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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

Tissint   contributed by Roberto Vargas, IMCA 5746   MetBul Link

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2.15 gram end-cut.   Martian (shergottite)

TKW 7 kg. Observed fall July 18, 2011, near Tata, Morocco.


Roberto writes:
Sporting some of the freshest glassy fusion crust I've ever seen, here is my 2.15g end-cut of Tissint. Tissint fell on July 18th, 2011 (my birthday) in the Tata Province in Morocco. Classified as a Martian Shergottite, it is one of only a handful of witnessed Martian falls.
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John Mixter
 7/29/2020 3:44:17 PM
Beautiful FC
Bernd Pauli
 7/18/2020 1:08:10 PM
Wonderful glossy birthday shergottite! Happy Birthday, Roberto!
Jim Strope
 7/18/2020 11:43:46 AM
That is a great meteorite to have for your birthday. Happy birthday!
Michael Doran
 7/18/2020 10:23:52 AM
This is a spectacular Tissint specimen. A thin end cut like this is ideal -- plenty of glossy fusion crust on one side, and a nice window into the interior on the other.
Andreas Ruh
 7/18/2020 2:43:42 AM
Nice specimen. In particular, the crust is very beautiful.
Kenneth Regelman
 7/18/2020 1:23:13 AM
Beautiful meteorite specimen !

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