Dr Jonathan Naden

BUFI team leader
BGS Keyworth

Jonathan Naden’s Biography

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

Research interests

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

Current projects and collaborations

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


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

BOUCH, J E, NADEN, J, SHEPHERD, T J,MCKERVEY, J A, YOUNG, B, BENHAM, A J and 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, LENG, M J, CHELIOTIS, I, and SHEPHERD, T J.  2005. Do fluid inclusions preserve δ18O 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

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.

Published outputs
NERC Open Research Archive — Dr Jon Naden



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


Professional associations

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


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