

"A piece of the early solar system literally fell into our hands", Dr Sirbescu said in a video made by the university to promote its discovery.

A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is a meteorite worth more than $100,000.

A United States professor has established a rock used as a doorstop is actually a meteorite worth thousands of dollars. A colleague there further analyzed the sample, including with an acid test to reveal the Widmanstätten pattern, a property of most iron-nickel meteorites that can not be faked.

The owner promised to give 10 percent of the sale value to CMU.

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