Tissint (Martian (shergottite) )

Country: Morocco
State/District: Tata
Date of fall/find: Fell 2011, July 18
Total known weight: 7 kg
Number of pieces: many
Type: Achondrite, SNC, shergottite

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At about 2 am local time on July 18, 2011, a bright fireball was observed by several people in the region of the Oued Drâa valley, east of Tata, Morocco. One eyewitness, Mr Aznid Lhou, reported that it was at first yellow in color, and then turned green illuminating all the area before it appeared to split into two parts. Two sonic booms were heard over the valley. In October 2011, nomads began to find very fresh, fusion-crusted stones in a remote area of the Oued Drâa intermittent watershed, centered about 50 km ESE of Tata and 48 km SSW of Tissint village, in the vicinity of the Oued El Gsaïb drainage and also near El Ga’ïdat plateau known as Hmadat Boû Rba’ ine. The largest stones were recovered in the El Ga’ïdat plateau, whereas the smallest one (a few grams) closer to the El Aglâb Mountains. One 47 g crusted stone was documented as being found at 29°28.917’ N, 7°36.674’ W.

ID#: 4790
Description: Slice
Size: 3.2 x 2 x 0.2 cm
Weight: 3.48 gr

US$ 2,900.00

1 more specimen of Tissint


Class: Martian (shergottite)
Weight: 2.85 gr

US$ 2,375.00

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