Meteorite Recon | Tamdakht
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Stone, chondrite, H5, S3, W0
Tamdakht, Quarzazate province, Morocco
Fall: December 20, 2008, 22:37 local time
TKW: ~100kg
Individual 2007 g

After a spectacular and long lasting fireball travelling from west to east in a near horizontal trajectory more than ten masses fell 10 – 15 km north east of Tamdakht in the High Atlas. The first meteorites were found by the help of local nomads in early January. This particular mass (Tiguert n’Ait Farss 01) was found on January 17 about 3 km from the village of Tiguert n’Ait Farss. The meteorite displays thick primary fusion crust on the largest surface  and a thin layer of secondary fusion crust on opposite surface, as well as secondary crust on a corner that was sheared off during the last stage of the hot flight (lower photo).
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October 4, 2015


Chondrites, Stones, Witnessed Falls