Find / Fall: Found 2022
Location: Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara
Classification: Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Total Known Weight: 5.8 kg
Tifariti 002 is a lunar feldspathic breccia meteorite found in 2022 near Bir Tiguisit in southern Morocco. One large stone weighing 3.4 kg was recovered along with 2.4 kg of smaller pieces for a total known weight of 5.8 kg. The meteorite was purchased in Laayoune in April of 2022. No fusion crust is seen on the Tifariti 002 stones. Tifariti 002 is a breccia composed of mineral clasts of anorthite, olivine, low-Ca pyroxene, subcalcic augite and augite set in a fine grain matrix. Tifariti 002 has a low shock level and a low weathering state. The meteorite is hard and has been given a high polish on one side.