CO3.3 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The “CO3.3” classification applies to a carbonaceous chondrite within the CO group, specifically a type 3 meteorite, indicating a particular degree of metamorphism within this class. These meteorites are known for their small chondrules, minimal refractory inclusions, and a composition that showcases a balance between abundant chondrules and a mineral assemblage that is not fully equilibrated, often featuring low-calcium pyroxene grains with unique twinning patterns.

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