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Nepheline Syenite Glade | by Eric Hunt.
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Nepheline Syenite Glade

Gillam Park contains three of only five nephaline syenite igneous glades in the world.

 

Nepheline synetite is an igneous rock with useful industrial applications, primarily in ceramics and glassmaking. Adjacent glades are now open-pit mining operations.

 

Gillam Park, Arkansas Audubon Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

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Taken on September 22, 2012