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05 October 2018, 08:41 | Justin Tyler
Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000
He went on to say that in the 1930s he and his father saw it come down at night on their property "and it made a heck of a noise when it hit". So in February, he took the meteorite to Central Michigan University to have a scientist look at it.
A MI man recently learned the rock he's been using as a doorstop for decades is actually a meteorite worth $100,000. "I could tell right away that this was something special".
The man named David, who didn't want his last name used says the rock has been used as a doorstop in a barn for decades.
This 22-pound doorstop is also a meteorite valued at about $100,000.
The farmer told him it was a meteorite, that it was part of the property and he could have it. The man read stories of people finding and selling the meteorites and began to wonder how much the one he had at home was worth, CMU said in its press statement.
But that all changed when she was asked to examine an oddly shaped large rock that a MI man, who didn't want to be named, had had in his possession for the last 30 years.
The man contacted Sirbescu, who identified the rock as a meteorite composed of about 88 percent iron and 12 percent nickel.