'Pawn Stars': Man's fake 'amber rock' ends up costing him money

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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR SWIFFER - Rick Harrison of "Pawn Stars" teams up with Swiffer to encourage men to "Man Up, Clean Up" at Las Vegas BikeFest on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in Las Vegas. (Isaac Brekken/AP Images for Swiffer)
Corey Harrison, left, and Chumlee from "Pawn Stars" arrive at the 2011 A&E Upfront Presentation at the IAC building on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Rick Harrison from "Pawn Stars" attends the A+E Networks 2013 Upfront on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR SWIFFER - Rick Harrison of "Pawn Stars" teams up with Swiffer to encourage men to "Man Up, Clean Up" at Las Vegas BikeFest on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in Las Vegas. (Isaac Brekken/AP Images for Swiffer)
In this Wednesday, April 3, 2013, photo, Rick Harrison, owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop waits as a camera crew prepares to shoot an episode of Pawn Stars at his shop in Las Vegas. Pawn sales at the shop, which is featured in the television reality show Pawn Stars, bring in about $20 million a year, up from the $4 million a year it made before the show aired. Turning small business owners into stars has become a winning formula for television producers, but the businesses featured in the shows are cashing in, too. Sales explode after just a few episodes have aired, transforming nearly unknown small businesses into household names. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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On "Pawn Stars," a man brought in a 50-million-year-old amber rock with a spider in it ... or so he thought.

Madison was under the impression he had a piece of Baltic amber that was between 40 and 50 million years old with a tarantula trapped inside that he could get up to $50,000 for.

He was hopeful because he got the rock tested at Berkley and had paperwork saying that the material appeared to be Baltic amber. Rick Harrison said the test wasn't definitive, and that he needed to have the rock tested at the GIA, or the Gemological Institute of America to know for sure.

Madison paid $200 to get it tested, and it turns out ... it's plastic. Rick Harrison had to break the bad news, telling Madison that 'It's worth negative $200.'

Bummer!

Madison got the rock when he was just 10 years old, so he was pretty stunned. Harrison said the rock was likely made of Bakelite, which is used to simulate Amber.

The Twitterverse felt for Madison, and were skeptical that the amber was fake from the start.
Facebook fans had the same feeling he would be out $200. Hey, you win some, you lose some.

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'Pawn Stars': Man's fake 'amber rock' ends up costing him money
In this Wednesday, April 3, 2013, photo, cameraman Mark Matusiak shoots a scene between Chumlee, second from left, Corey Harrison, and customer Gene McCauliff of Las Vegas, for the reality tv series Pawn Stars, Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Las Vegas. Pawn sales at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop bring in about $20 million a year, up from the $4 million a year it made before the show aired.Turning small business owners into stars has become a winning formula for television producers, but the businesses featured in the shows are cashing in, too. Sales explode after just a few episodes have aired, transforming nearly unknown small businesses into household names. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
In this Wednesday, April 3, 2013, photo, customers wait in a line that stretches down the block to enter the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, in Las Vegas. Pawn sales at the shop, which is featured in the television reality show Pawn Stars, bring in about $20 million a year, up from the $4 million a year it made before the show aired. Turning small business owners into stars has become a winning formula for television producers, but the businesses featured in the shows are cashing in, too. Sales explode after just a few episodes have aired, transforming nearly unknown small businesses into household names. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 16: History's Pawn Stars Chumlee and Richard Harris drive down the Las Vegas strip with the cast of PAWN SHOP LIVE! to the Riviera Hotel & Casino on April 16, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) TV personality Rick Harrison visits the SiriusXM Studios on March 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 30: (L-R) Corey 'Big Hoss' Harrison, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell, Richard 'The Old Man' Harrison and Rick Harrison arrive at the opening of 'Pawn Shop Live!,' a parody of History's 'Pawn Stars' television series, at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino on January 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
KATIE - 5/3/13- 'Katie's Vegas Adventure: Katie gets a personal item appraised by the cast of 'Pawn Stars,' airing Friday, May 3, and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Photo by Ronda Churchill/Disney-ABC via Getty Images) KATIE COURIC, CHUMLEE RUSSELL, COREY HARRISON, RICK HARRISON, RICHARD 'OLD MAN' HARRISON
KATIE - 5/3/13- 'Katie's Vegas Adventure: Katie gets a personal item appraised by the cast of 'Pawn Stars,' airing Friday, May 3, and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Photo by Ronda Churchill/Disney-ABC via Getty Images) KATIE COURIC, COREY HARRISON, RICK HARRISON
In this Wednesday, April 3, 2013, photo, cameraman Joe Murgia, right, shoots a close-up of Michael Jordan memorabilia which was brought in to the Gold & Silver Pawn shop for an episode of the reality tv series Pawn Stars, in Las Vegas. Pawn sales at the shop, which is featured in the television reality show Pawn Stars, bring in about $20 million a year, up from the $4 million a year it made before the show aired. Turning small business owners into stars has become a winning formula for television producers, but the businesses featured in the shows are cashing in, too. Sales explode after just a few episodes have aired, transforming nearly unknown small businesses into household names. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
In this Wednesday, April 3, 2013, photo, visitors to the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop take a closer look at various college and professional sports championship rings on display, in Las Vegas. Pawn sales at the shop, which is featured in the television reality show Pawn Stars, bring in about $20 million a year, up from the $4 million a year it made before the show aired.Turning small business owners into stars has become a winning formula for television producers, but the businesses featured in the shows are cashing in, too. Sales explode after just a few episodes have aired, transforming nearly unknown small businesses into household names. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Customers wait in a line that stretches down the block to enter the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Las Vegas. Pawn sales at the shop, which is featured in the television reality show Pawn Stars, bring in about $20 million a year, up from the $4 million a year it made before the show aired. Turning small business owners into stars has become a winning formula for television producers, but the businesses featured in the shows are cashing in, too. Sales explode after just a few episodes have aired, transforming nearly unknown small businesses into household names. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Rick Harrison from "Pawn Stars" attends the A+E Networks 2013 Upfront on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
In this Wednesday, April 3, 2013, photo, visitors to the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop take a closer look at various college and professional sports championship rings on display, in Las Vegas. Pawn sales at the shop, which is featured in the television reality show Pawn Stars, bring in about $20 million a year, up from the $4 million a year it made before the show aired.Turning small business owners into stars has become a winning formula for television producers, but the businesses featured in the shows are cashing in, too. Sales explode after just a few episodes have aired, transforming nearly unknown small businesses into household names. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 16: The cast of PAWN SHOP LIVE! Kady Heard, Garret Grant, Chumlee, Troy Tinker, Sidney Kounkle, Gus Langley, Sean Critchfield, Anita Bean, History's Pawn Stars Richard Harris, Rob Kunkel and Derek Stonebarger arrive at the Riviera Hotel & Casino on April 16, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
These drawings ended up being worth nearly $50,000 --- each.
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