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Anglezarke Lead Mine (mine)
Posted: 04/05/2017 13:00:54
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Hi just joined I am from bolton so very near this mine has anyone been in this mine by any chance as I am looking to take a trip there next weekend thanks . IP: 149.254.234.197
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Anglezarke Lead Mine (mine)
Posted: 04/05/2017 14:48:48
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I know nothing about it I'm afraid but looking at the map it does look promising! IP: 188.39.178.242
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Posted: 04/05/2017 15:02:29
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http://www.nmrs.org.uk/assets/lookinside/bm33lookinside.pdf

Not sure if this is the place under a different name? Its in the same area i know that much.

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Posted: 04/05/2017 15:04:28
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And it seems that link doesn't take you as far in as the document contents page promises...

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Posted: 04/05/2017 15:08:04
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http://www.nmrs.org.uk/publication/the-yorkshire-lancashire-lead-mines/

£5 for the complete book seems a very fair price based on the information in the sample pages of the first post!

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Posted: 04/05/2017 16:47:44
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I've been on walks going past the site, not really explored in detail but get the impression there is not that much there. As far as know no acess underground working due to the shafts being filled in.

I think the info centre at the Rivington Great Barn had / has a leaflet on the history of the mines.

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Anglezarke Lead Mine (mine)
Posted: 04/05/2017 20:00:37
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Most important contribution from this mine is that Dr. Withering, first observed witherite,here.
As such it is the type locality for this mineral.
It is some 50 years since I was here.
At the time I felt there was a pobable adit,just above one of the tips.
It was as you might expect run in!
Memory tells me that the L.L.C. had an interest here, but did nothing.
My appraisal is that it was a small venture typical of many, in the U.K. In the days before modern prospecting. techniques.
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Posted: 04/05/2017 22:02:47
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I visited when I was living in Horwich a few years ago. Nothing much to see, a possible waterwheel pit, some vague rectangular shapes that may have been building, shafts all filled in. There was a little information board I seem to remember.

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Posted: 05/05/2017 22:56:12
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There is the gated sough. IP: 90.198.198.0
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Posted: 06/05/2017 08:52:19
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This has spiked my interest, managed to pick up a copy of the book from Moore Books, £7.55 all in.



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Posted: 07/05/2017 22:15:14
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I just ordered British Mining 33 from Moore Books. The OS 6" map of 1842-1952 from the National Library of Scotland website only mentions various trial shafts
http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=15&lat=53.6518&lon=-2.5718&layers=171&b=1

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