H4(?) Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The H4(?) classification suggests that a meteorite might belong to the high-iron H group of ordinary chondrites, known for their specific siderophile element content and small chondrules, and could potentially be petrologic type 4. However, this classification carries a degree of uncertainty (indicated by the question mark), implying that while the meteorite exhibits features typical of type 4, such as homogenized olivine compositions and recrystallized matrix, its exact group and type within the ordinary chondrites are not conclusively determined.

H4(?) Meteorite Examples

  • Frontier Mountain 95025 Meteorite: https://meteormaps.com/frontier-mountain-95025-meteorite

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