Mr Gus Gunn

Mr Gus Gunn Principal Economic Geologist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3405

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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

Boards and committees

  •  2011 :  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 –2010 :  UK representative on EC expert working group 'Defining critical raw materials'

Research interests

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

Skills

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

Current projects and collaboration

  •  2011 :  BGS-Camborne School of Mines Critical Metals Alliance
  •  2011 :  Editor of 'Critical Metals Handbook' to be published in 2013
  •  2011 :  NERC knowledge exchange project ' Critical minerals: science for a secure supply'
  •  2011 :  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