Clive Mitchell | Industrial Minerals Geologist
British Geological Survey | United Kingdom

Clive Mitchell, Industrial Minerals Geologist, British Geological Survey

Clive Mitchell is a senior Industrial Minerals Geologist at the British Geological Survey (BGS) with 31 years’ experience of the assessment of industrial mineral resources from around the world. His international research has included institutional strengthening and capacity building (Africa, the Middle East, Thailand and Afghanistan), industrial minerals resource assessment, technical and laboratory evaluation of minerals, mineral processing and Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM).

Clive has worked in the Middle East for 20 years, the most recent projects involved resource assessment of high-purity limestone, dimension stone and construction aggregate (outputs from UAE Ministry of Energy & Industry:

His current work includes: ASGM research in Kenya, a review of graphite resources in eastern Africa (Official Development Assistance, ODA, research programme of BGS), support for the Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) (Partnerships for Development) and a new version of the BGS Brick Clay Mineral Planning Factsheet. He is seeking opportunities for research on industrial uses for mineral and quarry waste. Clive is also writing a book on pebbles for the National Trust, provisionally titled ‘The Pebble Hunters Guide’.

Clive is a Chartered Geologist (CGeol) with the Geological Society of London & a member of the British Standards Institute (BSI) technical committee (B/502/06) for test methods for construction aggregate. He is secretary of the organising committee for the biennial Extractive Industry Geology conference ( – next conference in July 2021 at the University of Exeter #EIGExeter2021) & manager of the BGS minerals website

Clive is an experienced communicator & has presented at over 50 conferences in the UK & internationally. His publications and presentations can be freely downloaded from the NERC Open Research Archive: (where he is the most popular author with close to 150,000 downloads).

For further details visit his BGS staff profile, online here:

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