David Hole found a heavy, reddish rock during his trip to Maryborough Regional Park near Melbourne, Australia, in 2015. Thinking that there was a high chance that the rock could have a gold nugget inside, he tried to break open the rock with every tool at his disposal, from a rock saw, to an angle grinder, to a drill, and even acid. Hole failed to open the mysterious rock.
Instead of throwing it away, he kept it. When the opportunity presented itself for him to take the rock to experts, Hole was informed that the rock he held on to all these years was a meteorite! "It had this sculpted, dimpled look to it," Melbourne museum geologist Dermot Henry told The Sydney Morning Herald.
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