R5 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The R5 classification is used for a type of meteorite known as an R chondrite, part of the unique Rumuruti group, which stands out from other major chondrite classes with its specific chemical composition and highly oxidized minerals. This particular meteorite is identified as petrologic type 5, indicating it has undergone significant metamorphism, leading to the homogenization of olivine and pyroxene minerals, the formation of various secondary minerals, and the blurring of original chondrule outlines.

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