Prof Richard Herrington

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Head of Earth Sciences Department

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Department Management Team
Contact: email
Phone: 02079425528

Specialisms

geochemistry, geodynamics, geology, mineralogy, ore deposits, research

Summary

As a researcher, I am investigating the behaviour of metals critical for our modern economy in earth systems. I am specifically focused on those metals concentrated by deep weathering processes in surface systems and have projects focused on looking at cobalt and rare earth metals in particular. Other interests include investigating the links between mineral deposit formation and the earths geodynamic history and the association of mineral deposit formation and biota in the deep ocean. My work involves collaboration with industry and the results of my research provide them with new information enabling better and more sustainable mining techniques to be considered. As current Head of Department I am keen to develop our staff and collections whilst facilitating our diverse science programme in line with the Science Strategy of the NHM. Google Scholar link: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=7Z6wbAoAAAAJ&hl=en

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Imperial College, United Kingdom

BSc, Imperial College, United Kingdom

Employment history

Academic

Head of Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

Merit researcher, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2009 - ongoing

Visiting Professor, Imperial College, Earth Science and Engineering, United Kingdom, 2011 - ongoing

Researcher, Natural History Museum, Mineralogy, United Kingdom, 1991 - 2009

Non-academic

Exploration Geologist, Cominco Ltd, 1980 - 1987

Publications

Gall L, Williams HM, Siebert C, Halliday AN, Herrington RJ, Hein JR (2013) Nickel isotopic compositions of ferromanganese crusts and the constancy of deep ocean inputs and continental weathering effects over the Cenozoic. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 375 : 148 - 155. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.05.019

Maslennikov VV, Maslennikova SP, Large RR, Danyushevsky LV, HERRINGTON RJ, STANLEY CJ (2013) Tellurium-bearing minerals in zoned sulfide chimneys from Cu-Zn massive sulfide deposits of the Urals, Russia. Mineralogy and Petrology, 107 (1): 67 - 99. doi: 10.1007/s00710-012-0230-x

Herrington R (2013) Road map to mineral supply. Nature Geoscience, 6 (11): 892 - 894. doi: 10.1038/ngeo1947

Hollis SP, Cooper MR, Roberts S, Earls G, Herrington R, Condon DJ (2013) Stratigraphic, geochemical and U-Pb zircon constraints from Slieve Gallion, Northern Ireland: a correlation of the Irish Caledonian arcs. Journal of the Geological Society, 170 (5): 737 - 752. doi: 10.1144/jgs2012-104

Hunter HMA, Herrington RJ, Oxley EA (2013) Examining Ni-laterite leach mineralogy & chemistry - a holistic multi-scale approach. Minerals Engineering, 54 : 100 - 109. doi: 10.1016/j.mineng.2013.05.002

Santoro L, Boni M, Herrington R, Clegg A (2013) The Hakkari nonsulfide Zn-Pb deposit in the context of other nonsulfide Zn-Pb deposits in the Tethyan Metallogenic Belt of Turkey. Ore Geology Reviews, 53 : 244 - 260. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2013.01.011

Maslennikov VV, Ayupova NR, HERRINGTON RJ, Danyushevskiy LV, Large RR (2012) Ferruginous and manganiferous haloes around massive sulphide deposits of the Urals. Ore Geology Reviews, 47 : 5 - 41. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2012.03.008

Hollis SP, Roberts S, Cooper MR, Earls G, HERRINGTON R, Condon DJ, Cooper MJ, Archibald SM, Piercey SJ (2012) Episodic arc-ophiolite emplacement and the growth of continental margins: Late accretion in the Northern Irish sector of the Grampian-Taconic orogeny. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 124 : 1702 - 1723. doi: 10.1130/b30619.1

THORNE RL, Roberts S, HERRINGTON RJ (2012) Climate change and the formation of nickel laterite deposits. Geology, 40 (4): 331 - 334. doi: 10.1130/G32549.1

Thorne R, Roberts S, HERRINGTON R (2012) The formation and evolution of the Bitincke nickel laterite deposit, Albania. Mineralium Deposita, 47 (8): 933 - 947. doi: 10.1007/s00126-012-0411-x

ARMSTRONG R, HERRINGTON R, DOLGOPOLOVA A, SELTMANN R (2011) CERCAMS Newsletter #14. CERCAMS-XIV Workshop "Ore Giants of Asia" (Proceedings of the Annual Winter Meeting of MDSG), NHM London: 5-7 January 2011. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 119 : 78 - 119.

Brown D, HERRINGTON RJ, Alvarez-Marron J (2011) Processes of Arc-Continent Collision in the Uralides. , Brown D, Ryan PD, Arc-Continent Collisions, Frontiers in Earth Sciences., pp. 309 - 338. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-88558-0_11.

Brown D, Ryan PD, Afonso JC, Boutelier D, Burg JP, Burne T, Calvert A, Cook F, DeBari S, DEWEY JF, Gerya TV, Harris R, HERRINGTON RJ, Konstantinovskaya E, Reston T, Zagorevski A (2011) Arc-Continent Collision: The Making of an Orogen. , Brown D, Ryan PD, Arc-Continent Collisions, Frontiers in Earth Sciences., pp. 471 - 487. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-88558-0_17.

Cooper MR, Crowley QG, Hollis SP, Noble SR, Roberts S, Chew D, Earls G, HERRINGTON R, Merriman RJ (2011) Age constraints and geochemistry of the Ordovician Tyrone Igneous Complex, Northern Ireland: implications for the Grampian orogeny. Journal of the Geological Society, 168 (4): 837 - 850. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-164

HERRINGTON R (2011) Geological Features and Genetic Models of Mineral Deposits. , Darling P, Mining Engineering Handbook, Volume 1., pp. 83 - 104. Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. SME.

HERRINGTON RJ, Brown D (2011) The Generation and Preservation of Mineral Deposits in Arc-Continent Collision Environments. , Brown D, Ryan PD, Arc-Continent Collisions, Frontiers in Earth Sciences., pp. 145 - 159. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-88558-0_6.

HERRINGTON RJ, Brown D (2011) Arc-continent collisions: their role in the generation and preservation of mineral deposits. , Barra et al. , Let's Talk Ore Deposits, Proceedings of the 11th SGA Biennial Meeting, 26-29th September 2011 Antofagasta, Chile. Ediciones Universida, Católica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile. ISBN 978-956-287-329-1., pp. 49 - 51.

Tavlan M, Thorne R, HERRINGTON RJ (2011) Uplift and lateritization history of the Caldag ophiolite in the context of Neo-Tethyan ophiolite obduction and uplift: Implications for the Cenozoic weathering history of western Anatolia. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 168 (4)doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-086

MÜLLER A, HERRINGTON R, ARMSTRONG A, SELTMANN R, Kirwin DJ, Stenina NG, Kronz A (2010) Trace elements and cathodoluminescence of quartz in stockwork veins of Mongolian porphyry-style deposits. Mineralium Deposita, 45 (7): 707 - 727. doi: 10.1007/s00126-010-0302-y

HAWKINS T, HERRINGTON R, SMITH M, Maslenikov V, Boyce A (2010) The Iron Skarns of the Turgai Belt, Northwestern Kazakhstan. , Porter TM, Hydrothermal Iron Oxide Copper-Gold and Related Deposits: A Global Perspective , vols. 3-4, Advances in the Understanding of IOCG Deposits., pp. 441 - 454. PGC Publishing, Adelaide.

HERRINGTON RJ, SCOTNEY PM, Roberts S, Boyce AJ, Harrison D (2010) Temporal association of arc–continent collision, progressive magma contamination in arc volcanism and formation of gold-rich massive sulphide deposits on Wetar Island (Banda arc). Gondwana Research, 19 (3)doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2010.10.011

MÜLLER A, HERRINGTON R, ARMSTRONG R, SELTMANN R, Kirwin DJ, Stenina NG, Kronz A (2010) Trace elements and cathodoluminescence of quartz in stockwork veins of Mongolian porphyry-style deposits. IMA 2010 20th general meeting of the international mineralogical association, Budapest, Hungary, 21-27 August 2010. Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, 6

SMITH MP, Coppard J, HERRINGTON R (2010) The Geology of the Rakkurijärvi Copper-Prospect, Norrbotten County, Sweden, pp. 407-420 in. , Porter TM, Hydrothermal Iron Oxide Copper-Gold and Related Deposits: A Global Perspective, vols. 3-4, Advances in the Understanding of IOCG Deposits.. PGC Publishing, Adelaide.

Andersen JCO, Rollinson GK, Snook B, HERRINGTON R, Fairhurst RJ (2009) Use of QEMSCAN (R) for the characterization of Ni-rich and Ni-poor goethite in laterite ores. Minerals Engineering, 22 : 1119 - 1129.

THORNE R, HERRINGTON R, Roberts S (2009) Composition and origin of the Caldag oxide nickel laterite, W. Turkey. Mineralium Deposita, 44 (5): 581 - 595. doi: 10.1007/s00126-009-0234-6

Cope IL, Wilkinson JJ, Boyce AJ, Chapman JB, HERRINGTON RJ, Harris CJ (2008) Genesis of the Pic de Fon Iron Oxide Deposit, Simandou Range, Republic of Guinea, West Africa. In: Hagemann et al. (eds.), Banded Iron Formation-Related High-Grade Iron Ore. Reviews in Economic Geology, 15 : 339 - 360.

Balashova Y, Mordberg L, HERRINGTON R (2007) Geochemistry and mineralogy of Serov Ni lateritic deposit, N Urals. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71

HUTCHENS E, WILLIAMSON BJ, ANAND M, Ryan MP, HERRINGTON RJ (2007) Discriminating bacterial from electrochemical corrosion using Fe isotopes. Corrosion Science, 49

Smith MJ, Coppard J, HERRINGTON RJ, Stein H (2007) The Geology of the Rakkurijärvi Cu-(Au) Prospect, Norrbotten: New Iron Oxide-Copper-Gold (IOCG) Deposit in Northern Sweden. Economic Geology, 102 : 393 - 414.

Brown D, Spadea P, Puchkov V, Alvarez-Marron J, HERRINGTON R, Willner AP, Hetzel R, Gorozhanina Y, Juhlin C (2006) Arc-continent collision in the Southern Urals. Earth-Science Reviews, 79 : 261 - 287.

ARMSTRONG R, Kozelj D, HERRINGTON R (2005) The Majdanpek Cu-Au Porphyry Deposit of Eastern Serbia: A Review. , Porter TM, Super Porphyry Copper & Gold Deposits: A Global Perspective., pp. 453 - 466. PGC Publishing. Adelaide.

Gerel O, Amar-Amgalan S, Oyungerel S, Myagmarsuren S, Kirwin D, ARMSTRONG R, HERRINGTON R, SELTMANN R (2005) Granitoids and related mineralization of Mongolia: Petrochemistry and mineral deposits GIS. , Mao J, Bierlein F, Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the global challenge. Proceedings of the eighth Biennial SGA meeting, Beijing, China, 18-21 August 2005., pp. 1313 - 1316. Springer-Verlag. Berlin Heidelberg.

HERRINGTON RJ, ARMSTRONG RN, Yakubchuk A, SELTMANN R, Shatov V, Gerel O, Koval P, Berzina A (2005) Analysis of magmatic belts of Mongolia utilising a new combined geology map and petrochemistry GIS product. , SELTMANN R, Gerel O, Kirwin DJ, Geodynamics and Metallogeny of Mongolia with a Special Emphasis on Copper and Gold Deposits. SEG-IAGOD Field Trip, 14-16 August 2005, 8th Biennial SGA Meeting; IAGOD Guidebook Series 11., pp. 53 - 62. CERCAMS/NHM. London. 225 pp.

HERRINGTON R, Maslennikov V, Zaykov V, Seravkin I, Kosarev I, Buschmann B, Orgeval JJ, HOLLAND N, Tesalina S, Nimis P, ARMSTRONG R (2005) Classification of VMS deposits: Lessons from the South Uralides. Ore Geology Reviews, 27 : 203 - 237.

HERRINGTON RJ, Puchkov VN, Yakubchuk AS (2005) A reassessment of the tectonic zonation of the Uralides: implications for metallogeny. , McDonald I, Boyce AJ, Butler IB, HERRINGTON RJ, Polya DA, Mineral Deposits and Earth Evolution., pp. 153 - 166. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 248.

HERRINGTON RJ, Zaykov VV, Maslennikov VV, Brown D, Puchkov VN (2005) Mineral deposits of the Urals and Links to Geodynamic Evolution. Economic Geology, : 1069 - 1095.

Jowitt SM, Osborn RGM, Thomas RDH, Naden J, Gunn AG, HERRINGTON RJ, Nicolaides S (2005) T-type mineralisation a pseudo-epithermal style of VHMS associated gold mineralisation, Cyprus. , Mao J, Bierlein F, Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the global challenge. Proceedings of the eighth Biennial SGA meeting, Beijing, China, 18-21 August 2005., pp. 635 - 637. Springer-Verlag. Berlin Heidelberg.

Orgeval JJ, Guerrot C, Tessalina SG, Bourdon B, Zaykov V, Buley C, Bushmann B, HERRINGTON R, Taylor R (2005) Lead isotopic systematics of Urals massive sulphide deposits. , Mao J, Bierlein F, Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the global challenge. Proceedings of the eighth Biennial SGA meeting, Beijing, China, 18-21 August 2005., pp. 667 - 669. Springer-Verlag. Berlin Heidelberg.

Scotney PM, Roberts S, HERRINGTON RJ, Boyce AJ, Burgess R (2005) The development of volcanic hosted massive sulfide and baritegold orebodies on Wetar Island, Indonesia. Mineralium Deposita, 46 (1): 76 - 99. doi: 10.1007/s00126-005-0468-x

Gleeson SA, HERRINGTON RJ, Durango J, Velasquez CA, Koll G (2004) The mineralogy and geochemistry of the Cerro Matoso Ni Laterite Deposit, Montelíbano, Colombia. Economic Geology, 99 : 1197 - 1213.

Lips ALW, HERRINGTON RJ, Stein G, Kozelj D, Popov K, Wijbrans JR (2004) Refined timing of porphyry copper formation in the Serbian and Bulgarian portions of the Cretaceous Carpatho-Balkan belt. Economic Geology, 99 : 601 - 609.

Little CTS, Danelian T, HERRINGTON RJ, Haymon RM (2004) Early Jurassic hydrothermal vent community from the Franciscan Complex, California. Journal of Paleontology, 78 : 542 - 559.

ARMSTRONG R, HERRINGTON RJ, SAVAGE MA (2003) Tennantite and tyrolite from the Coed y Brenin Forest, North Wales. Journal of the Russell Society, 8

HERRINGTON RJ, First DM, Kozelj D (2003) Copper porphyry deposits of Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Romania and Bulgaria. , Kelly EA, Europe's Major Base Metal Deposits., pp. 303 - 322. Irish Association for Economic Geology. Dublin.

Ivanov KS, Sazonov VN, Maslennikov V, Zaykov V, Telenkov O, Udachin V, Tesalina S, Belenki A, Williamson B, Herrington R (-1) MinUrals: Mineral resources of the Urals-Origin, development and environmental impacts. , , null..

Leistel JM, Augé T, Bourgeois B, Bretteville V, Coste B, Lerouge C, Orgeval JJ, Koroteev V, Ivanov KS, Sazonov VN, Maslennikov V, Zaykov V, Telenkov O, Udachin V, Tesalina S, Belenki A, WILLIAMSON B, HERRINGTON R, SPIRO B, PURVIS OW, DUBBIN W, BROOKS S, Buschmann B, Bourdon B, Omenetto P (2003) MinUrals: Mineral resources of the Urals - Origin, development and environmental impacts. , Eliopoulis EA, Mineral Exploration and Sustainable Development., pp. 37 - 40. Millpress.

Maslennikov VV, Ayupova NR, HERRINGTON RJ, Danyushevsky LV (2003) Implication of halmyrolysis in migration of REE during formation of ferruginous sedimentary rocks in Uzelga massive sulphide deposits, Southern Urals (Russia). , Eliopoulis EA, Mineral Exploration and Sustainable Development., pp. 147 - 150. Millpress.

Maslennikov VV, Maslennikova SP, Large R, Danyushevsky LV, HERRINGTON RJ (2003) The trace element zonation in vent chimneys from the Silurian Yaman- Kasy VHMS deposit in the Southern Ural, Russia: insights from laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass-spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). , Eliopoulis EA, Mineral Exploration and Sustainable Development., pp. 151 - 154. Millpress.

Rice CM, HERRINGTON RJ (2003) Metals in the weathering environment. Introduction.. Mineralogical Magazine, 67 : 233 - 234.

Udachin V, Williamson BJ, Purvis OW, Spiro B, Dubbin W, Brooks S, Coste B, Herrington RJ, Mikhailova I (2003) Assessment of environmental impacts of active smelter operations and abandoned mines in Karabash, Ural Mountains of Russia. Sustainable Development, 11 (3): 133 - 142.

Highlighted publications

Herrington R (2013) Road map to mineral supply. Nature Geoscience, 6 (11): 892 - 894. doi: 10.1038/ngeo1947

THORNE RL, Roberts S, HERRINGTON RJ (2012) Climate change and the formation of nickel laterite deposits. Geology, 40 (4): 331 - 334. doi: 10.1130/G32549.1

HERRINGTON RJ, SCOTNEY PM, Roberts S, Boyce AJ, Harrison D (2010) Temporal association of arc–continent collision, progressive magma contamination in arc volcanism and formation of gold-rich massive sulphide deposits on Wetar Island (Banda arc). Gondwana Research, 19 (3)doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2010.10.011

THORNE R, HERRINGTON R, Roberts S (2009) Composition and origin of the Caldag oxide nickel laterite, W. Turkey. Mineralium Deposita, 44 (5): 581 - 595. doi: 10.1007/s00126-009-0234-6

Brown D, Spadea P, Puchkov V, Alvarez-Marron J, HERRINGTON R, et al (2006) Arc-continent collision in the Southern Urals. Earth-Science Reviews, 79 : 261 - 287.

HERRINGTON R, Maslennikov V, Zaykov V, Seravkin I, Kosarev I, et al (2005) Classification of VMS deposits: Lessons from the South Uralides. Ore Geology Reviews, 27 : 203 - 237.