Mr Richard Shaw

Mr Richard Shaw

Economic Geologist

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3010

E-mail Mr Richard Shaw

ORCID: 0000000276914568

Published outputs


  • 2010 – ongoing : Economic Geologist, British Geological Survey
  • 2009 –2010 : MSc Camborne School of Mines, Mining Geology
  • 2002 –2009 : Analytical Geochemist, British Geological Survey
  • 1999 –2002 : BSc (Hons) University of Derby, Geology

Current projects and collaboration

  • CHPM2030 (Combined Heat Production and Metals 2030) - an EU-funded geothermal and by-product metal recovery project.
  • EURARE (rare earth element resources in Europe) - specifically REE mineralisation in the Ditrau Alkaline Igneous Complex, in Romania

Research interests

  • Niobium and tantalum mineralisation in pegmatites
  • REE mineralisation in hydrothermal systems
  • Resource recovery from waste


  • Analysis of global mineral commodities
  • ArcGIS and mineral resource mapping
  • Auditing to ISO 9001, 14001 and 17025 international standards
  • Geochemical sampling and analysis

Key papers

R.A. Shaw, K.M. Goodenough, N.M.W. Roberts, M.S.A. Horstwood, S.R. Chenery, A.G. Gunn, Petrogenesis of rare-metal pegmatites in high-grade metamorphic terranes: A case study from the Lewisian Gneiss Complex of north-west Scotland, Precambrian Research, Volume 281, August 2016, Pages 338-362, ISSN 0301-9268,

K.M. Goodenough, J. Schilling, E. Jonsson, P. Kalvig, N. Charles, J. Tuduri, E.A. Deady, M. Sadeghi, H. Schiellerup, A. Müller, G. Bertrand, N. Arvanitidis, D.G. Eliopoulos, R.A. Shaw, K. Thrane, N. Keulen, Europe's rare earth element resource potential: An overview of REE metallogenetic provinces and their geodynamic setting, Ore Geology Reviews, Volume 72, Part 1, January 2016, Pages 838-856, ISSN 0169-1368,

Shaw, R A, Petavratzi, E and Bloodworth, A J. 2013. Resource recovery from mine waste in Hester, R E and Harrison, R M. (eds.) Issues in Environmental Science and Technology. Royal Society of Chemistry Special Publication.

Shaw, R A. 2015. The Risk List. British Geological Survey, 11 pp.

Shaw, R A and Goodenough K A. 2011. Niobium-tantalum commodity profile. British Geological Survey, 27 pp.