L-metal Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The “L-metal” classification is used for a meteorite primarily made up of iron and nickel metal. It is likely that this meteorite originated from an ordinary chondrite of the L group, characterized by their lower iron content and moderate-sized chondrules, suggesting it’s a fragment that separated from a larger chondritic body, rather than being part of a significantly larger, metal-rich celestial structure.

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