L/LL~5 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The L/LL~5 meteorite classification represents a group of meteorites that blend characteristics of both the L and LL groups of ordinary chondrites, which differ in their iron and metal content and size of chondrules. These meteorites are approximately classified as petrologic type 5, suggesting they have undergone moderate metamorphism, leading to more uniform mineral compositions and the beginning of chondrule outlines blurring, though their precise classification is not definitively determined.

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