Michigan Man Finds Out the Rock He Has Been Using as a Doorstop Is a Meteorite Worth $100,000
A Michigan man will soon be $100,000 richer thanks to a rock he’s owned for over 30 years.
In January 2018, the Grand Rapids native brought a large rock that he’s been using as a doorstop to Central Michigan University geology professor Monaliza Sirbescu. For almost two decades, Sirbescu has been asked to examine rocks, routinely receiving the same question — Is this a meteorite?
“For 18 years, the answer has been categorically ‘no’ — meteor wrongs, not meteorites,” she told CMU News.