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

The meteorite is the sixth-largest found in Michigan

SCIENCE Grand Rapids man's doorstop is $100,000 meteorite The meteorite is the sixth-largest found in Michigan

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

The previous owner even told him at the time that the meteorite fell to earth in the 1930s.

Then, in January, when a meteor struck southeast Michigan, Mazurek got curious after seeing reports of meteorite pieces being worth thousands of dollars.

This year, however, the man chose to find out everything about the mysterious rock, so he took it to Mona Siberscu at Central Michigan University's College of Science and Engineering. And now a man in Grand Rapids just found out the meteorite he has from that impact is worth at least $100,000.

The owner of the meteorite said he inherited the rock when he bought a farm in 1988. "It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically".

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.

It has been named the "Edmore" meteorite after the town in which the farm is located.

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

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.

Researchers discovered the meteorite has rare metals.

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?

The meteorite hasn't sold yet, but the Smithsonian Museum is considering buying it, as well as another collector.

The man reportedly hasn't figured out exactly where the meteorite will end up, but a number of institutions are apparently considering purchasing it from him for display.

The man also has agreed to give 10 percent of the potential sale value to CMU for the study of earth and atmospheric sciences.

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