olivine-hypersthene chondrite

olivine-hypersthene chondrite

[′äl·ə‚vēn ′hī·pər‚sthēn ′kän‚drīt]
(geology)
A type of chondritic meteorite generally containing more olivine than hypersthene; the hypersthene contains 12-20% iron, giving the meteorite a relatively dark color, and the metal grains usually contain 7-12% nickel.