R6 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The R6 classification is assigned to a specific type of meteorite within the R chondrite group, known as the Rumuruti group, which is distinct from the major chondrite classes with its unique chemical composition and highly oxidized minerals. This meteorite is identified as petrologic type 6, indicating it has undergone significant metamorphism, leading to the homogenization of all mineral compositions, conversion of certain minerals, and the coarsening of secondary phases, resulting in a notably altered structure compared to its original state.

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