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Photographed by Henry Barwood  
This is what appears to be a new mineral species from the 3M Big Rock quarry, Pulaski County, Arkansas. Associated minerals are analcime, aegirine and brown needles of eggletonite. This is the only group of free growing crystals I've located so far. All the other specimens span the vugs, or are embedded in the syenite. These have only been found (so far) in the eggletonite pegmatite collected this spring and in the brown syenite pegmatite we collected about a decade ago. There appears to be no reason it is not present at Granite Mountain Number 1. Problem right now is that we have previously

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