A stay-at-home mom from the aptly named El Dorado County in California recently stumbled on something far more precious than gold.
Taken during the early hours of the peak of a Perseids meteor shower ------>
Brenda Salveson found a meteorite potentially worth $20,000 in a local park where she brings her kids and dog, a local TV station in Sacramento reports.
“I was lucky, blessed, good karma,” Salveson told CBS Local. “It was sitting there at my toes like an Easter egg.”
The rock is one of many meteorites that fell from outer space, peppering Gold Country with primitive space rocks on April 22.
That meteor shower and Salveson's find drew hordes of scientists and treasure-seekers to the neighborhood, reports USA Today. It's a modern day retread of the historic California Gold Rush, which brought fortune hunters to the area in the mid-1800s. Read more;