R3.7 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The “R3.7” classification refers to a specific type of meteorite from the Rumuruti group, categorized as petrologic type 3. These R chondrites are unique in that they don’t fit neatly into the major chondrite categories; they’re noted for their unusual chemistry and highly oxidized minerals, and this particular type is characterized by an abundance of spherical components called chondrules, minimal water-induced alterations, and minerals that haven’t fully equilibrated, indicating a lower degree of thermal metamorphism within the type 3 spectrum.

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