Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is actually a meteorite worth more than A$140,000.

"For 18 years, the answer has been categorically "no" - meteor-wrongs, not meteorites", Sibescu said in a Thursday statement, according to CNN.

"I could tell right away that this was something special", Sirbescu said.

Sirbescu sent a small sample to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC for further analysis where it was estimated the meteorite could be worth around $100,000.

The man, who wanted to remain anonymous, said he was aware of the rock's provenance from the time he bought the house in Edmore in 1988. "I wonder how much mine is worth, '" Mazurek said.

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.

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

Weighing 22 pounds, it's the sixth-largest recorded find in MI - and potentially worth $100,000, according to CMU.

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She examined it and determined the meteorite was 88 percent iron and 12 percent nickel.

A United States farmer and his son saw a shooting star come crashing onto their property one night in the 1930s.

David says his kids took the space rock to "show and tell" at school.

The original owner told him he had seen the space rock come down on the property way back in the 1930s and that "it made a heck of a noise when it hit". This is apparently something that happens quite frequently to Sirbescu, who is part of the university's department of earth and atmospheric sciences. The Smithsonian is considering purchasing the meteorite. There is a possibility that the analysis could reveal rare elements that could increase its value.

The Smithsonian and a mineral museum in ME are considering purchasing the meteorite for display, according to CMU.

He also told the station that he plans to donate 10 percent of the sale price to Central Michigan University.

"I said, 'Wait a minute".

And she has given that same experience to students this fall, as they have been able to touch a real-life example of what typically are just photographs in their textbooks.

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