L3.8-an Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The L3.8-an classification is assigned to a meteorite from the L group of ordinary chondrites, which are recognized for their lower iron content and specific chondrule size. This meteorite is unique as it falls under petrologic type 3, indicating the presence of abundant chondrules and minimal alteration, but also possesses anomalous properties, making it distinct from typical examples of its class in terms of mineral composition or structural features.

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