Michigan man’s doorstop rock turns out to be a $100,000 meteorite

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You probably don't have many incredibly valuable artifacts laying around your house, but if you did you almost certainly wouldn't be using them as doorstops, right? A man in Michigan discovered that the big hunk of malformed rock that was once propped open a door on a farm he bought is actually worth as much as $100,000. Oh, and it also fell from space.

The unnamed man reportedly came into possession of the 22-pound rock when he bought a farm from a family who said that the object was a meteorite. The farmer claimed the rock had fallen in the 1930s and that the new owner could have it since it was "part of the property."

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