A Man Used A Rock As A Doorstop For Decades, But It Turned Out To Be A Meteorite Worth Megabucks

Image: Mackenzie Brockman/Central Michigan University via AP News

For years, David Mazurek had used the same 22.5-pound rock to hold open the shed door on his Edmore, Michigan, farm. But after witnessing a meteor shower in the state – and having seen other people cashing in on debris that had fallen from the sky – Mazurek started to wonder just how significant his extra-large doorstop might be. And what he discovered was shocking – especially when he found out the value of his rock.

Before Mazurek bought his Edmore farm in 1988, the property’s owner gave him a tour around the land. And when they reached the farm’s shed, the former noticed something out of the ordinary: there was an unusual rock holding the door open.

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