L6-melt breccia Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The L6-melt breccia classification is used for a specific type of meteorite from the L group of ordinary chondrites, known for their moderate iron content and moderately sized chondrules. This meteorite is categorized as petrologic type 6, indicating it has undergone extensive metamorphism, leading to uniform mineral compositions and less distinct chondrules, and it is distinctive as a breccia, with a matrix formed from material that has melted, setting it apart from typical type 6 chondrites.

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