CV3 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The “CV3” classification denotes a carbonaceous chondrite from the CV group, specifically a petrologic type 3 meteorite, known for its large chondrules, many with igneous rims, and significant refractory inclusions. These meteorites, characterized by a substantial matrix and divided into oxidized and reduced subgroups, feature a rich abundance of chondrules and a mineral composition that indicates low water alteration and a lack of equilibrium in its mineral assemblages.

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