Rumuruti chondrite

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The Rumuruti chondrites (or R-chondrites for short ) are a very rare group of chondrites (a type of meteorite ), of which there are currently only 19 finds worldwide. The classification of this group is relatively new.

Half of all R-chondrites consist of light-colored fragments ( clasts ), which are embedded in a dark, fine-grained matrix ( matrix ). This means that the mother rock is composed of two different rocks that were fragmented and re-welded by the impact of another meteorite on the mother body.