R3.8 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The R3.8 classification is assigned to a specific type of R chondrite meteorite, part of the Rumuruti group, which stands out from other chondrite classes due to its unique chemical composition and highly oxidized minerals. This meteorite is identified as a subtype of type 3, indicating it has undergone significant but not complete metamorphism, characterized by an abundance of chondrules, low water alteration, and minerals that are yet to reach a stable chemical state.

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