Meteorite goes for $51,000

May 18, 2009 The 5-pound Garza stone sold to a private collector for just under $51,000.

The piece of meteorite is named after Park Forest resident Noe Garza, whose home it crashed through. The rock landed just a few feet from his son.

The Garza stone was originally sold to a private collector for about $45,000 to cover the cost of the damage it caused to Garza's home.

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