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L chondrites

L chondrites are characterized by a low free metal and sulfide content (7-16% by weight). Because hypersthene is the dominant form of pyroxene in these meteorites, L chondrites are also known as olivine-hypersthene chondrites. Alternation grades for L chondrites range from 3 to 6. Most L chondrites are of the L6 petrologic type. 

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