Tissint Martian Shergottite Meteorite

Tissint Martian Shergottite Meteorite
At about 2 am local time on July 18, 2011, a bright fireball was observed by several people in the region of the Qued Draa valley, east of Tata, Morocco. One eyewitness, Mr Aznld 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 hear over the valley.

In October 2011, nomads began to find very fresh, fusion-crusted stones in a remote area of the Qued Draa intermittent watershed, centered about 50 km ESE of Tata and 48 km SSW of Tissint village, in the vicinity of the Qued El Gsaib drainage and also near El Ga idat plateau known as Hrmadat BoQ Rba' ine. The largest stones were recovered in the El Ga idat plateau, whereas the smallest one (a few grams) closer to the El aglab Mountains.

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Tissint Martian Shergottite Meteorite
3.534g 45% Crust
20mm x 10mm x 10mm
Tissint Martian Shergottite Meteorite
1.992g 45% Crust
12mm x 11mm x 8mm
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