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Enstatite chondrites

Enstatite chondrites generally have sub-solar Mg/Si and refractory/Si ratios, oxygen isotope compositions that plot near the terrestrial fractionation line, and highly reduced mineral assemblages containing little FeO, Si-bearing metal, and sulfides of elements normally considered lithophile.

  • EH chondrites are a high-iron chemical group distinguished by small chondrules.
  • EL chondrites are a low-iron chemical group distinguished by moderately large chondrules.

Click on the images below to learn more about enstatite chondrites in the Center for Meteorite Studies collection!

Chitado meteorite