Bolton Quarry, Bolton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
Cabinet, 9.8 x 9.1 x 5.2 cm
Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
An old specimen of massive petalite from the famous collection of Charles Shephard. ex.Charles Shepherd Collection (1804-1886), whom according to the Mineralogical Record Archive on him was with Benjamin Silliman's staff at Yale in 1827, as his assistant, and later as a lecturer on natural history at Yale (1830-1847) and then Amherst College. His large collection was donated to the Smithsonian, but afew specimens apparently found their way into the Academy collection, perhaps through trades with colleagues in the Philadelphia area.