Tom Ritchie is currently working as General Manager and Principal Geologist for the exploration company Hardie Pacific in New Zealand. Tom’s current projects include evaluating heavy mineral placer deposits across Westland and gold mineralisation on the eastern portion of the Hyde Macraes shear zone in Otago.
Previously, Tom competed his B.Sc. (honors) and M.Sc. degrees at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Tom’s M.Sc research was focused on characterising Westland’s placer garnet and ilmenite deposits.