Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $141,000 meteorite

Man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

Man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

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

Even though Dr. Sirbescu knew exactly what it was, it had to be sent to the Smithsonian Museum for verification, it wasn't until Thursday word came back it definitively is a meteorite, the 6th largest ever found in MI.

"It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically", she added.

Central Michigan University estimates the meteorite's value at around $100,000.

Dr Sirbescu sent a sample of the rock to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, which confirmed her findings. The farm's previous owner told him it was a meteorite that he and his father saw come down on their property in the 1930s. This is the rags-to-riches story of a rock from outer space.

The unidentified man told the professor the meteorite was passed on to him in 1988, when he bought a farm in Edmore, Michigan. The farmer claimed the rock had fallen in the 1930s and that the new owner could have it since it was "part of the property".

The meteorite's owner said that regardless of the buyer, he will donate 10 percent of the sale amount to the university.

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

"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. "I wonder what mine is worth", Mazurek said in the release.

More tests are being conducted to see if the meteorite contains rare elements. Besides, a museum in ME is also interested in purchasing the space rock.

Mazurek has been retired since 2014, and he said the meteorite could turn into a cushion for his golden years.

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?

In January, the man chose to learn once and for all about the value of the doorstep.

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