Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

The rock used as a doorstop was determined to be a 22-pound meteorite

"I could tell right away that this was something special", she said, noting that it's the sixth-largest meteorite found in MI.

"I said, 'Wait a minute".

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".

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.

"When I showed her, she grabbed the bag, said it was heavy and took it out and said, 'It's a meteorite, '" Mazurek said.

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

"It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically", Sibescu added, noting that the meteorite is composed of of 88.5 percent iron and 11.5 percent nickel.

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

He asked the then homeowner about it and was told it was a meteorite found on the property in the 1930s.

When the original farmer and his father went out to examine the damages the next morning, they discovered a crater, and in it, the meteorite.

An additional sample was sent to John Wasson, professor emeritus in the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences department at the University of California, Los Angeles, who will conduct a neutron activation analysis to determine the full chemical composition of the meteorite and potentially reveal rare elements that could increase its value.

"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 in a statement. Besides, a museum in ME is also interested in purchasing the space rock. "Let's get a buyer!"

Mazurek said that when he sells the meteorite, he'll donate some of the money to the university.

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