CM1 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

A “CM1” meteorite is a type of carbonaceous chondrite from the CM group that is petrologic type 1. Carbonaceous chondrites are a major type of meteorite with specific chemical characteristics, and CM chondrites have small chondrules and abundant hydrated minerals. A CM1 meteorite has undergone significant aqueous alteration, where most of its primary minerals have been replaced by secondary phases, and it typically lacks chondrules.

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