L~4 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The L~4 classification is used for a type of meteorite from the L group of ordinary chondrites, known for their lower iron content and moderate-sized chondrules. This meteorite is approximately classified as petrologic type 4, indicating it has undergone a significant level of metamorphism, which has led to more uniform mineral compositions and the recrystallization of its matrix, though its precise classification is somewhat uncertain.

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