L3.6-4 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The L3.6-4 meteorite classification describes an ordinary chondrite from the L (low-iron) group, which is a composite or breccia consisting of elements from both type 3 and type 4 classifications. This means it contains a mixture of characteristics such as abundant chondrules, varying degrees of alteration and metamorphism, and a transition from less to more homogenized mineral compositions, showcasing a gradation from the less altered state (type 3.6) to the more metamorphosed state (type 4) within the L group’s framework.

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