Gus Gunn

Mr Gus Gunn

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3405

E-mail Gus Gunn

Biography

  •  2012 : Principal Economic Geologist
  •  2008 –2012 : BGS Team Leader Minerals Sustainability
  •  1978 –2008 : Economic Geologist/Principal Economic Geologist at BGS
  •  1975 –1977 : Exploration Geologist, Zambia
  •  1973 –1974 : MSc Geochemistry, University of Oxford
  •  1970 –1973 : BA Honours Geology, University of Oxford

Skills

  • – ongoing Acquisition and evaluation of geochemical data for use in mineral exploration
  • – ongoing Development and application of mineral deposit models for use in mineral exploration
  • – ongoing Evaluation of mineral potential, at regional and local scales
  • – ongoing Exploration technology, and related geochemical methods
  • – ongoing Mineral resource evaluation

Professional association

  • Member Association of Applied Geochemists
  • Member Mineral Deposits Studies Group of the Geological Society of London
  • Member Society of Economic Geologists
  • Member Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits

Research interests

  • – ongoing Development of new methods for mineral exploration
  • – ongoing Processes responsible for the formation of metallic mineral deposits (PGE, gold, base metals, critical metals).
  • – ongoing Security of minerals supply to UK and EU. Criticality assessment for mineral raw materials.

Boards and committees

  •  2011 –2012 : NERC Expert Group on Minerals Security of Supply
  •  2010 –2011 : Geological Society of London Expert Group responsible for its Rare Earth Element Briefing Note
  •  2010 : NATO Advisor on raw materials security of supply
  •  2009 : BGS representative on the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Mineral Resources
  •  2009 –2015 : UK representative on EC expert working group 'Defining critical raw materials'

Current projects and collaboration

  • – ongoing Development of a minerals intelligence network for Europe ('Minerals4EU' project funded by the EC). BGS in collaboration with 30 European partners
  •  2011 : BGS-Camborne School of Mines Critical Metals Alliance
  •  2011 –2014 : Editor of 'Critical Metals Handbook' published in 2014 by Wiley in conjunction with BGS and AGU
  •  2011 –2013 : NERC knowledge exchange project ' Critical minerals: science for a secure supply'
  •  2011 –2015 : Supervision of PhD research at Camborne School of Mines related to heavy rare-earth enrichment in carbonatites
  •  2010 : Metallogenic studies related to the genesis of critical metal deposits, including rare earths, tantalum and niobium.

Published outputs