CO3.6 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The “CO3.6” classification categorizes a carbonaceous chondrite from the CO group as a type 3 meteorite, indicating it is near the upper limit of its metamorphism scale within this class. These meteorites feature small chondrules and a modest amount of refractory inclusions, alongside a mineral composition with abundant chondrules and unequilibrated mineral assemblages, including low-calcium pyroxene grains showing unique twinning patterns.

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