CK3-an Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The CK3-an classification describes a meteorite that is part of the CK (Karoonda) group of carbonaceous chondrites, notable for their solar-like magnesium-to-silicon ratio and distinct oxygen isotope composition, but with unique or unusual properties that set it apart. This meteorite is identified as petrologic type 3, indicating an early stage of metamorphism, characterized by abundant chondrules, minimal alteration from water, and minerals that have not yet fully stabilized or reached equilibrium.

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