EL5 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The “EL5” classification refers to an enstatite chondrite from the low-iron EL group, specifically categorized as petrologic type 5, which indicates a substantial degree of metamorphism. These meteorites are marked by their moderately large chondrules, notable silicon-bearing metal content, and a highly reduced mineral composition, undergoing changes that include the homogenization of olivine and pyroxene, conversion of certain pyroxene types, and the development of various secondary minerals, leading to less distinct chondrule outlines.

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