- Meteorite Type: Lunar, feldspathic breccia
- Weight: 33.7 grams
- Approximate Measurements: 42 mm x 26 mm x 23 mm
- Additional Information: Best of both worlds in this end cut with natural exterior and laboratory prepared polished dark front face.
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Found by meteorite hunters between Algeria and the find site of the Erg Chech 002 meteorite. Classified as a feldspathic breccia, Touat 005 is unique in that it contains white plagioclase megacrysts, or particularly large crystalline grains. A possible monomict breccia, it’s likely that Touat 005 is made up of several rocks—of similar lithologies, or physical characteristics—that brecciated on the Moon’s surface. These light-colored grains, which are set against the meteorite’s dark, shock-veined matrix, give Touat 005 its nickname, “The Stained Glass Lunar.”