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Michigan Shaped Meteor Sells for 20 Grand
(2008-06-09)
(wgvu) - DETROIT (AP) - India trumps Michigan - at least in the world of
extraterrestrial art.
A 75-pound nickel-and-iron meteorite resembling Michigan's Lower
Peninsula sold at auction Sunday for $20,000, less than its
expected price of $32,500 to $40,000.
Michigan native Darryl Pitt, the meteorite's owner, says he was
disappointed by the low price. He says the anonymous buyer got a
bargain. Pitt believes the space rock is worth $50,000.
Another nickel-iron meteorite, which weighs three-quarters of a
ton and resembles the Indian subcontinent, sold at the same auction
for $90,000.
Pitt says there was "greater interest" in India than in the
Great Lakes State at the auction, held at Heritage Auction
Galleries in Dallas.
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