L3/4 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The L3/4 meteorite classification represents a group of meteorites that belong to the L category of ordinary chondrites, known for their lower iron content and specific chondrule characteristics. These meteorites exhibit qualities of both petrologic types 3 and 4, indicating they are in an intermediate stage of metamorphism with features ranging from abundant chondrules and minimal alteration (type 3) to more homogenized mineral compositions and the beginning of matrix recrystallization (type 4).

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