Dr Jon Naden

Dr Jon NadenMinerals Geoscientist / Manager BGS University Funding Initiative

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 9363280

E-mail Dr Jon Naden


  • 2006–Current: Team Leader, BGS University Funding Initiative
  • 2003–Current: Economic geologist and minerals geoscientist
  • 2001–2002: EU Marie Curie Fellow, University of Athens
  • 1989–2000: Mineralogist and isotope geochemist
  • 1987–1988: BP Minerals International
  • 1983–1986: PhD University of Aston, Gold mineralisation

Research interests

  • Mineralisation and magmatism
  • Remote sensing, GIS and mineral exploration
  • Weathering of mineral deposits
  • CO2 sequestration by mineralisation


  • Ore mineralogy
  • Elemental and isotope geochemistry
  • Fluid inclusion analysis
  • Metallogeny

Current projects and collaboration

  • Airborne remote sensing and natural hazards and resources, Greece (University of Hull)
  • Carbonate mineralisation in ophiolites as natural analogues for carbon dioxide sequestration, United Arab Emirates (University of Leicester)
  • Exploration for secondary copper deposits, Cyprus (Camborne School of Mines & the Natural History Museum)
  • Novel applications of airborne LiDAR and multispectral data for high-resolution geological mapping, Cyprus (University of Leicester)
  • Porphyry copper mineralisation, Greece (Kingston University & University of Athens)
  • Rare earth element resources in the UK
  • Tectonics, magmatism and mineralisation, Solomon Islands (University of Leicester)

Professional association

  • Member of Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
  • Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)
  • Secretary and Treasurer Mineral Deposits Studies Group

Published outputs

Key Papers

GREBBY, S, NADEN, J, CUNNINGHAM, D, and TANSEY K. 2011.  Integrating airborne multispectral imagery and airborne LiDAR data for enhanced lithological mapping in vegetated terrain. Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol 115, 214–216

STEELE-MACINNIS, M, BODNAR, R J, and NADEN, J. 2011.  Numerical model to determine the composition of H2O–NaCl–CaCl2 fluid inclusions based on microthermometric and microanalytical data. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 75, 21–40

SMITH, D J, JENKIN, G R T, NADEN J, BOYCE, A J, PETTERSON, M G, TOBA, T, DARLING, W G, TAYLOR, H, and MILLAR, I L.  2010.  Anomalous alkaline sulphate fluids produced in a magmatic hydrothermal system - Savo, Solomon Islands. Chemical Geology, Vol. 275, 35–49

SLOANE, H J. 2006.  Direct evidence of fluid mixing in the formation of stratabound Pb-Zn-Ba-F mineralisation in the Alston Block, North Pennine Orefield (England) Mineralium Deposita, Vol. 41, 821–935

NADEN, J, KILIAS, S P, and DARBYSHIRE, D P F. 2005.  Active geothermal systems with entrained seawater as modern analogs for transitional volcanic-hosted massive sulfide and continental magmato-hydrothermal mineralization: The example of Milos Island, Greece. Geology, Vol. 33, 541–544.

NADEN, J, KILIAS, S P, LENG, M J, CHELIOTIS, I, and SHEPHERD, T J.  2005. Do fluid inclusions preserve ?18O values of hydrothermal fluids in epithermal systems over geological time? Evidence from paleo- and modem geothermal systems, Milos island, Aegean Sea. Chemical Geology, Vol. 197, 143–159