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Meteorite was used as a doorstop for 30 years

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

Mona Sirbescu from Central Michigan University was asked by a local man to inspect the object he had kept for 30 years after finding it on a farm.

The 22lb (10kg) meteorite was the biggest the geologist had been asked to examine in her career.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45765458

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DieChecker

When I was a young man, I was running one of those magnets on a stick, used for picking up nails, through a pile of river rock that was going into a garden area, and pulled out a hunk of rock that was about the size of my fist and had a lot of iron in it. I kept it for a long time, but now I don't know where it went, and I'm now wondering it maybe was a meteorite.

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Nnicolette

I used to do that with a magnet too! Amazing how much metal bits are in the dirt.

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Merc14

Almost a century as a doorstop!  Great story and wonderful find. 

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TripGun

Everybody in the house has had a form of cancer...

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