Farmer's "Doorstop" Valued At $100K After Incredible Discovery

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

Central Michigan University estimates the meteorite's value at around $100,000. "I asked (the previous owner) what it was and he said, 'A meteorite.' I'm going, 'Get out of here, ' so he told me the story how it came down in the early '30s".

The man told Sirbescu that he kept the rock for the next 30 years, even after moving away from the farm.

Throughout her tenure, Sirbescu has frequently been asked to examine specimens of alleged space rocks, to see if they were worth any money.

In fact, the almost 23-pound hunk of iron and nickel is the sixth largest meteorite found in Michigan, according to the Smithsonian Museum and Central Michigan University.

The rock, which was initially used as a doorstop in the Edmore area for several decades after a farmer recovered it sometime in the 1930s, turned out to be Michigan's sixth-largest meteorite, a university spokesperson said.

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

After testing, she determined it was a meteorite, made of of 88.5% iron and 11.5% nickel. She sent two small slices to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., to validate her findings.

The Smithsonian and a mineral museum in ME are considering buying the meteorite - now called "Edmore" - for display, according to CMU.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A MI man curious about a rock he'd used for decades as a doorstop now knows its secret: it's a meteorite worth $100,000.

A United States farmer and his son saw a shooting star come crashing onto their property one night in the 1930s. The Smithsonian is considering purchasing the meteorite and adding it to the museum's collection.

The owner thought little of it and kept it as a door stop, until recently when he chose to find out how much his unusual rock was worth.

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

Then, "I said, wait a minute". The rock was reportedly found in the 1930s on a MI farm, where it was put to use as a doorstop.

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


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