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Langley Barony Mine Checked Out

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The other day we picked out a specimen from the Ted Smithson collection, namely a witherite labelled as from the Joycey Shaft at Langley Barony Mine near Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, UK.

It is the first time we have seen anything from this locality so I though it worth checking out.

Langley Barony is very well documented and was operational as a lead mine from 1873 to 1893, with around 41,000 tons of lead ore lifted.

The mine site is derelict and still quite well preserved though there has been talk of reclaiming the tips for processing their baryte content.

Some linked references have been added to the new locality page below, including one to the Durham Mining Museum which details fatalities at the mine, including a 13 year old boy killed in 1891. A stark reminder of the conditions at these places.

I was unable to find any specific details of minerals found at Langley Baron, we have noted the following


I am sure the list would be similar to mines nearby.

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