Mr Clive Mitchell

Mr Clive Mitchell

Head of Corporate Communications & Publications / Industrial Minerals Specialist

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3257

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

He is an industrial minerals specialist with 25 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, 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, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, 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 secretary of the organising committee for the Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) conference. He is currently researching frac sand resources in the UK.

Clive is a member of the British Standards Institute (BSI) technical committee (B/502/06) for test methods. He is a Chartered Geologist (CGeol) with the Geological Society of London.


Current projects and collaboration

Key papers

Professional association

  • Chartered Geologist (CGeol) of the Geological Society of London
  • Member of the Association of Geoscientists in Development (AGID)

Published outputs

Publication downloads

Research interests


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