CV2 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The CV2 classification identifies a meteorite as a carbonaceous chondrite from the CV (Vigarano) group, which is known for its solar-like magnesium-to-silicon ratio and oxygen isotope compositions that are distinct from those found on Earth. This particular meteorite is characterized as petrologic type 2, meaning it contains a mix of hydrated minerals and a substantial amount of fine-grained matrix, along with the presence of chondrules and nickel-bearing sulfides, embodying the unique features of the CV group, such as large chondrules and significant refractory inclusions.

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