Here is a nice and large lunar meteorite :
- Tisserlitine 001 : 0.481g part slice.
Beginning in December 2019 many similar dark stones were found together in the Kidal region of Mali, close to the border with Algeria. One very large stone (40026 g), another stone (4037 g) and 44 smaller stones (combined weight 3642 g) (total weight 47705 g) were purchased by Aziz Habibi in January 2020 from an Algerian dealer and subsequently acquired by Darryl Pitt. Independently, ten other stones of the same distinctive material (combined weight 8536 g) plus many smaller fragments (combined weight 1169 g) were purchased by Mbark Arjdal in February and March 2020 from a relative of the same Algerian dealer.
All specimens (many of which have a flattened slab-like form) lack fusion crust and exhibit medium-brown, "knobby" exterior surfaces. Interiors of stones have an overall tan to pinkish hue with obvious light gray, dark gray and whitish clasts plus some visible small grains of metal.
The meteorite is sold in a collection box with a separate label / signed certificate of authenticity.
- Mineral principal / Nombre del meteorito
- Meteorito MOON (Tisserlitine 001)
- Forma mineral / Tipos de meteoritos
- Acondrita planetaria
- 1.9×1.2×0.1 cm
- 0.481 g
- Origen (país)