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The Anglezarke mines in Lancashire have been worked since at least 17th century for lead. The whole area is geologically interesting and worthy of attention.

"White Coppice on Anglezarke was mined for lead, barium and copper from around 1700 till 1830. Mine workings can still be seen at Lead Mines Clough." Source Bolton Museum Website.

Anglezarke for many years was considered type locality for Witherite a barium mineral, but this now appears to be incorrect, as Dr Withering originally deduced the presence of an unknown element in an iron ore sample from Cumbria.


Anglezarke for many years was considered type locality for Witherite a barium mineral, but this now appears to be incorrect, as Dr Withering originally deduced the presence of an unknown element in an iron ore sample from Cumbria.

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Keywords:anglezarke, barium, bolton, geology, lancashire, lead, lead mines clough, minerals, mining, white coppice, witherite

HRS 1686 Anglezarke, Lead Mines Clough c1978

HRS 1686 Anglezarke, Lead Mines Clough c1978

HRS 1701 White Coppice, near Chorley lead mine 1977

HRS 1701 White Coppice, near Chorley lead mine 1977

HRS 4249 Anglezarke, Fletcher Bank Grits 1969

HRS 4249 Anglezarke, Fletcher Bank Grits 1969

HRS 4245 Anglezarke, Lead Mines Clough Barytes 1969

HRS 4245 Anglezarke, Lead Mines Clough Barytes 1969

HRS 4246 Anglezarke, Lead Mines Clough, fault scarp 1969

HRS 4246 Anglezarke, Lead Mines Clough, fault scarp 1969

HRS 4247 Anglezarke, Lead Mines Clough c1965

HRS 4247 Anglezarke, Lead Mines Clough c1965

HRS 4248 Anglezarke, Fletcher Bank Quarry 1969

HRS 4248 Anglezarke, Fletcher Bank Quarry 1969