$25,000 in space rocks if you can find them on Earth

$25,000 in space rocks if you can find them on Earth
$25,000 in space rocks if you can find them on Earth

The space rock that landed in Maine is worth $25,000 to whoever finds it.

Written by Jessica Jodrolet | published 9 seconds ago

If you live in New England, you will have to drop everything and move to Maine to grab your own metal detector. The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who finds a space rock that recently fell to Earth. boycott. Meteorite hunters are already looking for the most expensive rock, so competition can be tough.

After tracking a glow in the sky, NASA believes that part of the meteorite landed near White, Maine, and Canos, New Brunswick, on the border between the United States and Canada. Looking for space rocks in this area can be difficult because it is a wooded area with lots of mud and trees. This kind of terrain would provide plenty of good hiding places for the space meteor and make trekking through the jungle more difficult.

Roberto Vargas, a meteorite hunter, had already reached his neck of the woods twice in search of the space rock. Yes, meteorite hunter is a real word. This applies to those who research meteorology for fun or to those who live it full time.

The best way to find meteorites is to use metal detectors and magnets to pick up pieces of ferrous space rock, even if they are underground. It is important to hunt down meteorites as quickly as possible, as they are usually buried under the surrounding plant life or landscape within months of landing on Earth.

The museum is only looking for a sample of a one-kilogram space rock, which is about the size of a bag of sugar or a pineapple. If you think you’ve found a meteorite, you can bring it to the museum for testing, but there is a fee. If it turns out to be the coveted space rock, you will be able to purchase the test after a $25,000 bonus.

The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum (located in Bethel, Maine) is looking to add a new space rock to its already extensive collection. In addition to displaying the largest display of Earth’s moon and Martian meteorites, the museum houses the largest piece of Mars – a 14.5-kilogram fragment of the fourth planet from the sun. If you’re looking for local jewelry, the museum sells necklaces, rings, and other gems from Maine.

The reason for the exceptionally high amount of the bounty is that space rocks are often hard to find. In 2016, the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum offered a $20,000 reward for a similar meteorite that landed in Maine near the border with Quebec. No meteorite weighing 1 kilogram was found, so adding an extra $5,000 to this bounty will entice more meteorite hunters to find the space rock.

The new meteor bounty is not limited to Americans. Our neighbors to the north can also turn in a space rock for a prize of $25,000.