Meteorite Madness grips Michigan
They found some pieces of the Michigan Meteor yesterday (and that means it's now a meteorite). Several groups and professional meteor hunters are now scouring an area near Howell. Yesterday, they found several fragments of the six foot wide meteor that came down Tuesday night.
Apparently, according to MLive.com, the place to find these things is an iced-over lake south of Howell. Teams from Longway Planetarium in Flint and Farmington Community Stargazers found some fragments, as did Robert Ward and Larry Atkins, two professional meteor hunters. Larry sells meteorites online. Early this week, the rumor was - find fragments of the meteor and they would be worth $300 a gram. From what I've seen on Larry's website, that number's a bit high. Check it out.
A former Michigan resident, Darryl Pitt, who is now a meteorite consultant for Christie's auction house, is offering $20,000 if you find a chunk of this thing weighing at least a kilogram (2.2 pounds).
Now, go find this thing. Make us proud.
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