L@@K Iron Ore Rock, Mineral, NOT A Meteorite, the oddest rock in the box READ For Sale
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L@@K Iron Ore Rock, Mineral, NOT A Meteorite, the oddest rock in the box READ:
This is an outstanding piece of iron ore with either hematite or magnetite, probably hematite as it streaks reddish brown. It is attracted to a magnet. Smooth surface, dark grey to black, overall. Approximately 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 in, weight is 9.2 ounces.
I thought it was a meteorite, a gift from the universe to me...so I had some geology graduate students (from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) look at it. They determined it is not a meteorite, but a piece of iron ore. They were excited, though, because they said what they usually got to test for a meteorite was iron slag! So, it is a gift from the Earth to me...a very nice gift, because I love rocks...yes I'm one of those crazy people that actually has a box of rocks!
Now about that outrageous price tag...(after all, the going rate for iron ore is $56.00 per cubic ton!!) there are many reasons for that:
1. I don't really want to part with it, I love it...it's my favorite rock, it's precious to me...but then, again, everyone has their price!
2. I didn't have any trouble selling my vintage Star Wars figures...had 100's of views, multiple watchers and buyers, and I sold them all. No one seems too interested in my Atari 2600 game cartridges, Beanie Baby collector cards, or the Beanie Babies themselves, so I thought I would try something different, a touch goofy, in an attempt to generate interest if nothing else!
3. I'm planning to retire in the Spring, so I want to build a little nest egg for myself. I'm comfortably poor...I have a little house, a job, I pay my bills and taxes, there's just not much left over. I'm not complaining, I get by, and I'm reasonably happy.
3 1/2. Update to #3...I have happily retired, without the nest egg. I'm just plain poor...still have my little house, still pay my bills and taxes, learning to live on less (social security income). Still not complaining, still getting by, and I'm tremendously happy!!
4. I know you're out there...you're comfortably well-off, or downright wealthy...a little eccentric or just eccentric enough to tap that "buy it now" button, and make someone's day!! You know you want to!! If you have the means, go ahead, make my day!! Buy it now, buy it now...(Jedi mind trick)
Not only will you have this magnificent display piece, or extravagant paperweight, you will have my most sincere gratitude, for your random (or perhaps, deliberate) act of kindness! Thank you for looking. The universe is vast and abundant and many things are possible! May the force be with you, always!!