CH3 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The “CH3” classification indicates a carbonaceous chondrite from the CH group, which is a high-metal class characterized by extremely small chondrules and refractory inclusions, as well as a significant metal content. This type 3 meteorite is marked by a wealth of chondrules, minimal alteration by water, and a mineral composition that has not reached equilibrium, reflecting a possible later formation in the solar system’s history.

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