Christopher A Tuck

Christopher A. Tuck is a physical scientist with the National Minerals Information Center responsible for researching, collecting and analyzing data, and publishing reports on cesium, iron ore, iron and steel, iron and steel scrap, and rubidium. As a Mineral Commodity Specialist his duties include interagency support, industry expertise, academic research, and support of the general public.


Christopher A. Tuck has been a Mineral Commodity Specialist with the National Minerals Information Center since 2012, where he began as the Iron Ore Specialist. Since then, he has also become the specialist assigned to iron and steel, iron and steel scrap, cesium, and rubidium. Over his time with the Center, he has also covered silicon and the ferroalloys, as well as peer reviewing publications for cobalt, platinum-group metals, and metals recycling. In addition to his primary duties, Mr. Tuck acts as a technical liason for colleauges and has developed multiple internal programs focused on workplace efficiency and developing a database for global minerals production. He also was the lead author on a publication clarifying the reporting of iron ore in China, changing the paradigm for global reporting methodology of iron production.

Prior to joining the United States Geological Survey, Mr. Tuck served in the Virginia Air National Guard for 8 years as a Weather Operations Specialist where he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant to pursue a career in the sciences.