Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

Man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

Meteorite used as doorstop for 30 years found to be valued at $100k

Central Michigan University said the meteorite's owner has pledged to give 10 percent of a sale's proceeds to fund Earth and atmospheric sciences students at the university, which would technically make it a schoolhouse rock.

"The answer has been categorically "no" - meteor wrongs, not meteorites", she said jokingly.

"I was exhilarated", said Sirbescu.

The 22-plus-pound meteorite turned out to be the sixth-largest in MI and was valued at $100,000. "It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically".

A rock (pictured) that was used as a door stop for three decades has turned out to be a meteorite worth $100,000 (£76,000).

According to CNN, a man says he inherited the rock when he bough a MI farm in 1988.

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The new owner came into possession of the meteorite after the farm was sold in 1988.

Now, the Smithsonian Institution is considering making an offer on the space rock.

The man, who lived on the farm for a few years, moved, and took the meteorite with him. In the morning, the farmer and his father found the crater and dug out the still-warm meteorite. For the past thirty years, he has used it as a doorstop and sent it off to school with his children for show-and-tell.

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

"It is heavy it is made of iron and nickel, it is 88.5 percent iron and 11.5 percent nickel", says Sirbescu.

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

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

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

The largest meteorite found on Earth was the Hoba in Namibia, weighing 66 tons.

A friend directed him to the CMU geology department, and Sirbescu confirmed the find by looking at it under an X-ray fluorescence instrument.

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

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