posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 10:11 PM
I hope this is the right place to post this, but I had a life-changing experience today that I had to show you!
I own an antique consignment business in Canada with a friend, and we recently came across an estate and got to go through and clean out the house and
sort out the good from the bad and decide what we wanted to keep etc. So we went through box after box and eventually stumbled upon the find of a
lifetime! At the bottom of this old cardboard box, there were about a dozen, what looked to be rocks or fossils.
After sorting through everything there were two things left in there that were very odd looking and seemed out-of-place, so we pulled them out and to
our surprise.... in my hand I was holding what looked to be a fossilized jawbone with teeth in it (or so I thought). After further research it turns
out they are a nest of prehistoric fossilized dinosaur eggs!!!
After the excitement of realizing what we had come across had set in, we lifted the next item out and boy was it heavy, I mean REALLY heavy! As soon
as I picked it up, I knew exactly what we had discovered... It was an iron meteorite almost 4" wide/long. It was flat and almost entirely black with
long flow lines and rust spots all over it. I immediately grabbed a magnet hoping it would stick and of course it stuck! It still has the entire
fusion crust intact on it from when the rock melted entering the atmosphere and must have either been a recent fall, or could have been buried
underground after impact from an older fall.
We also came across a prehistoric ammonite fossil from almost 72 million years ago! It was beautifully intact and showed an amazing spiral with some
mother of pearl attached to it!
The iron meteorite falls in the category of only 5% of all meteorite finds which makes it a VERY rare specimen! I cannot explain the feeling of
holding the core of an old planet or asteroid in my hand dating back to between 2.5 to 3.5 BILLION years ago! It made me feel so small and worthless
that I just wanted to hold it forever! We are absolutely nothing in the big picture and this further solidified that fact.
I feel so privileged now to be able to have gotten the chance to touch something so rare and so old so I had to share it with everyone! I have
included a couple of pictures below just from my cell phone (which doesn't do it justice ) I will take some nice high quality photos in a light box
with a proper camera when I get a chance and post them!
edit on 4-2-2013 by Tylerknight because: Got pictures resized properly