L3.7/3.8 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The L3.7/3.8 meteorite classification refers to a group of meteorites from the L group of ordinary chondrites, characterized by their lower iron content and moderate-sized chondrules. These meteorites exhibit features of petrologic subtypes 3.7 and 3.8, indicating an intermediate stage of metamorphism where they retain many original chondrules while showing signs of mineral alteration and beginning to reach a more balanced chemical state.

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