Reddit User Finds Meteorite In Michigan Woods (Photos)

| by Brendan Kelly

A Reddit user made a surprising find in the woods, but was unaware of what he had actually stumbled upon until he posted a picture online.

Redditor EnigmaEcstacy shared a photo in a sub-Reddit community called "Rockhounds." He said the "rock" he found in the woods weighed three pounds and was magnetic.

Another user commented on the post and helped identify what it really was.

"Polish down a corner with sand paper or the like. Does it look metallic or is it still black or brownish?" Reddit user npearson responded. "If [it's] black or brown [it's] likely magnetite/hematite. If [it's] metallic, [it's] possible [it's] a meteorite."

EnigmaEcstacy responded to the comment with a photo of his findings. As it turns out, he actually found a meteorite.

According to an eBay guide about meteorites, meteorites are more rare than gold, platinum, and diamonds. The guide says that meteorites often sell for at least $300 per gram, which can mean a one pound meteorite could be worth several million dollars.

Seeing as the meteorite EnigmaEcstacy found weighs roughly three pounds, he could make quite a fortune if he makes the decision to sell his finding.

EnigmaEcstacy says he plans to bring his meteorite to a lab to be analyzed for definitive proof that he has a real meteorite.

Sources: Reddit (2), Ebay / Photo Credit: Imgur

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