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An igneous rock consisting chiefly of pyroxenes.

py·rox′e·nit′ic (-nĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Geological Science) geology relating to pyroxenite
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Pre-European copper workings were discovered on Tweefontein Hill, a bush-covered prominence rising about 140 meters above the surrounding plain on Tweefontein farm plot 1033, later redesignated 238 KR (Wagner, 1925,1926a-d), and prospecting was initially directed toward a pyroxenitic zone at the base of the Bushveld rocks which Merensky recognized as being similar to the rocks of the Merensky Reef.
The pyroxenitic Platreef horizon, north of Potgietersrus, is a wide zone containing platinum-group mineralisation, along with nickel and copper.