LL3.6 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The classification “LL3.6” describes an ordinary chondrite from the LL group, indicating low iron and metal content, with specific characteristics such as relatively large chondrules and distinctive oxygen isotope compositions compared to other ordinary chondrites. These meteorites are classified as petrologic type 3, which means they have abundant chondrules, limited alteration, and unique mineral features like monoclinic low-Ca pyroxene grains with twinning. This classification represents a subtype within type 3 chondrites, signifying a particular degree of metamorphism and mineral composition.

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