Man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

He contacted Central Michigan University who tested and confirmed that the rock was not only a meteorite, but a particularly large one at that.

He says the meteorite came with the barn he bought in Edmore back in 1988.

A man who used a meteorite as a doorstop for 30 years got a huge surprise when he discovered it was potentially worth $100, ooo (around P5.4 million).

But that all changed when she was asked to examine an oddly shaped large rock that a MI man, who didn't want to be named, had had in his possession for the last 30 years.

After testing, she determined it was a meteorite, made of of 88.5% iron and 11.5% nickel. "I could tell right away that this was something special". While touring the property, the man spotted the rock propping open a door and asked the farmer what it was.

This January, southern MI experienced a meteor flash that showered fragments of space rock all over Livingston County. The previous owner showed him around the property at the time and said the meteorite arrived on the farm during a meteor shower in the 1930s. In the morning they found the crater and dug it out.

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David Mazurek says he took his doorstop to the university for examination after seeing reports in January of meteorite pieces selling for thousands of dollars. "I wonder how much mine is worth'".

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.

The chunk of iron and nickel was later valued at $100,000 after the Smithsonian Institution verified the find, CMU said in a release. A mineral museum is also looking at buying the rock.

Whatever amount the owner receives, he has promised to give 10 percent of the sale value to the university to be used as funding for students in earth and atmospheric sciences.

"Just think, what I was holding is a piece of the early solar system that literally fell into our hands", Sirbescu said of the meteorite.

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