In total, 1,490 g of this meteorite could be recovered. The relatively intact main body of the Anakhsa 01 mass weighs 1,407 g. The meteorite is of triangular shape and has five surfaces crusted with rich primary fusion crust. The specimen shows large, shallow but well developed regmaglypts. Along the edges of the impacting surface several fragments chipped off. These were strewn around the base of the outcrop and in the closer surrounding of the main body.
The fusion crust of the meteorite shows little to no signs of oxidation while the fractured surfaces show rust halos around the iron aggregates. Although the fall of the Tamdakht meteorite occurred 59 days before the meteorite was found and documented, the overall impression is that of a hardly weathered specimen. A velvet textured fusion crust is still showing the characteristic luster of a fresh fall. Low temperatures and a cold and mostly dry weather since the fall favored the conservation of the specimen.
The Anakhsa 01 mass represents the most westward find at present, thus marking the beginning of the distribution ellipse of the Tamdakht meteorite. As research in the field is continuing it can be assumed that smaller masses will be found further to the west. (Status of February 18, 2009).