Anne’s early career was spent as a field exploration geologist in Australia, the SW Pacific and western USA. Family life as a dual-career couple, however, demanded a rethink in an industry with few role models. Anne founded PetraScience Consultants in 1995, and the company focused on alteration studies of mineral deposits with application to exploration, mine development and remediation. A key service was the early application of field spectrometers to map mineralogy. Anne co-edited the Atlas of Alteration (1996), delivered workshops on spectral analysis globally and recently led the development of short courses on alteration mineralogy. Anne has supported inclusion and diversity throughout her career by informal mentoring, supporting a variety of organizations and helping develop strategy.
“The more diverse the voices in the room, and the more we listen, the stronger we are together”
2020 Trailblazer Award Winner – Anne Thompson