"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.
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