R4/5 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The R4/5 meteorite classification refers to a rare type of meteorite from the R (Rumuruti) group, known for its distinct composition and oxidation characteristics, which sets it apart from more common chondrite classes. This specific meteorite is a breccia that combines features of both petrologic types 4 and 5, indicating it has undergone moderate metamorphism, leading to more homogenized mineral compositions and the development of secondary minerals, yet retains some of its original chondrule structures.

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