Dr Jeremy Rushton

Senior petrologist
BGS Keyworth

Jeremy Rushton’s Biography

  • 2007 – ongoing : Senior Petrologist, British Geological Survey
  •  1994 –2007 : Self-employed oil industry petrography consultant
  •  1990 : PhD University of Aberdeen, Geology: The Diagenetic Formation of Feldspars
  •  1989 –1994 : Petrographer and senior petrographer, Core Laboratories
  •  1985 : BSc (Hons) University of Reading, Geochemistry

Research interests

  • CCS
  • Nanoparticles: use as gas pathway tracers
  • Petrography technique development
  • Porosity characterisation
  • Radioactive waste disposal
  • Sandstone diagenesis


Current projects and collaborations

Key papers

  • ALEXANDER, W. R., MILODOWSKI, A. E., PITTY, A. F., HARDIE, S. M. L., KEMP, S. J., KORKEAKOSKI, P., RIGAS, M., RUSHTON, J. C., SELLIN, P., and TWEED, C. J. 2012. Reaction of bentonite in low-alkali cement leachates:an overview of the Cyprus natural analogue project (CNAP): Mineralogical Magazine, v. 76, no. 8, p. 3019-3022.
  • HARRINGTON, J. F., MILODOWSKI, A. E., GRAHAM, C. C., RUSHTON, J. C., and CUSS, R. J. 2012. Evidence for gas-induced pathways in clay using a nanoparticle injection technique.: Mineralogical Magazine, v. 76, no. 8, p. 3327-3336.
  • MONAGHAN, A., FORD, J., MILODOWSKI, A. E., MCINROY, D., PHARAOH, T., RUSHTON, J. C., BROWNE, M., COOPER, A., HULBERT, A., and NAPIER, B. 2012. New insights from 3D geological models at analogue CO2 storage sites in Lincolnshire and eastern Scotland, UK: Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, v. 59, no. 1, p. 53-76.

Published outputs
NERC Open Research Archive — Dr Jeremy Rushton


  • Image analysis
  • Post-test petrography
  • Scanning electron microscope; use and development
  • Sedimentary petrography

Professional associations

  • Fellow of Mineralogical Society

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