EL6/7 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The EL6/7 meteorite classification refers to a group of meteorites from the EL (low-iron) subgroup of enstatite chondrites, known for their specific chemical composition, including sub-solar magnesium-to-silicon ratios and unique oxygen isotope properties. These meteorites exhibit characteristics of both petrologic types 6 and 7, indicating they have undergone advanced metamorphism, leading to highly homogenized mineral compositions and a significant alteration or loss of original features like chondrules, straddling the boundary between these two metamorphic stages.

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