CO3.4 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The “CO3.4” classification indicates a carbonaceous chondrite from the CO group, falling into petrologic type 3, representing a specific stage of metamorphism within this category. These meteorites are characterized by their small chondrules and limited refractory inclusions, combined with a mineral composition that includes abundant chondrules and unequilibrated minerals, with notable features like polysynthetic twinning in low-calcium pyroxene grains.

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