R3.8-6 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The classification “R3.8-6” refers to an R chondrite meteorite that is a breccia, consisting of components ranging from petrologic type 3 to type 6. R chondrites are a unique group of meteorites that don’t fit into the major chondrite categories and are characterized by specific elemental ratios and highly oxidized minerals. Petrologic type 3 suggests the presence of abundant chondrules and minimal alteration, while type 6 indicates that the meteorite has undergone significant metamorphism, altering mineral compositions and chondrule features without melting.

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