EDMORE, Mich. (WOOD) — A rock that served as a doorstop at a Montcalm County farm for decades turned out to be a meteorite possibly worth $100,000.
Central Michigan University says that when David Mazurek bought the Edmore property in 1988, the farmer told him he saw the meteorite hit the earth in the 1930s and recovered the rock while it was still warm. The farmer used the 22.5-pound hunk of iron and nickel to prop a shed door until he sold the property.
"I asked him what it was and he said, 'A meteorite.' I'm going, 'Get out of here!' So he told me the whole story about how it came down back in the early '30s," Mazurek told 24 Hour News 8 Thursday. "He says, 'This is yours. It goes with the farm.' I had it for 31 years."
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