Eimear Deady

Eimear Deady

Economic geologist
BGS Edinburgh

Eimear Deady’s Biography

  • 2013 – ongoing : Economic Geologist, British Geological Survey
  • 2015 – ongoing : Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, PhD “An enhanced understanding of the thermal and fluid history of a Variscan metallogenic province from critical metal investigations: The antimony and tungsten-bismuth deposits of south-west England”
  • 2010 –2011 : Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter M.Sc. Mining Geology
  • 2007 –2010 : University of Edinburgh B.Sc. (Hons) Geology
  • 2003 –2007 : Trinity College Dublin B.A. (Mod) Natural Science (Hons): Genetics

Research interests

  • Critical metal mineralisation and geometallurgy
  • Valorisation of mining waste
  • Mining heritage

Current projects and collaborations

  • 2013 – ongoing : Critical metal mineralisation research in South West England, with a focus on tungsten, bismuth and antimony through the Critical Metals Alliance. (Camborne School of Mines)
  • 2016 –2020 : EU Horizon 2020 HighTech AlkCarb Project to develop new geomodels for critical metal exploration in carbonatites and alkaline rocks
  • 2013 – ongoing : World mineral statistics
  • 2016 –2019 : EU Horizon 2020 CHMP 2030 Combined Heat, Power, Metal Extraction
  • 2013 –2017 : EU Framework 7 (FP7) EURARE ‘Development of a sustainable exploitation scheme for Europe’s Rare Earth ore deposits’ Researching Rare Earth Element mineralisation in Europe; REE in red muds and bauxite and heavy mineral sands in Turkey. (January 2013-December 2017)
  • 2014 –2017 : Capacity building at the Liberian Geological Survey

Key papers

  • Deady, E., A Lacinska, KM Goodenough, RA Shaw, NMW Roberts. 2019 Volcanic-Derived Placers as a Potential Resource of Rare Earth Elements: The Aksu Diamas Case Study, Turkey Minerals 9 (4), 208.
  • Gunn, A. G., Dorbor, J. K., Mankelow, J. M., Lusty, P. A. J., Deady, E. A., Shaw, R. A., & Goodenough, K. M. 2018 A review of the mineral potential of Liberia. Ore Geology Reviews, 101, 413-431.
  • Elliott, H. A. L., F. Wall, A. R. Chakhmouradian, P. R. Siegfried, S. Dahlgren, S. Weatherley, A. A. Finch, M. A. W. Marks, Emma Dowman, and E. Deady. 2018 Fenites associated with carbonatite complexes: A review. Ore Geology Reviews 93:38-59.
  • Balomenos, Efthymios; Davris, Panagiotis; Deady, Eimear; Yang, Jason; Panias, Dimitris; Friedrich, Bernd; Binnemans, Koen; Seisenbaeva, Gulaim; Dittrich, Carsten; Kalvig, Per; Paspaliaris, Ioannis. 2017 The EURARE Project: Development of a Sustainable Exploitation Scheme for Europe’s Rare Earth Ore Deposits. Johnson Matthey Technology Review, Volume 61, Number 2, pp. 142-153(12).
  • Deady, Eimear A.; Muchos, Evangelos; Goodenough, Kathryn; Williamson , Ben J.; Wall, Frances. 2016 A review of the potential for rare earth element resources from European red muds: examples from Seydişehir, Turkey and Parnassus-Giona, Greece. Mineralogical Magazine, 80 (1). 43-61.

Published outputs


  • Mineral prospectivity analysis at regional scales
  • Mineral exploration
  • Science communication


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