H6/7 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The H6/7 meteorite classification describes a type of ordinary chondrite meteorite from the high-iron (H) group, which exhibits characteristics spanning petrologic types 6 and 7. This implies that the meteorite has undergone extensive metamorphism to the point where its minerals are highly homogenized and chondrules (spherical components typical of chondrites) are barely distinguishable or absent, suggesting a history of significant thermal processing.

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