The find location of the Tiguert n’Ait Farss 02 mass is ~3 km northwest from the next closest mass found previously. Its find extended the strewn field known to that date (February 12) to a lenght of ~16 kilometers. There is still not sufficient data to draw a precise strewn field axis but it is safe to say that the distribution ellipse has a general west east orientation. This is consistent with the eye witness reports on the fireball’s trajectory. A minor deflection of the orientation of the distribution ellipse might be due to wind drift.
The area where the Tamdakht meteorites fell is sparsely populated but there are chances that more finds will be discovered in the future. According to the finders, the single masses are particularly hard to spot in the rocky terrain. Although climbing the mountains for many days in search for meteorites it took the finder of n’Ait Farss 02 two weeks to find his first Meteorite. The image below shows the view from the find location of the Tiguert n’Ait Farss 02 mass towards the east. The village of Ait Farss can be seen at the bottom of the Tiguert Canyon. On the far left side of the photo the foot of the Djebel Tamakoucht is visible, which is about 8 kilometers away. The next closest meteorite find is a 2.007 kg individual that was found ~3km to the southeast (Tiguert n’Ait Farss 01).
With a strewn field length of at least ~16 km and a width of at least ~4.5 km at present the shower producing Tamdakht meteorite can be considered a fall of major importance. With a current TKW of ~77 kg Tamdakht is already the biggest meteorite fall in the history of Morocco. Until 2008 only four witnessed falls were known: Douar Mghila (1932), Oued el Hadjar (1986), Bensour (2002) and Benguerir (2004). All were LL-6 chondrites. With a TKW of 45 Kg Bensour until present was the largest fall of this list, but although known as a Moroccan meteorite the fall in fact occured in the Djebel Ben Sour ~100 km south of the border and well within Algerian territory (correspondence with P. Thomas).