All that changed when an unnamed man from Grand Rapids, Michigan asked her to examine a rock he had in his possession since he bought a farm in 1988.
Upon receiving the meteorite, Sirbescu evaluated it and discovered it was an iron-nickel meteorite, composed of 8 to 8.5 percent iron and 11.5 percent nickel.
The charred hunk of space debris is the sixth largest meteorite ever found in the state, and it's estimated worth tops $100,000.
"It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically", Sibescu expressed. She then sent two small slices of the rock to the Smithsonian for confirmation. While touring the property, the man spotted the rock propping open a door and asked the farmer what it was.
The farmer said that it had come down onto the property in the '30s - "and it made a heck of a noise when it hit", the new owner recalled him saying, according to CMU's statement. He and his father dug it out the next morning and it was still warm.
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Like the farmer, he just thought it was "cool to look at", and let his children take it to school for show and tell.
The Smithsonian Institution is considering purchasing the meteorite, Central Michigan University said.
A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is a meteorite worth more than $100,000.
"I walked in there and there's this rock and i said you got everything all cleaned up but what's this? and he said oh that's a meteorite", says David, who owns the meteorite.
The meteorite's owner said that regardless of the buyer, he will donate 10 percent of the sale amount to the university.
In January, the man made a decision to learn once and for all about the value of the doorstep.