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Classification Index

This page provides a survey of the different classes of meteorites. While the first part mirrors the systematic classification of meteorites, the second part represents an alphabetical index. Both parts contain direct hyperlinks leading to the respective descriptions of each class - just click on a name to get further information. Please use the back button of your browser to return to the classification index.

Systematic Classification of Meteorites

Stony Meteorites

Chondrites Carbonaceous Chondrites CI Group (Ivuna-Type)
CM Group (Mighei-Type)
CV Group (Vigarano-Type)
CO Group (Ornans-Type)
CK Group (Karoonda-Type)
CR Group (Renazzo-Type)
CH Group (High-Metal-Type)
CB Group (Bencubbinites)
C Ungrouped (e.g. Coolidge Grouplet)
Ordinary Chondrites H Group (High-Iron)
L Group (Low-Iron)
LL Group (Low-Iron, Low-Metal)
Other Chondrites E Group (Enstatite Chondrites)
R Group (Rumurutiites)
K Group (Kakangariites)
F Group (Forsterite Chondrites)
Achondrites PAC Group - Primitive Achondrites Acapulcoites
Lodranites
Brachinites
Winonaites
Ureilites
Ungrouped Primitive Achondrites
HED Group - Meteorites from Vesta Eucrites Main Series Eucrites
Stannern Trend Eucrites
Nuevo Laredo Trend Eucrites
Cumulate Eucrites
Polymict Eucrites
Diogenites
Howardites
Other Evolved Asteroidal Achondrites Angrites
Aubrites
LUN Group - Lunar Meteorites LUN A Anorthositic Regolith Breccias
Anorthositic Impact-Melt Breccias
Anorthositic Fragmental Breccias
LUN B - Mare Basalts
LUN G - Mare Gabbros
LUN N - Norites
SNC Group - Martian Meteorites Shergottites Basaltic Shergottites
Lherzolitic Shergottites
Transitional Members
Nakhlites
Chassignites
Orthopyroxenites

 

 

Alphabetical Index of Meteorite Classes

 

IAB iron meteorites

IC iron meteorites

IIAB iron meteorites

IIC iron meteorites

IID iron meteorites

IIE iron meteorites

IIF iron meteorites

IIG iron meteorites

IIIAB iron meteorites

IIICD iron meteorites

IIIE iron meteorites

IIIF iron meteorites

IVA iron meteorites

IVB iron meteorites

Acapulcoites

Achondrites

Angrites

Anort. fragmental breccias, lunar

Anort. impact-melt breccias, lunar

Anort. regolith breccias, lunar

Ataxites

Aubrites

Basaltic shergottites

Bencubbinites

Brachinites

Carbonaceous chondrites

CB chondrites

Chassignites

CH chondrites

Chondrites

CI chondrites

CK chondrites

CM chondrites

CO chondrites

Coolidge Grouplet

CR chondrites

Cumulate eucrites

CV chondrites

Diogenites

Eagle Station pallasites

E chondrites

Enstatite chondrites

Eucrites

F chondrites

Forsterite chondrites

Fragmental breccias, lunar

H chondrites

HED group

Hexahedrites

Highland rocks, lunar

Howardites

Impact-melt breccias, lunar

Iron meteorites

Kakangariites

K chondrites

L chondrites

Lherzolitic shergottites

LL chondrites

Lodranites

LUN A

Lunar meteorites

LUN B

LUN G

LUN group

LUN N

Main series eucrites

Mare basalts, lunar

Mare gabbros, lunar

Martian meteorites

Mesosiderites

Nakhlites

Norites, lunar

Nuevo Laredo trend eucrites

Octahedrites

Ordinary chondrites

Orthopyroxenites, martian

PAC group

Pallasites

Polymict eucrites

Primitive achondrites

Pyroxene pallasites

R chondrites

Regolith breccias, lunar

Rumurutiites

Shergottites

Siderites; iron meteorites

SNC group

Stannern trend eucrites

Stony-iron meteorites

Stony meteorites

Ungrouped carbon. chondrites

Ungrouped iron meteorites

Ungrouped pallasites

Ungrouped primitive achondrites

Ureilites

Winonaites

 

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