Mr Paul Lusty

Mr Paul Lusty Team Leader Ore Deposits and Commodities

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3291

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  •  2012 –To date :  BGS Team Leader - Ore Deposits and Commodities
  •  2005 –2012 :  Economic Geologist, British Geological Survey
  •  2004 –2005 :  Exploration Geologist, Minmet plc
  •  2001 –2004 :  Exploration Geophysicist, WesternGeco Ltd
  •  1999 –2000 :  MSc University of Leicester, Mineral Exploration
  •  1996 –1999 :  BSc (Hons) University of Southampton, Geology

Current projects and collaboration

  •  British Geological Survey-University of Exeter Critical Metals Alliance
  •  Critical metal potential of the Mourne Mountains
  •  EURARE - development of a sustainable exploitation scheme for Europe’s Rare Earth ore deposits
  •  Mineralisation associated with submarine hydrothermal systems in North Wales, UK
  •  Petrogenesis and critical metal potential of pan-African granitoids in Nigeria
  •  Rare earth element mineralisation associated with Precambrian igenous rocks in Botswana
  •  Study on statistical information on quality and quantity of EU raw materials deposits


  •  Analysis of resource distribution and reserves, production trends and flows
  •  Developing exploration models and planning and implementation of exploration programmes
  •  Mineral potential mapping and exploration targeting, including prospectivity modelling in ARCSDM
  •  Mineral resource assessment and evaluation

Professional association

  •  Committee Member of the Applied Mineralogical Society
  •  Council Member of the Mineralogical Society
  •  Geological Society, London representative on the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Mineral Resources
  •  Mineral Deposits Study Group

Research interests

  •  Metal recovery from 'low carbon' ores and waste streams
  •  Metallic minerals policy and attracting investment in the minerals sector
  •  Mineral exploration including spatial data analysis as a tool for exploration targeting
  •  Mineral resource evaluation
  •  Orogenic mineralisation in the Caledonides
  •  Rare earth element mineralisation
  •  Resources, production, societal flows and supply-demand dynamics of raw material
  •  Seafloor mineral deposits
  •  Volcanic associated hydrothermal systems

Published outputs

Key papers

LUSTY, P A J, Scheib, C, Gunn, A G, and Walker, A S D. 2012. Reconnaissance-Scale Prospectivity Analysis for Gold Mineralisation in the Southern Uplands-Down-Longford Terrane, Northern Ireland. Natural Resources Research, 21, 359-382.

LUSTY, P A, NADEN, J, BOUCH, J J, MCKERVEY, J A, and MCFARLANE, J A. 2011. Atypical Gold Mineralization in an Orogenic Setting - The Bohaun Deposit Western Irish Caledonides. Economic Geology, 106, 359-380.

LUSTY, P A J, GUNN, A G, MCDONNELL, B C, CHACKSFIELD, M R, COOPER, M R, and Earls, G. 2009. Gold potential of the Dalradian rocks of northwest Northern Ireland: prospectivity analysis using Tellus data. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), Vol. 118, 162-177.