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Recommended classifications

Recommended classes in the Meteoritical Bulletin Database are assigned by the database editor. In most cases, this is based on the most recent classification that appears in either the Catalogue of Meteorites, MetBase, the US Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter, the Japanese Meteorite Newsletter, or the Meteoritical Bulletin. However, in a few cases it reflects differences of opinion about the proper way to classify the meteorite. The nomenclature used may also be modified by the editor to conform to an internally consistent classification scheme

The recommended classification Stony iron means:

"A stony-iron meteorite that has not been fully classified."

The highlighted words are defined as follows:

stony-iron meteorite: An achondritic meteorite that is a mixture of Fe-Ni metal and silicate-rich clasts

Find all meteorites of type: Stony iron