R3-4 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The R3-4 classification is given to a specific kind of R chondrite meteorite, part of the Rumuruti group, which is unique in its chemical composition and does not fit neatly into the major chondrite classes. This meteorite is a breccia, meaning it is composed of fragments from both type 3 and type 4 categories, showcasing a blend of features such as abundant chondrules, varying degrees of mineral alteration and metamorphism, and a mix of mineral assemblages.

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