Moon find

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

DEN­VER: A missing moon rock awarded to Colorado in 1974 has turned up in an ex­gov­er­nor’s house.

The lu­nar sou­venir was given to for­mer gover­nor John Van­der­hoof by the Nixon ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Van­der­hoof is now 88 and liv­ing in Colorado. He had kept the rock in his house.

Last week, a Den­ver tele­vi­sion sta­tion called to ask if he had Colorado’s moon rock.

Van­der­hoof joked that he had of­fered the rock to mu­se­ums, but no one was in­ter­ested. Its es­ti­mated value is $5 mil­lion (R38.5m). – Sapa-AP

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