Anne Tomlinson

Principal Geophysicist

Anne Tomlinson (formerly Morrell) graduated from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science (Geophysics) and Bachelor of Arts (German). She continued her studies at Auckland graduating with a Master of Science majoring in Economic Geology and Applied Geophysics in 2004. Her thesis was a geophysical characterisation of low-sulfidation epithermal ore deposits of the southern Coromandel region, New Zealand using potential field methods integrated with geological and geochemical data.

Anne began at SGC in 2005 following two years working as an exploration and mine geologist at epithermal and orogenic lode gold operations in North Queensland and Western Australia for Newmont. She has consulted on all aspects of geophysical exploration for gold, base metals, iron ore, REEs, and uranium in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, West and East Africa including survey planning and management, data processing, interpretation and target generation using potential field and electrical techniques in the air, at surface and downhole. She has also interpreted potential field datasets for on- and offshore oil and gas exploration. With her background in geology, she carries out integrated desktop evaluations of exploration projects including sourcing and using legacy data, as well as litho-structural interpretations of magnetic, radiometric, gravity, and electromagnetic data. Anne is part of SGC’s training group delivering aeromagnetic interpretation workshops in Australia and internationally. In 2019, she was elected to SGC’s Board of Directors.

Anne is an active member of the ASEG and AIG. She was a Councillor on the AIG Federal Committee responsible for Membership and Qualifications (2012-2017), has served on the AIG Membership and Education Committees, and is also a past President of the WA Branch of the ASEG. Anne has a strong interest in Geoscience outreach to primary and secondary students and is actively involved in the CSIRO’s Scientists in Schools program.