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Appendix 2 - Meteorite Types

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 February 2018

Alan P. Dickin
Affiliation:
McMaster University, Ontario
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Summary

1 Outer Solar System Objects

Carbonaceous Chondrite Class

‘Chondrites’ lacking chondrules (formerly called C1)

CI (Ivuna) group

Orgueil

Mini-chondrule clan

CM (Mighei) group

Murchison

CO (Ornans) group

CV-CK chondrite clan

CV (Vigarano) group

Allende, Efremovka, Mokoia, NWAfrica 6717, 6670

CK (Karoonda) group

CR chondrite clan

CR (Renazzo) group

Tafassasset

CB/CH (Bencubbin / Allan Hills 85085) group

Isheyevo

Anomalous Achondrites

NW Africa 011

Anomalous Pllasites (Stoney-iron meteorites)

Eagle Station

2 Inner Solar System Objects

Ordinary Chondrite Class

H (high iron) group

Ste Marguerite, Richardton, Kernouve, Beaver Creek, Forest Vale

L (low iron) group

Bruderheim, Inman, Que (Queen Alex. Range) 97008, Dalgetty Downs

LL (low iron, low metal) group

Bjurbole, Bishunpur, Chainpur, Semarkona, St Severin, Dhurmsala

Enstatite Chondrite Class

EH (high iron) chondrite group

Indarch, Kota Kota, Qingzhen, ALHA 77295, Sahara 97158

EL (low iron) chondrite group

Miscellaneous Chondrites

R (Rumuruti) group

K (Kakangari) grouplet

Primitive Achondrites

Acapulco group

Lodranite group

Winonaite group

Asteroidal Achondrites

Basaltic achondrites (including the HED clan, possibly from asteroid 4 Vesta)

Howardite group

Eucrite group

Juvinas, Piplia Kalan, Chervony Kut, Asuka 881394

Diogenite group

Angrite group (Angra dos Reis)

D'Orbigny, Sahara 99555, Lewis Cliff 86010

Enstatite achondrites

Aubrite group

Shallowater

Ultramafic achondrites

Ureilite group

Dar al Gani 165

Brachinite group

Lunar Meteorites Martian meteorites (sometimes called ‘SNC meteorites’)

Shergottite group

Shergotty, Zagami, Dar al Gani 476, Que 94201, EET 79001

Nakhlite group

Chassignite group

Other Martian meteorites, e.g., ALH 84001

Pallasites (stoney-iron meteorites)

Main group pallasites

Pyroxene pallasite grouplet

Mesosiderite group

Magmatic Iron Class

Iron I clan

IC group

Iron II clan

IIAB, IIC, II D, II F, II G groups

Rodeo, Carbo

Iron III clan

IIIAB, IIIE, III F groups

Iron IV clan

IVA, IVB groups

Gibeon, Muonionalusta, Santa Clara

Non-magmatic or Primitive Iron Class

I AB clan (formerly groups IAB and IIICD)

IAB main group

Canyon Diablo, Nantan

Udei Station grouplet

Pitts grouplet

IIE iron meteorite group

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  • Alan P. Dickin, McMaster University, Ontario
  • Book: Radiogenic Isotope Geology
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  • Alan P. Dickin, McMaster University, Ontario
  • Book: Radiogenic Isotope Geology
  • Online publication: 01 February 2018
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316163009.019
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