L4-6 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The classification “L4-6” refers to an ordinary chondrite from the L group that is a breccia composed of various components ranging from petrologic type 4 to type 6. These meteorites contain a high percentage of chondrules, small round mineral grains, and have undergone different levels of metamorphism, with type 4 components showing certain mineral changes and type 6 components having undergone more extensive alterations, including the conversion of specific minerals and the obliteration of chondrule outlines, all without melting.

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