A lead-containing mineral found in colourless, white, or grey crystals or masses and typically formed by the oxidation of galena.
Anglesite is lead sulphate, PbSO₄. Crystal system: orthorhombic.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From French anglesite from angles- (in the name of Anglesey, north Wales (Welsh Ynys Môn), where the mineral was found in the Parys copper mine) + -ite.