The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought a farm in Edmore, Mich., in 1988. "I could tell right away that this was something special", Sirbescu explained in a statement published by the university. She examined it and determined the meteorite was 88 per cent iron and 12 per cent nickel.
Mazurek asked what the rock was, and the farmer offered a surprising answer: it was a meteorite.
The 22-plus-pound meteorite turned out to be the sixth-largest in MI and was valued at $100,000.
"It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically", she added. A slice of the meteor was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC for double verification, which verified it was in fact a meteorite, accordant to a press release.
David says the man who sold him the barn described the awesome tale of the meteorite making an impact crater in the backyard. 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".
A new buyer soon moved to Grand rapids, he would sometimes let the kids take it for essays in school, this man had no idea what "guest from space" can cost a small fortune.
Meteorites are broken-off pieces of asteroids that come from outer space and enter the earth's atmosphere.
"What typically happens with these at this point is that meteorites can either be sold and shown in a museum or sold to collectors and sellers looking to make a profit", Sirbescu said. The meteorite is worth an estimated $100,000.
"I said, 'Wait a minute".
The man also has agreed to give 10 percent of the potential sale value to CMU for the study of earth and atmospheric sciences.
A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is a meteorite worth more than $100,000.
Democrats, of course, have the bulk of the incumbents in competitive Senate races on the 2018 map that are closely contested . He was facing three allegations of sexual misconduct that lacked in evidence or corroborating witnesses.
Ahead of Saturday's vote, eyes were also on three other key swing votes, one of whom denounced Kavanaugh in a Friday floor speech. In the end, there was indeed a two-vote margin, the closest nomination vote since 1881.
Senators are expected to hold a final vote on Kavanaugh's nomination Saturday afternoon, despite entrenched Democratic opposition. But Democrats say women angered at the Kavanaugh accusations will turn out in large numbers to vote out Republicans.
According to research published past year , snakes were responsible for 27 deaths in Australia between 2000 and 2013. Mr Donoghue was born in Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, and his family moved to Australia when he was six years old.
With designated penalty takes Sergio Aguero not on the field, Mahrez moved Gabriel Jesus aside to take the responsibility. Referee Martin Atkinson was absolutely right to award Manchester City their penalty in the dying moments.
Wall Street closed down sharply following the news, extending losses from Thursday's selloff due to a sudden jump in bond yields. Average hourly earnings are forecast to have risen 0.3% month-on-month and 2.8% year-on-year.
Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Ankara Adel Serajedin Merdad has told Turkish officials that he had no information about Khashoggi. The Saudi journalist had raised questions about the state of human rights and freedom of expression in the Gulf kingdom.
Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Mark Hughes or Maurizio Sarri? "I am really happy with him", Sarri said . With the look of things, Chelsea are now a major contender in the EPL alongside Liverpool and Man City.
Police said the accident occurred Saturday afternoon when two cars collided in Schoharie County, near the state capital, Albany. Kirby said that Columbus Day weekend is the busiest weekend of the year for the store, and that it was packed.
At the end, it's the teams and the clubs that win the game . "It didn't look too serious, so there's a chance but we don't know". City travel to Anfield this weekend in an eagerly anticipated early-season clash of the Premier League's top two sides.
More than 14,800,000 votes were cast in the APC primary , said Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of southwestern Ekiti state. They will be deciding who shall represent the party ahead of the presidential election in February 2019.
Mattress Firm to close 700 stores in an effort to survive
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Vitamin D Supplements Are Largely Worthless
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Yazidi activist Nadia Murad awarded Nobel Prize
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Magnitude 5.9 quake hits Haiti, at least 11 dead
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Hamilton on brink of fifth title after Japan win
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US Senate heads to final vote on court nominee Kavanaugh
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Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang DROPPED
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