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Man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

05 October 2018, 08:41 | Justin Tyler

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000

Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $100K meteorite

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.


Then, in January, when a meteor struck southeast Michigan, Mazurek got curious after seeing reports of meteorite pieces being worth thousands of dollars.

The charred hunk of space debris is the sixth largest meteorite ever found in the state, and it's estimated worth tops $100,000.

"What typically happens with these at this point is that meteorites can either be sold and shown in a museum or sold to collectors and sellers looking to make a profit", Sirbescu said.

The man reportedly hasn't figured out exactly where the meteorite will end up, but a number of institutions are apparently considering purchasing it from him for display.

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.

The owner has promised to donate 10 percent of the sale value to the university.

"I said, 'Wait a minute".



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