Definitions for jeffersonite

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word jeffersonite

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. jeffersonite(Noun)

    A variety of pyroxene of olive-green color passing into brown. It contains zinc.

  2. Origin: Named after Thomas Jefferson

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Jeffersonite(noun)

    a variety of pyroxene of olive-green color passing into brown. It contains zinc

  2. Origin: [Named after Thomas Jefferson.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Jeffersonite

    Jeffersonite is a dark green pyroxene mineral, a manganese zinc enriched variety of augite, sometimes compared to aegirine. Jeffersonite is not a recognized mineral name. It occurs in pegmatites where it can form crystals up to 30 cm long and in the contact metamorphic zone between limestone and various intrusive rocks. It is reported from the Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, in South Australia and Sweden.


Find a translation for the jeffersonite definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these jeffersonite definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"jeffersonite." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 19 Apr. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for jeffersonite? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for jeffersonite:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.