H(L)3 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The H(L)3 classification indicates a type of meteorite that could either be from the H group of ordinary chondrites, known for their high iron content and smaller chondrules, or less likely, from the L group, which has lower iron content and moderately sized chondrules. This meteorite is categorized as petrologic type 3, signifying an early stage of metamorphism, characterized by abundant chondrules, minimal alteration due to water, and minerals that have not yet fully stabilized or reached equilibrium.

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