Eucrite-mmict Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The “Eucrite-mmict” classification designates an achondrite from the eucrite group, specifically identified as a monomict breccia, which means it is composed of fragments from a single type of rock. This classification situates the meteorite within the most abundant group of basaltic achondrites, characterized by Fe-rich pyroxene and Na-poor plagioclase, and sharing important geochemical links with diogenites and howardites in the HED meteorite family, possibly originating from asteroid 4 Vesta.

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