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Farmer Uses Meteorite for Decades as Doorstop – Value $100,000 – 4 Oct 2018

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Mount Pleasant MI: In the 1930’s a Grand Rapids farmer in Edmore area found a strangely heavy  metallic rock on his property.  He decided the object would be useful as a door stop.  In 1988 a new owner bought the farm and the weighty stone doorstop was left behind to hold the same door open.  While watching video of meteorite hunters  who search for valuable space rocks to sell the new owner started to wonder if the stone holding that barn door open was worth something.  He saw a resemblance to the meteorites displayed onscreen in the program.  

He took the twenty-two and a half pound rock to Central Michigan University and was informed that the object was a meteorite and could be worth a lot.  It was the sixth heaviest meteorite ever found in Michigan The chunk of iron and nickel was later valued at $100,000 after the Smithsonian Institution verified the find, CMU said in a press release.  Of the twelve meteorites certified in the state this one is the sixth heaviest.

Source: Central Michigan University

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