R3/4 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The R3/4 meteorite classification represents a type of meteorite from the R (Rumuruti) group, a less common class of chondrites. These meteorites are unique as they are breccias composed of materials from both petrologic types 3 and 4, indicating they have undergone varying degrees of metamorphism, ranging from the presence of abundant chondrules and low alteration (type 3) to more uniform mineral compositions and recrystallized matrices (type 4), reflecting a complex thermal and structural history.

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