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Rock with bizarre detail could sell for $13k

Lucy Dean
·1-min read
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24:  The Cookie Monster on display at a special National Museum of American History ceremony to receive more than 20 puppets and props from the Henson family on the anniversary of muppet creator Jim Henson's birthday at National Museum Of American History on September 24, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
The Cookie Monster. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)

An agate stone could sell for £7,300 (AU$12,900) thanks to its uncanny resemblance to Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster.

The rock was discovered in the Rio Grande dol Sul region near Soledade in Brazil, and while it looks like an egg-shaped stone from the exterior, once it’s split in half the resemblance to the Cookie Monster is startling.

Facebook/Mike Bowers
Facebook/Mike Bowers

Geologist Mike Bowers posted a video of the rock on his Facebook page where it was shared thousands of times.

And while agate itself isn’t that valuable, the unusual “face” within means it could be worth thousands, Bowers told Mail Online.

“I think this is probably the most perfect Cookie Monster out there. I have seen others but here you have it complete (both sides),” he said.

“Prices can be very high. I was proposed over $10,000 by 5 different buyers. Rare.”

Agate is normally formed within volcanic or metamorphic rocks and has been used in jewellery as far back as Ancient Greece.

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