H/L6-melt rock Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The H/L6-melt rock meteorite classification refers to a specific type of ordinary chondrite meteorite, originating from either the high-iron (H) or low-iron (L) group, that has undergone significant alteration due to secondary melting. This type of meteorite has reached petrologic type 6, indicating extensive metamorphism which homogenized its mineral composition and obscured chondrule structures, and it features a matrix formed from melted material, showcasing the impact of intense heating events.

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