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Will my meteorite make me rich?

PUBLISHED: April 16, 2013 at 5:19 pm  •  LAST EDITED: April 16, 2013 at 7:09 pm
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Will my meteorite make me rich?

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AN expat is appealing to Olive Press readers to help her value what she believes is a Martian meteorite.

Axarquia-based Penny Hammond hopes the suspected meteorite will make her a tidy sum should tests prove it to be genuine.

The Rincon de la Victoria resident got in touch with the paper after we reported how a farmer in the north of Spain discovered that a rock he was using to press ham was worth 4m euros.

She had been given the rock as a gift from a neighbour who acquired it while working in India as a civil servant.

Weighing around 165g, the rock is slightly smaller than a golf ball. Hammond said she had done simple tests to check the properties of the rock and is now keen to have it looked at by an expert for confirmation. “If it is what we think it is and our calculations are correct, it could be worth several thousand pounds,” she added.

“I just have no idea who to speak to. Can anyone help?”

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April 16th, 2013 5:54 pm

Penny, there are dozens of meteorite testing labs online. You’ll have to courier your sample to a laboratory for testing. Some labs will also purchase the meteorite fragment from you, should it actually be one. Good luck.


April 16th, 2013 6:54 pm

How can it be the size of a golf ball and she is holding it between her finger and her thumb and WEIGH 165KG ??????????? SOMEBODY IS BEING A BIT THICK HERE I THINK…..DON’T YOU?????????????????????

Surely you mean grames!!!!!!!


April 16th, 2013 6:56 pm

Grams even sorry!!!

pete collin

April 16th, 2013 11:00 pm

Not rich, if genuine that size of meteorite has a value from around 100 to 150 euro… sorry


April 17th, 2013 10:35 am

I have just accepted an offer of 37 euros a Kilo for my genuine meteorite material! Don’t get too excited.


April 17th, 2013 2:51 pm

So for 165grams she is looking at about 7€ tom then? lol


April 17th, 2013 6:21 pm

Esco you should have gone to specsavers!!!


April 17th, 2013 8:35 pm

Yes! I had 156 kilos since 1998. The price has gone down, and down, so the value is about 20% of what it was.


April 17th, 2013 9:43 pm

So Penny has pennies from heaven?


April 17th, 2013 11:12 pm

Duke you want to read posts a bit earlier.. as when it was first posted it said 165 KG, so specsavers not required!!!

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