MI man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

MI man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

MI man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

They say it's worth around $100,000, and is the sixth largest meteorite found in MI.

Sirbescu said this is the sixth-largest meteorite on record to be found in MI. "I could tell right away that this was something special", Sirbescu explained in a statement published by the university. While touring the property, the man spotted the rock propping open a door and asked the farmer what it was.

Mazurek asked what the rock was, and the farmer offered a surprising answer: it was a meteorite.

He took the rock to Mona Siberscu at Central Michigan University's College of Science and Engineering.

The man, who lived on the farm for a few years, moved, and took the meteorite with him.

She found that it was an iron-nickel meteorite with about 88 per cent iron and 12 per cent nickel, a metal rarely found on Earth.

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

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

A U.S. professor has established a rock used as a doorstop is actually a meteorite worth thousands of dollars.

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

But tests are underway at UCLA to see if it contains rare elements that would bump up the value.

The unidentified man told the professor the meteorite was passed on to him in 1988, when he bought a farm in Edmore, Michigan. The Smithsonian is considering purchasing the meteorite and adding it to the museum's collection.

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

You probably don't have many incredibly valuable artifacts laying around your house, but if you did you nearly certainly wouldn't be using them as doorstops, right?

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