L3.2 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The classification “L3.2” refers to an ordinary chondrite from the L group that is of petrologic type 3. Ordinary chondrites are a major class of meteorites known for their abundance of chondrules (small mineral grains) and relatively low levels of aqueous alteration. The L group within this class is characterized by moderate-sized chondrules and specific oxygen isotope compositions, and petrologic type 3 indicates minimal aqueous alteration and distinct mineral features like monoclinic low-Ca pyroxene grains with twinning.

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