Mr Clive Mitchell

Mr Clive Mitchell Head of Corporate Communications & Publications / Industrial Minerals Specialist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3257

E-mail Mr Clive Mitchell


Clive is currently responsible for the BGS press office, web delivery, outreach, internal communications and publications.

He is an industrial minerals specialist with 24 years experience of capacity building, resource assessment, technical evaluation, mineral processing and small-scale mining research in the UK and overseas. His role has included project leader; industrial minerals geologist; small-scale mining reviewer; market research, training and workshop co-coordinator; and development of field testing methods.

He has coordinated the reconnaissance, field sampling, characterisation (mineralogical, chemical & physical property testing), mineral processing, product evaluation, dissemination workshops and investment promotion on many industrial minerals projects. This has included brick clay, construction aggregate, dimension stone, dolomite, feldspar, graphite, garnet- & andalusite-schists, gypsum, kaolin, limestone, marble, mica, mineral sand, perlite, phosphates, quarry waste & fines, sand & gravel, silica sand and talc-magnesite schist. He has worked on projects in Afghanistan, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Thailand, Trinidad, Uganda, Ukraine, UAE, UK, and Zambia.

Clive is an experienced communicator and has presented at over 40 conferences. He also manages the BGS MineralsUK website. Clive is the chairman of the organising committee for the Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) conference.


Current projects and collaboration


  • Communications
  • Industrial mineral evaluation
  • Mineral processing
  • Project leadership

Professional association

  • Association of British Science Writers (ABSW)
  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London
  • Member of the Association of Geoscientists in Development (AGID)

Research interests

Published outputs

Key papers

Mitchell, C J and Benham, A. 2008. Afghanistan: revival and redevelopment. Industrial Minerals, 489, 58-63.

Mitchell, C J and Benham, A. 2010. On the road to Qalamkar: The block seller of Kabul In: Scott, P W and Walton, G. (eds). Proceedings of the 15th Extractive Industry Geology Conference, 87-91.

Mitchell, Clive John; Mitchell, Paul; Pascoe, RD. 2008. Quarry fines minimisation: can we really have 10mm aggregate with no fines? In: Walton, Geoffrey, (ed.) Proceedings of the 14th Extractive industry geology conference. EIG Conferences, 37-44, 109pp.

Mitchell, Clive. 2009. Quarry fines and waste In: Quarries & Mines 2009. Ten Alps, 63-67, 5pp. (Quarries & Mines).

Mitchell, Clive. 2011. High purity limestone quest Industrial Minerals, 531. 48-51.

Mitchell, C.J. 2012. Aggregate carbon demand: the hunt for low carbon aggregate . In: Extractive Industry Geology, Portsmouth, UK, 8-11 Sept 2010. EIG Conferences.

Mitchell, C J. 2005. FarmLime: low-cost lime for small-scale farming From Marker, B R, Petterson, M G, McEvoy, F & Stephenson, M H (eds). 2005. Sustainable Minerals Operations in the Developing World. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 250, 121–126.

Mitchell, C J, Harrison, D J, Robinson, H L and Ghazireh, N. 2003. Minerals from Waste: recent BGS and Tarmac experience in finding uses for mine and quarry waste Minerals Engineering, 17, 2004. 279–284.

Mitchell, C J. 2002. Field evaluation of fine-grained industrial minerals From Scott, P W & Bristow, C M (eds). Industrial Minerals and Extractive Industry Geology. Geological Society, London, 235–238.

Mitchell, C J. 1994. Laboratory evaluation of kaolin: a case study from Zambia From Whateley, M K G & Harvey, P K (eds). 1994. Mineral Resource Evaluation II: Methods and Case Histories, Geological Society Special Publication No. 79, 241–247.