H/L~4 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The H/L~4 meteorite classification represents a group of meteorites that exhibit characteristics of both the H and L groups of ordinary chondrites, which differ in their iron content and specific chondrule properties. These meteorites are approximately identified as petrologic type 4, suggesting they have undergone considerable metamorphism, leading to more homogenized mineral compositions and the beginning of matrix recrystallization, but their precise classification within the H and L categories is somewhat uncertain.

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