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Tissint Martian meteorite, Tata Province, Souss-Massa Region, Moroccoi
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Tissint Martian meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
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29° 28' 55'' North , 7° 36' 39'' West
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Stone, Achondrite, Martian (Shergottite).
Depleted picritic shergottite similar to EETA79001, lithology A.
Witnessed fall 18 July 2011, 2:00 AM. TKW >7kg.

Several locals observed a bright fireball in the Oued Drâa Valley 50 km east-southeast of Tata. Initially no stones were recovered, but after diligent searches by nomads finally in October 2011 several glassy black fusion crusted stones were recovered. Due to the lack of terrestrial weathering we can be fairly certain the stones recovered here are from this fall. Several hundred stones from 0.1 g to over 1 kg have been recovered with estimates of the total recovered weight varying from 7 to 20 kg.

This is the fifth recovered witnessed Martian meteorite fall. It is a olivine-phyric shergottite that is related to and possibly launched paired with SaU 005 (plus parings), NWA 1195, NWA 2046 NWA 2626, NWA 4925, NWA 5789, NWA 6162, DaG 476 (plus parings) and Yamato 980459.
While most of the meteorite fragments were not recovered for two+ months after the fall, the meteorite shows minimal indications of terrestrial weathering.

Because of the fractured maskelynite (~20 vol%)and other delicate features from preterrestrial Martian impacts remain almost entirely intact (Balt et al., 2015). Following a similar line of argument, some isotopic signatures [light carbon (low in C-13) associated with Deuterium-enriched hydrogen (δD up to +1183‰)] of organic carbon in shock-melt veins are difficult to account for in terms of known carbonaceous chondrites and other possible abiotic sources. Thus, Lin et al., (2014) have again raised the possibility of biogenic carbon in a Martian meteorite.

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19 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Ahrensite (TL)
Formula: SiFe2O4
Type Locality:
Reference: Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Liu, Y. and Sinogeikin, S. (2013) Ahrensite, IMA 2013-028. CNMNC Newsletter No. 16, August 2013, page 2707; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 2695-2709.
Akimotoite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
Reference: Baziotis, I. P., Liu, Y., DeCarli, P. S., Melosh, H. J., McSween, H. Y., Bodnar, R. J., & Taylor, L. A. (2013). The Tissint Martian meteorite as evidence for the largest impact excavation. Nature Communications, 4, 1404.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Chennaoui, A. H., Jambon A. & Boudouma J. A. (2012). Tissint: The first Martian meteorite fall of the century in Morocco (abstract #5069). Meteoritics & Planetary Science 47. PUBLISHED ONLINE.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Irving, A.J. et. al, 2012 The Tissint DepeltedPermafic Olivine-Phyric Shergottite: Petrologic, Elemental, and Isotopic Characterization of a Recent Martian Fall in Morocco. 43rd LPSC #2510; Balta, J. B., Sanborn, M. E., Udry, A., Wadhwa, M. & McSween Jr., H. Y. (2015) Petrology and trace element geochemistry of Tissint, the newest shergottite fall: MAPS 50 (1): 63-85. (Jan 2015)
Chenmingite (TL)
Formula: FeCr2O4
Type Locality:
Reference: Ma, C. and Tschauner, O. (2017) Chenmingite, IMA 2017-036. CNMNC Newsletter No. 38, August 2017, page 1037; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 1033–1038.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Description: Usually or always very small crystals [< 10 µm](Balta et al., 2015)
Reference: Irving, A.J. et. al, 2012 The Tissint DepeltedPermafic Olivine-Phyric Shergottite: Petrologic, Elemental, and Isotopic Characterization of a Recent Martian Fall in Morocco. 43rd LPSC #2510; Balta, J. B., Sanborn, M. E., Udry, A., Wadhwa, M. & McSween Jr., H. Y. (2015) Petrology and trace element geochemistry of Tissint, the newest shergottite fall: MAPS 50 (1): 63-85. (Jan 2015)
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Description: Olivine ranges from Mg-rich core (max Mg#81) to Fe-rich rims (min Mg#27)[Balta et al., 2015]
Reference: Irving, A.J. et. al, 2012 The Tissint DepeltedPermafic Olivine-Phyric Shergottite: Petrologic, Elemental, and Isotopic Characterization of a Recent Martian Fall in Morocco. 43rd LPSC #2510; Balta, J. B., Sanborn, M. E., Udry, A., Wadhwa, M. & McSween Jr., H. Y. (2015) Petrology and trace element geochemistry of Tissint, the newest shergottite fall: MAPS 50 (1): 63-85. (Jan 2015); Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Liu, Y., Beckett, J. R., Rossman, G. R., Zuravlev, K., ... & Taylor, L. A. (2014, March). Discovery of Ahrensite gamma-Fe2SiO4 and Tissintite (Ca, Na, □) AlSi2O6: Two New High Pressure Minerals from the Tissint Martian Meteorite. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 45, p. 1222).
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Irving, A.J. et. al, 2012 The Tissint DepeltedPermafic Olivine-Phyric Shergottite: Petrologic, Elemental, and Isotopic Characterization of a Recent Martian Fall in Morocco. 43rd LPSC #2510; Balta, J. B., Sanborn, M. E., Udry, A., Wadhwa, M. & McSween Jr., H. Y. (2015) Petrology and trace element geochemistry of Tissint, the newest shergottite fall: MAPS 50 (1): 63-85. (Jan 2015)
Lingunite
Formula: (Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Reference: Baziotis, I. P., Liu, Y., DeCarli, P. S., Melosh, H. J., McSween, H. Y., Bodnar, R. J., & Taylor, L. A. (2013). The Tissint Martian meteorite as evidence for the largest impact excavation. Nature Communications, 4, 1404.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Balta, J. B., Sanborn, M. E., Udry, A., Wadhwa, M. & McSween Jr., H. Y. (2015) Petrology and trace element geochemistry of Tissint, the newest shergottite fall: MAPS 50 (1): 63-85. (Jan 2015)
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Reference: Balta, J. B., Sanborn, M. E., Udry, A., Wadhwa, M. & McSween Jr., H. Y. (2015) Petrology and trace element geochemistry of Tissint, the newest shergottite fall: MAPS 50 (1): 63-85. (Jan 2015)
Majorite
Formula: Mg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
Reference: Baziotis, I. P., Liu, Y., DeCarli, P. S., Melosh, H. J., McSween, H. Y., Bodnar, R. J., & Taylor, L. A. (2013). The Tissint Martian meteorite as evidence for the largest impact excavation. Nature Communications, 4, 1404.
'Maskelynite'
Description: Compositional range An68Ab42Or1 to An47Ab48Or5 observed by Balta et al. (2015)
Reference: Irving, A.J. et. al, 2012 The Tissint DepeltedPermafic Olivine-Phyric Shergottite: Petrologic, Elemental, and Isotopic Characterization of a Recent Martian Fall in Morocco. 43rd LPSC #2510; Balta, J. B., Sanborn, M. E., Udry, A., Wadhwa, M. & McSween Jr., H. Y. (2015) Petrology and trace element geochemistry of Tissint, the newest shergottite fall: MAPS 50 (1): 63-85. (Jan 2015)
Merrillite
Formula: Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Reference: Irving, A.J. et. al, 2012 The Tissint DepeltedPermafic Olivine-Phyric Shergottite: Petrologic, Elemental, and Isotopic Characterization of a Recent Martian Fall in Morocco. 43rd LPSC #2510; Balta, J. B., Sanborn, M. E., Udry, A., Wadhwa, M. & McSween Jr., H. Y. (2015) Petrology and trace element geochemistry of Tissint, the newest shergottite fall: MAPS 50 (1): 63-85. (Jan 2015)
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Description: Some Mg-rich cores reported as orthopyroxene.
Reference: Chennaoui, A. H., Jambon A. & Boudouma J. A. (2012). Tissint: The first Martian meteorite fall of the century in Morocco (abstract #5069). Meteoritics & Planetary Science 47. PUBLISHED ONLINE.
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Description: vitrified
Reference: Baziotis, I. P., Liu, Y., DeCarli, P. S., Melosh, H. J., McSween, H. Y., Bodnar, R. J., & Taylor, L. A. (2013). The Tissint Martian meteorite as evidence for the largest impact excavation. Nature Communications, 4, 1404.
Pigeonite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Irving, A.J. et. al, 2012 The Tissint DepeltedPermafic Olivine-Phyric Shergottite: Petrologic, Elemental, and Isotopic Characterization of a Recent Martian Fall in Morocco. 43rd LPSC #2510; Balta, J. B., Sanborn, M. E., Udry, A., Wadhwa, M. & McSween Jr., H. Y. (2015) Petrology and trace element geochemistry of Tissint, the newest shergottite fall: MAPS 50 (1): 63-85. (Jan 2015)
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Irving, A.J. et. al, 2012 The Tissint DepeltedPermafic Olivine-Phyric Shergottite: Petrologic, Elemental, and Isotopic Characterization of a Recent Martian Fall in Morocco. 43rd LPSC #2510
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Irving, A.J. et. al, 2012 The Tissint DepeltedPermafic Olivine-Phyric Shergottite: Petrologic, Elemental, and Isotopic Characterization of a Recent Martian Fall in Morocco. 43rd LPSC #2510; Balta, J. B., Sanborn, M. E., Udry, A., Wadhwa, M. & McSween Jr., H. Y. (2015) Petrology and trace element geochemistry of Tissint, the newest shergottite fall: MAPS 50 (1): 63-85. (Jan 2015)
Ringwoodite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Reference: Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Liu, Y., Beckett, J. R., Rossman, G. R., Zuravlev, K., ... & Taylor, L. A. (2014, March). Discovery of Ahrensite gamma-Fe2SiO4 and Tissintite (Ca, Na, □) AlSi2O6: Two New High Pressure Minerals from the Tissint Martian Meteorite. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 45, p. 1222).; Baziotis, I. P., Liu, Y., DeCarli, P. S., Melosh, H. J., McSween, H. Y., Bodnar, R. J., & Taylor, L. A. (2013). The Tissint Martian meteorite as evidence for the largest impact excavation. Nature Communications, 4, 1404.
Stishovite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Baziotis, I. P., Liu, Y., DeCarli, P. S., Melosh, H. J., McSween, H. Y., Bodnar, R. J., & Taylor, L. A. (2013). The Tissint Martian meteorite as evidence for the largest impact excavation. Nature Communications, 4, 1404.
Tissintite (TL)
Formula: (Ca,Na,□)AlSi2O6
Type Locality:
Reference: Ma, C., Liu, Y. and Tschauner, O. (2013) Tissintite, IMA 2013-027. CNMNC Newsletter No. 16, August 2013, page 2707; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 2695-2709; Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Beckett, J.R., Liu, Y., Rossman, G.R., Zhuravlev, K., Prakapenka, V., Dera, P., Taylor, L.A. (2015): Tissintite, (Ca, Na, □)AlSi2O6, a highly-defective, shock-induced, high-pressure clinopyroxene in the Tissint martian meteorite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 422, 194-205
Tuite
Formula: Ca3(PO4)2
Reference: Baziotis, I. P., Liu, Y., DeCarli, P. S., Melosh, H. J., McSween, H. Y., Bodnar, R. J., & Taylor, L. A. (2013). The Tissint Martian meteorite as evidence for the largest impact excavation. Nature Communications, 4, 1404.
Ulvöspinel
Formula: TiFe2O4
Description: Cocrystallization of ulvöspinel & ilmenite
Reference: Balta, J. B., Sanborn, M. E., Udry, A., Wadhwa, M. & McSween Jr., H. Y. (2015) Petrology and trace element geochemistry of Tissint, the newest shergottite fall: MAPS 50 (1): 63-85. (Jan 2015)
Wüstite
Formula: FeO
Reference: Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Liu, Y., Beckett, J. R., Rossman, G. R., Zuravlev, K., ... & Taylor, L. A. (2014, March). Discovery of Ahrensite gamma-Fe2SiO4 and Tissintite (Ca, Na, □) AlSi2O6: Two New High Pressure Minerals from the Tissint Martian Meteorite. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 45, p. 1222).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Akimotoite4.CB.05(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
Chenmingite (TL)4.BB.FeCr2O4
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
var: Titaniferous Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Perovskite4.CC.30CaTiO3
Stishovite4.DA.40SiO2
Ulvöspinel4.BB.05TiFe2O4
Wüstite4.AB.25FeO
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Merrillite8.AC.45Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Tuite8.AC.45Ca3(PO4)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Ahrensite (TL)9.AC.SiFe2O4
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Lingunite9.FA.70(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Majorite9.AD.25Mg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
Pigeonite9.DA.10(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ringwoodite9.AC.15(Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Maskelynite'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
Tissintite (TL)-(Ca,Na,□)AlSi2O6

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Wüstite4.2.1.6FeO
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Perovskite4.3.3.1CaTiO3
AX2
Stishovite4.4.1.9SiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Ulvöspinel7.2.5.2TiFe2O4
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Merrillite38.3.4.4Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Tuite38.3.4.6Ca3(PO4)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Ringwoodite51.3.3.1(Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Majorite51.4.3a.5Mg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Pigeonite65.1.1.4(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Ahrensite (TL)-SiFe2O4
Akimotoite-(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Chenmingite (TL)-FeCr2O4
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Lingunite-(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
-Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
'Maskelynite'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
Tissintite (TL)-(Ca,Na,□)AlSi2O6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
OOxygen
O Tissintite(Ca,Na,□)AlSi2O6
O AhrensiteSiFe2O4
O ChenmingiteFeCr2O4
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
O Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O UlvöspinelTiFe2O4
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O Ringwoodite(Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
O WüstiteFeO
O Akimotoite(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
O MajoriteMg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
O Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
O TuiteCa3(PO4)2
O StishoviteSiO2
O PerovskiteCaTiO3
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na Tissintite(Ca,Na,□)AlSi2O6
Na MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Na Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
MgMagnesium
Mg MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Mg Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Ringwoodite(Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Mg Akimotoite(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
Mg MajoriteMg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
AlAluminium
Al Tissintite(Ca,Na,□)AlSi2O6
Al Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
SiSilicon
Si Tissintite(Ca,Na,□)AlSi2O6
Si AhrensiteSiFe2O4
Si Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Ringwoodite(Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Si Akimotoite(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
Si MajoriteMg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
Si Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Si StishoviteSiO2
PPhosphorus
P MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P TuiteCa3(PO4)2
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca Tissintite(Ca,Na,□)AlSi2O6
Ca MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Ca Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Ca TuiteCa3(PO4)2
Ca PerovskiteCaTiO3
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Ti UlvöspinelTiFe2O4
Ti PerovskiteCaTiO3
CrChromium
Cr ChenmingiteFeCr2O4
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe AhrensiteSiFe2O4
Fe ChenmingiteFeCr2O4
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe UlvöspinelTiFe2O4
Fe Ringwoodite(Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Fe WüstiteFeO

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 3154498
Late Devonian undifferentiated

Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3306569

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3186359
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Abderrahmane Ibhi (2012): The Martian Meteorite of Tissint (Tata, Morocco) Preliminary Scientific Study and Reports of the Saharan Nomads. Meteorite, xx-xx.
Aoudjehane, C. H., Jambon A. & Boudouma J. A. (2012). Tissint: The first Martian meteorite fall of the century in Morocco (abstract #5069). Meteoritics & Planetary Science 47. PUBLISHED ONLINE.
H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane et al. (2012): Tissint Martian Meteorite: A Fresh Look at the Interior, Surface, and Atmosphere of Mars. Science DOI: 10.1126/science.1224514 (Published Online October 11 2012).
Baziotis, I. P., Liu, Y., DeCarli, P. S., Melosh, H. J., McSween, H. Y., Bodnar, R. J., & Taylor, L. A. (2013). The Tissint Martian meteorite as evidence for the largest impact excavation. Nature Communications, 4, 1404.
Yangting Lin, Y., El Goresy, A., Hu, S. et al. (2014) NanoSIMS analysis of organic carbon from the Tissint Martian meteorite: Evidence for the past existence of subsurface organic-bearing fluids on Mars: MAPS 49 (12): 2201-2218. (Dec 2014)
Balta, J. B., Sanborn, M. E., Udry, A., Wadhwa, M. & McSween Jr., H. Y. (2015) Petrology and trace element geochemistry of Tissint, the newest shergottite fall: MAPS 50 (1): 63-85. (Jan 2015)
Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Beckett, J.R., Liu, Y., Rossman, G.R., Zhuravlev, K., Prakapenka, V., Dera, P., Taylor, L.A. (2015): Tissintite, (Ca, Na, □)AlSi2O6, a highly-defective, shock-induced, high-pressure clinopyroxene in the Tissint martian meteorite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 422, 194-205
Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Beckett, J.R., Liu, Y., Rossman, G.R., Sinogeikin, S.V., Smith, J.S., Taylor, L.A. (2016): Ahrensite, γ-Fe2SiO4, a new shock-metamorphic mineral from the Tissint meteorite: Implications for the Tissint shock event on Mars. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 184:240-256.

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