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Rare piece of moon rock for $1.7 million

Calif. woman touting moon rock for $1.7M stung by an undercover NASA agent, officials said Friday.

By ROBERT JABLON,
Associated Press Robert Jablon,
Associated Press – Sat May 21, 1:40 pm ET

LOS ANGELES – She promised the moon, for a sky-high price. He wasn’t buying.

A woman who tried to sell what she said was a rare piece of moon rock for $1.7 million was detained when her would-be buyer turned out to be an undercover NASA agent, officials said Friday.

The gray rocks, which are considered national treasures and are illegal to sell, were given to each U.S. state and 136 countries by then-President Richard Nixon after U.S. moon missions and can sell for millions of dollars on the black market.

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