R Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The “R” classification is given to a type of meteorite known as an R chondrite, part of the unique Rumuruti group, which stands out from other major chondrite classes with its specific chemical composition and highly oxidized minerals. This particular meteorite has not been assigned a specific petrologic type yet, indicating that its detailed characteristics and stage of metamorphism have not been fully analyzed or determined.

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